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March 27, 2019
QED-C: An Industry-Government Partnership to Grow a Competitive U.S. Quantum Industry

June 11-12, 2019
GUIRR Meeting

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Digital technology is incorporated into nearly every facet of American life; it is integral to commerce, community, healthcare, food systems, transportation, education, media, entertainment, and employment. What emerging technologies are complicating the ability to verify authenticity and integrity in a digital world? And what emerging technologies enable the creation of systems of trust that enforce standards of authenticity, integrity, and security? How can partnerships between government, universities, and companies shape public policy to prioritize authenticity and integrity within systems, and who will be the stewards and custodians of such systems? This workshop will explore these questions and broadly examine the state of research and commercial applications of deep neural networks, distributed ledger technology, and quantum information systems within the context of how these emerging technologies challenge or enable an ability to establish systems of trust in the United States and throughout the global economy.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
3:00-5:00 pm GUIRR Council Meeting (closed session) - NAS Board Room
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Mixer - West Court

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address - Great Hall

  • Kristina Johnson, Chancellor of The State University of New York
  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8:00-8:15 am 

Welcome Remarks - Lecture Room

  • Al Grasso, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair and Past President and CEO of MITRE Corporation
8:15 am-9:15 am Trust in the Digital Future
  • Janna Anderson, Director of the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University
  • Lee Rainie, Director of Internet and Technology Research at Pew Research Center
9:15-9:45 am Networking Break
9:45-11:00 am Digital Tools for Preventing Fakery, Deception, and Bias
  • Aylin Caliskan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the George Washington University
  • Danny Huang, Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University
  • Matt Turek, Media Forensics Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 

Ensuring Authenticity and Trust in Digital Systems

  • Alissa Cooper, Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force and Fellow at Cisco
  • Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead of Business Development at Cambridge Quantum Computing
  • Mike Orcutt, Associate Editor for MIT Technology Review
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch - West Court
1:30-2:45 pm Data Ethics, Governance, and Partnerships
  • Wendy Belluomini, Director of IBM Research Ireland
  • Anjanette Raymond, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
  • Adam Sedgewick, Senior Advisor for the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
2:45-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars, Federal Demonstration Partnership, and International Research Collaborations Working Group
3:00 pm