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DOE Cyber Distinguished Speaker Series

Featured Speaker:  Dr. Winifried K. Hensinger

Date: August 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  Forrestal Auditorium

Winifried K. Hensinger.jpgDr. Winfried K. Hensinger, Head of the Ion Quantum Technology Group, Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies, and Professor of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics at the University of Sussex

Dr. Winfried K. Hensinger obtained his undergraduate degree at the Ruprechts-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany and then moved to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia to complete a Master’s degree.

Subsequently he obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland under guidance of Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Norman Heckenberg and Gerard Milburn in the field of experimental nonlinear quantum dynamics with ultracold atoms.  During his PhD candidature he spent an extended period at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland in the group of Nobel laureate William Phillips where he demonstrated dynamical tunneling in a sodium Bose-Einstein condensate.

After completing his PhD, he spent three years as a FOCUS Research Fellow in the group of Chris Monroe at the University of Michigan developing ways to scale ion trap quantum information processing.

In 2005, he moved to the University of Sussex, where he is now Professor of Quantum Technologies.  Hensinger heads the Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group and he is the director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies.  Hensinger’s group works on constructing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, a quantum simulation engine as well as portable quantum sensors in collaboration with a number of academic and industrial partners.

Cyber Distinguished Speaker Series Background and Information

The DOE Cyber Distinguished Speaker Series brings internationally renowned cyber experts from government and private industry to the Department as featured speakers in this OCIO-sponsored series. Past speakers include Dr. Gregg Shannon, Assistant Director for Cyber Security Strategy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy;  Adrian Cockroft, Technology Fellow for Battery Ventures L.P; and Evan Wolff, Privacy & Cybersecurity Lead and Partner at Crowell & Moring; and Eric Sporre, Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Cybersecurity and information resource professionals are encouraged to attend, as well as interested DOE employees and contractors, including those located at our Program Offices, Power Marketing Administrations, Field Sites, and National Laboratories. The Series can now be accessed from your desktop using our USTREAM connection via the Powerpedia link below.

For more information or to connect via USTREAM: https://powerpedia.energy.gov/wiki/DOE_Cyber_Distinguished_Speaker_Series