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NTT Research Berkeley Summit: A view beyond today's reality.

With Moore's Law reaching its limits, unsustainable energy consumption, privacy concerns on a global scale, and the skyrocketing cost of medical care for aging populations, the NTT Research Berkeley Summit will explore a path to a better world. Join us as we bring together research scientists and acclaimed thinkers for a two day series of presentations discussing how the basic research happening today will someday upgrade reality to a new and better world.

Meeting Dates

March 19th & 20th, 2020

Meeting Times

Day 1, March 19th:
11:30am Reception and Registration
1:00pm Opening Remarks, Kazuhiro Gomi
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Okimoto, Stanford University
2:10pm PHI Lab Presentation, Jacob Taylor, Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - To be confirmed
CIS Lab Presentation, Dominic Williams, Dfinity, CEO
3:30pm MEI Lab Presentation, Dr. Peter J. Fitzgerald, Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University
4:10pm  Special Presentation, Karim Amer and Marc Alba, The Persuasion Machine
Closing Remarks, Kazuhiro Gomi  

Day 2, March 20th
The March 20th agenda will begin with a reception and continental breakfast at 9:00am, followed by three separate break out sessions, covering NTT Research lab-related topics.
Physics and Informatics 'PHI' Lab Break Out Sessions:
Morning session (Neural Network) 
9:00am  NTT Research PHI Lab Poster Social 
10:00am Hideo Mabuchi, Stanford University, Investigation of Coherent Ising Machines
10:40am Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TBA
11:20am Timothee Leleu, University of Tokyo, Draw inspiration from Ising machines on chip
12:00pm Lunch & Poster Social
Afternoon session I (Quantum Simulation) 
1:00pm Dan Stamper-Kurn, University of California, Berkeley, Measurement, dynamics and feedback of quantum systems in an optical cavity
1:40pm Hui Deng, University of Michigan, Many-body nonlinear dynamical phenomena with matter-light hybrid systems
2:20pm Alireza Marandi, California Institute of Technology, OPO Networks: From Ising Machines to Quantum Photonic Engineering
3:00pm  Break 
Afternoon session II (Quantum Information Processing) 
3:15pm  Isaac Chuang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Quantum signal processing: Towards a universal quantum algorithm 
3:55pm  Amir Safavi-Naeini, Stanford University, TBA 
4:35pm  Yoshihisa Yamamoto, NTT PHI Labs, Quantum-to-classical crossover in a gain-dissipative neural network 
Cryptography and Information Security 'CIS' Lab Break Out Sessions: 
9:55am Opening Remarks, Director Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT Reserach
10:00am Dan Boneh, Stanford University, Recent Developments in Cryptography
10:35am Hoeteck Wee, ENS, Encrypted Computation from Lattices
11:10am Arnab Roy, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, A Brief History of Quasi-Adaptive NIZKs
11:40am Break and Lunch
1:00pm Keynote Speaker, Shafi Goldwasser, UC Berkeley, Simons Institute
1:35pm Ran Canetti, Boston University, Fully Deniable Communication and Computation
2:10pm Ilan Komargodski, NTT Research, The Power of Parallelism in Cryptography: Tight Proof Systems
2:40pm Break
3:10pm  Amit Sahai, UCLA, Secure Software Obfuscation
3:45pm  Daniel Wichs, NTT Research & Northeastern University, Incompressible Encodings
4:20pm  Yilei Chen, VISA Research, Hard Isogeny Problems over RSA Moduli and Groups with Infeasible Inversion 
Medical and Health Informatics 'MEI' Lab Break Out Sessions: 
9:55am Opening Remarks, Director Hitonobu Tomoike
Morning session I (Exploring Clinical study) 
10:00am Dr. Joe Alexander, Pulmonary hypertension
10:30am Dr. Yasuhiro Honda, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, TBA
11:00am  Dr. Michiko Seyama, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, Know the difference between your biological rhythm and social time; a simple core body temperature monitor
Morning session II (Neurology and AI) 
11:10am Dr. Dan Furman and Mr. Ryu Goto, Brain Function and Neuos Cloud
11:40pm Dr. Takuya Ibaraki, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc., Neurotechnology: Business Frontier Where Mind Meets Machines
12:00pm Lunch
Afternoon session I (Challenges using AI)
1:00pm Dr. Kunio Kashino, NTT Communication Science, Neural Audio Captioning and Its Application to Stethoscopic Sounds
1:30pm  Dr. Yasuyuki Kataoka, TBA 
1:45pm  Dr. Akilesh Bapu, DeepScribe, TBA 
Afternoon session II (Beyond AI)  
2:25pm Dr. Tetsuhiko Teshima, TUM, Micro-engineered bio-interfaces with shape transformability
2:40pm  Dr. Toshihiko Nishimura, Stanford University, An absolute requirement for Precision Medicine: Humanized organ study 
3:10pm  Break 
Afternoon session III (Social Implementation) 
3:25pm  Dr. Kazuyoshi Ono, NTT Device Innovation Center, Behavior change for how academia and NTT can collaborate
3:35pm  Ms. Satsuki Takahashi, Marubeni, Consumers desire for AI from marketing surveillance
3:45pm  Dr. Fumiaki Ikeno, Stanford University, MedTec Entrepreneurship Education at Stanford University
4:15pm  Closing Remarks, Director Hitonobu Tomoike 
Meeting Location

University Club at Memorial Stadium
2227 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 


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