Educational Technology

November 28, 2011

Quantum Computing an Award Winner, as CIX Announces Canadian Innovator of the Year

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by MediaCaster

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) will present its Innovator of the Year Award to Dr. Geordie Rose, founder and Chief Technology Officer of D-Wave Systems Inc. of Burnaby, British Columbia. The award honours an individual Canadian who has demonstrated the most compelling technology or business innovation within the sectors of ICT and digital media. Nominations are put forth by the CIX Advisory Board members and are considered and evaluated by the CIX Co-Chairs. Rose will be recognized for his ambitious approach to building quantum computing technology. The development of a quantum computer processor has been a longstanding goal of physicists and computer scientists who, until recently, focused primarily on academic research. This transformative technology is comparable in scope to the shift from vacuum tubes to transistors to silicon chips, with vastly more processing power and the ability to solve complex problems that are simply not possible through today’s advanced supercomputers based on conventional processors. Applications currently under development include machine learning, protein folding, image recognition, and search as well as powerful analytics for “big data” sectors like energy usage, consumer behavior or stock market trading.

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