Introduction to Quantum Computing and its Ecosystem
Dr. Riccardo Mengoni
Riccardo Mengoni obtained his master's degree in theoretical physics at University of Camerino. He then moved to University of Verona for his PhD, where he worked on Quantum Machine Learning. In summer 2018 he was selected for the USRA Quantum Academy that gave him the opportunity to be a NASA intern working on Quantum Annealing applications. Currently he is a Quantum Computing (QC) specialist at CINECA High Performance Computing (HPC) center working on QC and its integration with HPC."
ESA’s Quantum Computing for Earth Observation (QC4EO) Initiative: Current Activities and Perspectives
The AI-enhanced Quantum Initiative for EO is a recent initiative from ESA Earth Observation Programmes to assess the potential of Quantum Computing for Earth Observation (QC4EO). Indeed, quantum computing has the potential to improve performance, decrease computational costs and solve previously intractable problems in EO by exploiting quantum phenomena. In this talk we will present our current activities for discovering possible synergies between QC and EO, exploring first promising use-cases, and gathering both communities to prepare the ground for the opportunities which will arise with quantum computing developments.
Dr. Bertrand Le Saux
Bertrand Le Saux (Ms. Eng. 1999, MSc. 1999 INP Grenoble, PhD 2003 Univ. Versailles / Inria, Dr. Habil. 2019 Univ. Paris-Saclay) is a scientist with the European Space Agency ESRIN/Phi-lab, in Frascati (IT). He is working on data-driven techniques for visual understanding, with a background in machine learning and computer vision. He's interested in tackling practical problems that arise in Earth observation, to bring solutions to current environmental and societal challenges. He has been a researcher at CNR/ISTI Pisa (IT), Univ. of Bern (CH), ENS Cachan (FR) and ONERA (FR). He was co-chair [2015-2017] and chair [2017-2019] for the IEEE GRSS technical committee on image analysis and data fusion (IADF TC). He is currently an associate editor of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. He is also a co-organiser of the CVPR / EarthVision workshop series.