Tuesday Keynote: “The Digital Revolution: The Industry perspective”
Speaker: Dr. Carmelo Papa (CEO and Managing Director at STMicroelectronics Italia)
Carmelo Papa is Chief Executive Officer, as well as General Manager of STMicroelectronics Italy, the Group’s Italian subsidiary, and has held this role since April 2016. He also leads Subsystem Product Group business unit.
Papa started his professional career with International Computers Limited. He joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1983, and three years later was promoted to Director of Product Marketing and Customer Service for Transistors and Standard ICs. In 2000, Papa was appointed Corporate Vice President, responsible for ST’s sales and marketing in Emerging Markets. In 2005, he was chosen to lead the Micro, Power and Analog Group and his mandate was expanded in 2007 as head of the Industrial & Multisegment Sector. In January 2012, Papa was appointed General Manager of ST’s Industrial & Power Group.
Papa is currently serving his third term as Chairman of the European Platform on Smart Systems (EPoSS), an industry-driven initiative focused on innovation in nanotechnologies and smart systems integration. He also holds chairs in banks, universities and associations bound to regional territory development.
Carmelo Papa was born in Castiglione di Sicilia, Italy, in 1949, and graduated with a degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Catania.
Wednesday Keynote: “Quantum Computation: Prospects and Challenges”
SPEAKER: Prof. ROBERT WILLE (JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITY LINZ, AUSTRIA)
Abstract: Quantum computation is a promising new technology which works fundamentally different than conventional circuits and systems. Because of this, it provides intriguing prospects, such as the capability to solve certain problems exponentially faster than the best known alternative solutions, but also severe challenges, such as complex descriptions, hard physical constraints, and/or uncertainty to be considered. This talk provides an overview of quantum computation and reviews its basic foundations. Afterwards, it is discussed how, starting with an efficient representation of a quantum functionality to be realized, important design tasks such as the synthesis, verification, and simulation can be conducted for this new technology.
Robert Wille is a Full Professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He received the Diploma and Dr.-Ing. degrees in computer science from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 2006 and 2009, respectively.
Besides that, he worked at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and was a Lecturer with the University of Applied Science Bremen as well as a Visiting Professor with the University of Potsdam and the Technical University Dresden. His current research interests include the design of circuits and systems for both conventional and emerging technologies, including the research in the domain of verification and proof engines as well as the synthesis and optimization of quantum circuits, reversible circuits, optical circuits, and microfluidic biochips.
In these domains, he has published over 200 journal and conference papers and served for venues such as TCAD, DATE, DAC, ICCAD, and ASP-DAC.