Practical Quantum Computing in Transportation
WGI Engineering Firm / D-Wave Systems Inc.
Friday, January 28, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
As connected and autonomous vehicle technology and field devices are becoming more numerous around the country, the volume of traffic data collected from these devices is already overwhelming for public agencies and owners/operators. A larger data management system is needed in order to process the real-time data received from CAV connected cars and road-side devices and quantum computing is progressing to fill this need to provide not only low latency processing and decision making for human operators and drivers, but it will also set up the future of automated systems as level 4 and 5 vehicles enter our roadways and safety protocols are made at the millisecond level. As professional engineers, we are doing our best to serve the public and our agency clients by designing infrastructure improvements and systems that break barriers and reduce crashes and injuries.
Acey Roberts, PE, is WGI’s national TSMO lead and has over 20 years of experience as a professional engineer, helping to advance traffic safety and technology improvements on our roadways. He currently is designing the largest autonomous shuttle network in America in Jacksonville, Florida, and will share lessons learned on using technology and data management to improve our quality of life with advanced mobility. He has a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi with advanced course work in Transportation at Northwestern University.
Alex Koszegi is a technical sales engineer for D-Wave Systems. In this role, Alex helps identify quantum use cases in their organization, teaches our virtual training course, and supports customers with their research and application development. Alex earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria.