TITLE: Towards Next Generation of Computing
ABSTRACT: In the past decades the evolution of Information Technology has been governed by an exponential growth (Moore’s law) enabling continued economic, social and even political disruptions. However, as Moore’s law fades, progress will be less metronomic, nevertheless computers and other devices will continue to become more powerful. In my talk I will give brief insights towards the future of computing, addressing recent and future developments in conventional computing and new computing paradigms (neuromorphic & quantum computing).
Dr. Walter Riess is Head of the Science & Technology department at IBM Research – Zurich and coordinator of the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center. The Zurich laboratory is home to world-class scientists representing more than 45 nationalities. Cutting-edge research and outstanding scientific achievements — including two Nobel Prizes — are associated with this Lab. The research activities of the Science & Technology department include future device concepts, quantum computing, personalized medicine, mobile health, human body data interfaces and nanotechnology.
Dr. Riess has authored and/or coauthored more than 100 scientific papers and holds 70 granted patents. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of the German Physical Society, the Swiss Physical Society, and the Materials Research Society.
Prior to his professional career, Dr. Riess was an internationally ranked judoka. In 1979, he won the bronze medal at the European Judo Championship in Brescia, Italy.