The EMiT@CIUK 2017 workshop will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on the 13th of December 2017 as part of the Computing Insight UK 2017 conference.

The workshop will consist of a morning of talks around two hot topics: novel computing architectures and AI/Machine Learning, followed by an afternoon session providing a technical and hands on introduction to quantum computing via the IBM Research quantum experience platform.

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Introduction to EMiT and the workshop (09:30-10:00)
Dr Michael Bane High End Compute Introduction to the EMiT series
Dr Stephen Longshaw STFC Welcome to the EMiT@CIUK Workshop
Session 1 – Novel Computing Technologies (10:00-11:00)
Dr Stefan Filipp IBM Research Perspectives on quantum computing with near-term devices
Dr Andrew Smith University of York A Ball Computer
Dr Nicholas Chancellor Durham University Local Search: Using the algorithms we already have on quantum annealers
Break (11:00-11:30)
Session 2: AI & Machine Learning (11:30-12:30)
Dr Atanas Atanasov Intel AI Developments at Intel
Dr Oscar Déniz Suárez Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha The Hardware and Software that will bring Deep Learning Everywhere
Dr Edward Pyzer-Knapp IBM Research Teaching AI to optimize AI – a (very) brief introduction to Bayesian Optimization
Lunch (12:30-13:30)
Quantum Computing Workshop (13:30-16:00)
Dr Marc Ganzhorn IBM Research (20 minutes) Introduction to Quantum Computing
IBM Research & EMiT Committee IBM Research & EMiT (40 minutes) Hands on with Cloud based Quantum Computing (practical session)
Break (30 minutes)
IBM Research & EMiT Committee IBM Research & EMiT (60 minutes) Quantum programming (practical session)