Dr. Wisnieff joined IBM in 1986 after earning a Ph.D. in applied physics and has spent his career with IBM Research. He currently is the Department Group Manager for government projects and the development of solutions for quantum computing. Dr, Wisnieff has been a member of the Defense Science Board for the US Department of Defense since 2010. Prior to assuming his present position he served as Senior Manager of the Microelectronics Research Laboratory, Interconnect Technology and the Advanced Display Technology Laboratory, prior to that he spent a year in a staff position for the Research Vice Present of Strategy and Planning. Prior to that position, he pursued applied research and held first level management positions in the flat panel display research program. His research contributions include mathematical modeling of the limits of active matrix liquid crystal display performance, including software to model the front of screen performance of displays and invention of an array tester to allow pixel level fault isolation after active matrix fabrication and prior to cell assembly.
Please join ITIF for a thought-provoking conversation with leaders in the quantum computing field. The discussion will delve into key issues for policymakers, starting with a primer on what quantum computing is and where the technology is headed, then exploring various questions.