The people listed below reflect the Quantum Computing research community within universities and research institutes across British Columbia in Canada.
Konrad Walus received a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor in 2001, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, in 2005. He has been at The University of British Columbia since 2005 and is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Walus’ research falls in the broader area of Microsystems and Nanotechnology and includes contributions to the development of CAD tools for computational nanotechnology using atomic silicon quantum dots, development of embedding algorithms for exploiting the emulation potential of D-Wave’s quantum annealer as a platform for field coupled computing using quantum dots, and the development of computational circuits and architectures based on quantum dots. Prof. Walus has an extensive record of interdisciplinary contributions to other areas including the field of functional printing technology and 3D bioprinting. He co-founded one of Canada’s most recognized early stage biotechnology companies, Aspect Biosystems Ltd (2019 BCs Growth Stage Company of the Year, 2018 BIOTECanada Emerging Company of the Year, and 2016 BC’s Most Promising Company). In addition to research in 3D bioprinting, he has contributed to advancing state-of-the-art in printable electronics through the development of novel printing technology, printing processes, and printed electronic sensors.