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ACS WA Dennis Moore Oration & 1962 Prize Award 2018

Held at the UWA University Club, the WA Branch of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) annually presents leading edge orations by world class speakers over a three-course sumptuous dinner. For the first time, this event will have a Sign Interpreter thanks to our sponsor WebKeyIT. Registrations Open from 1800 for Pre-Dinner Drinks at 1815 - 1900 Start **This is a Black-Tie Event**

Registration End Date: Wed, 10 Oct, 06:15 PM

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  • UWA University Club
    Entrance 1, Hackett Drive
    CRAWLEY WA 6009
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  • Event Start: Wed, 10 Oct, 06:15 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 10 Oct, 10:00 PM
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<img alt="quantun" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1523933212000"></img><br><br>This year will be no exception as we are honored to have <b>Professor Jingbo Wang</b>, Head of the Department of Physics at The University of Western Australia present on the subject of Quantum Computing.<br><br><b>&quot; What is Quantum Computing? Will it become a reality in the next decade? What makes it so much different from existing computer systems? How will it affect our lives?&quot;  </b><br><br>Prof Jingbo Wang will briefly provide a tutorial overview of QC giving particular attention to the state of the art and her contributions to the subject.<br><br>This will include a short history of the subject and why it is such a huge advance over classical computing.  In particular, she will explain the concepts of: Qubits, Superposition, Entanglement, Decoherence, Stochastic and Unitary Matrices. Computations may be repeated in order to achieve an arbitrary probability of the correct result.  Examples will be drawn from areas such as cryptography using Shor’s algorithm.  New programming languages such as Microsoft’s Q# (Q-sharp) will be necessary.  <br><br>Finally there will be some discussion of the impact of QC on society (for example cryptocurrencies, privacy and security). This will all be given at a level suitable for computing professionals with a bachelors degree in ICT.<br><br><b>Background - Dennis Moore Oration</b><br><br>The Oration is named after <b>Dennis Moore</b>, the father-figure of computing in Western Australia.  Professor Moore was first chairman of the WA Computer Society, the Director of the very first computing centre in WA, an executive director of Government Computing, and then appointed foundation Head of School of Computing at Curtin University of Technology in 1987.<br><br>The winner of the prestigious <b>1962 Prize Student Award</b>, sponsored by Dennis Moore, will also be announced.<br><br><img alt="Dennis Moore" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1523502183000"></img> <p><i><b>Dennis Moore with 2017 1962 Prize Winner, Mark Shelton.</b></i><br><br>This prestigious prize is annually awarded to an individual <b>Computing/Information Systems</b> student in Western Australia. The prize celebrates the year in which the first digital computer was installed in Western Australia and is sponsored by <b>Dennis Moore</b>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b>This event is proudly brought to you by: <br><br>Gold Sponsors</b><br><a href="" target="_blank">The University of Western Australia</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">Curtin University School of Management, Information Systems</a><br><b>Silver Sponsor</b><br><a href="" target="_blank">Murdoch University</a><br><b>Sign Interpreter Sponsor</b><br><a href="" target="_blank">WebKeyIT</a></p>

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Keynote Speaker

Prof Jingbo Wang

Prof Jingbo Wang

Jingbo Wang is a professor in the School of Physics at The University of Western Australia. Her research spans several distinct disciplines including quantum dynamics theory, quantum computation and information, atomic and molecular physics, quantum chemistry, nanotechnology, acoustics and computational physics. Professor Wang received her PhD in 1989 from the Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics, Adelaide University. She has published extensively, including a recent book by Springer, one edited special journal issue by American Scientific Publishers, four book chapters by Academic Press, Nova Science Publishers and American Scientific Publishers, as well as numerous research papers in prestigious physics journals and international conference proceedings.

Professor Wang currently leads the quantum dynamics and computation group at The University of Western Australia. She and her research team were among the first to show the power of quantum walks in distinguishing a wide range of non-isomorphic graph classes and in extracting local and global structural information of complex networks. Her recent work has provided some of the most efficient quantum circuits to implement a large variety of quantum walks. She has also developed various advanced numerical techniques to solve problems of practical importance in both quantum and classical regimes.  

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Entrance 1, Hackett Drive,CRAWLEY,WA,Australia