The Department of Engineering and Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) will host, on 9th November, the inaugural lesson of the new academic year 2021-2022.
This year, this event will be presented by Gabby Silberman, General Director of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (UPF).
Prof. Silberman completed his PhD in Computer Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo and has since held positions as tenured faculty at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Group Leader at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Program Director at the IMB Toronto Lab, and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Prof. Silberman also acted as Senior Vice-President and Director of CA Labs, Chief Scientist for Owl Computing Technologies, Executive Director of Research at Dell, and prior to joining BIST, as Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University and Chief Scientist at Cerebri AI. Prof. Silberman has an extensive research background in both the private and academic sectors and is an active inventor with 37 issued patents. He strongly supports diversity, education, and closer collaboration among research institutions, industry and society.
Thus, thanks to his extensive experience in fields as diverse as research, private enterprise and his collaboration in the academic sphere, he will give a presentation that will be, in all probability, a good opportunity to learn and open new horizons.
A second quantum revolution is driving almost daily discoveries on the road to exploiting quantum physics for technological applications, which could radically impact every facet of our lives. From weather forecasting to drug design, and from data encryption to financial markets, quantum technologies can be an enabler or disruptor, depending on how researchers, industry and governments play their cards. This talk will highlight quantum related activities in Catalonia in the areas of communication, simulation, computing, sensing, and infrastructures, as well as present instances of their application by spinoffs from CERCA centers of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).