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- Kristine Boone, PhD candidate, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo
- Na Young Kim, Associate Professor, IQC, University of Waterloo
- Adele Newton, Executive Director, CS-Can|Info-Can
Kristine Boone is a doctoral candidate in the field of quantum physics at the University of Waterloo and a researcher at the quantum computing start-up Quantum Benchmark. Her research focuses on the characterization of quantum systems, in particular, on a protocol known as “randomized benchmarking” which is the global standard for characterizing the performance of quantum computers. Her research is then applied by Quantum Benchmark to create software solutions which characterize, mitigate, and correct errors in quantum computing hardware.
Na Young Kim leads Quantum Innovation (QuIN) laboratory, aiming to build large-scale quantum processors based on novel materials and advanced technologies. Prior to joining IQC in 2016, Kim was at Apple Inc., working on the development of small display products, where she got to experience delivering beloved products to world-wide consumers. She received a BS in Physics from Seoul National University and pursued her graduate studies exploring mesoscopic transport properties in low-dimensional nanostructures in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. During her postgraduate research, she expanded her scope to the fields of quantum optics and nanophotonics, working on several experimental and theoretical projects in collaborations with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and collaborators.
Adele Newton is Executive Director of CS-Can|Info-Can. Through her work with organizations including BlackBerry, the University of Waterloo, the University of Toronto, ACM/SIGGRAPH and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, she has developed and managed a broad range of programs and strategic international partnerships in the university, technology and not-for-profit sectors across Canada, within North America and in Africa, Europe and China. Her career has focussed on connecting diverse partners from technology, science and the arts to work together on exciting and innovative projects. Adele is a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo and is active in the community as co-founder of LAUNCH Waterloo, a member of the Board of Directors of the Waterloo Region Chapter of Women in Communications and Technology, and founder of Wise Women Waterloo.