R. Stanley Williams
Dr. Williams is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, holder of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chair and Director of the Center for Computer Architecture Research at Texas A&M University. Prompted by his exploration of the fundamental limits of information and computing, Dr. Williams has performed extensive research in nano-electronics, -ionics and -photonics, and how to utilize the nonlinear properties of matter to perform computation efficiently. Before A&M, he was a Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard Labs, where he led the group that developed the first intentional solid state version of Leon Chua's memristor. Prior to this, he worked at Bell Labs before joining the faculty at UCLA, where he served as a chemistry professor for 15 years. He was named one of the top ten visionaries in the field of electronics by EETimes, and has received awards in chemistry, applied physics and nanotechnology. Dr. Williams has been issued more than 230 US patents, published more than 450 peer-reviewed papers, and presented hundreds of invited plenary, keynote, and named lectures at international scientific, technical, and business events.
Maud Vinet (CEA-Leti, University Grenoble Alpes, France) is currently leading the quantum computing program in Leti. Together with Tristan Meunier (CNRS) and Silvano de Franceschi (Fundamental research division from CEA), they received an ERC Synergy grant in 2018 to develop silicon based quantum computer.
She defended a PhD of Physics from University of Grenoble Alps and was hired Leti in 2001 as a CMOS integration and device engineer. From 2009 to 2013, she spent 4 years with IBM to develop Fully Depleted SOI with IBM and STMicroelectronics. In 2015, she spent 6 month with Globalfoundries in Malta, NY to launch 22FDX program.
From 2013 to 2018, she managed the Advanced CMOS integration team activities in Leti (~50 people). In 2019, she was appointed project leader for the quantum computing program in Leti.
Maud Vinet authored or co-authored about 200 papers, she owns more than 70 patents related to nanotechnology and her Google h-index is 42.