Conference Program (2022)


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【AI-3】Oct. 27 (Thu) 16:00 - 16:45

AI is a key driver of DX. As the world is getting back to the new‐normal, consumers are forming new living habits and shopping behaviors. Appier, leveraging its AI expertise is going to share how AI is changing consumer behavior and the key to succeed in this ever‐changing environment with some case studies.

Dr. Yu attended Harvard University, obtaining his Ph.D. degree in AI. Prior to Harvard, he earned his MS degree from Stanford's AI Lab. Dr. Yu had over 20 years of AI experience. Before starting Appier in 2012, he primarily applied AI algorithms in the field of machine learning and autonomous control, including autonomous four‐legged robots and self‐driving cars. He also has published tens of publications in the field of AI robotics and machine learning. He was nominated for the 2011 IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award and served as researcher at Harvard University's Wyss Institute. Dr. Yu was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

【QC-3】Oct. 27 (Thu) 10:00 - 11:00

Rafal Janik is the Chief Operating Officer at Xanadu. He manages business operations and leads organizational growth on a product and company level. He specializes in commercializing deep tech projects and has over ten years of experience in leading software and machine learning teams in both large enterprises and high-growth startups. Rafal holds an MSc in Biophysics from the University of Guelph.

Quantum computers have moved out of the lab and into the enterprise. Leading organizations are building quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, portfolio optimization, drug discovery, materials sciences, scheduling, fault detection, traffic congestion, and supply chain management. Hear about some of them here.

Hossein Sadeghi, Ph.D., is a quantum application developer with a background in quantum computing, optimization, and machine learning. Since joining D-Wave five years ago, Hossein has worked with customers and partners to help bring quantum computing to various industries, including transportation, logistics, pharmaceuticals, and financial applications.
Hossein is also a scientific investigator at Creative Destruction Lab, where he mentors early startups who want to use quantum computing in their applications. Hossein holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and a master's degree in Quantum Information Science.