Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: Tatjana Curcic, DARPA
Friday, November 9, 2018
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
301 405 4471
"From Basic Research to Quantum Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities"
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office, DARPA
Abstract: Quantum Science research has laid foundations for many new technologies, with applications ranging from brain imaging to information security. In this talk, I will discuss challenges and opportunities accompanying the development of quantum technologies.
Bio: Dr. Tatjana Curcic joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in October 2018. Her interests are in accelerating the development of quantum information technologies and discovering new applications in a range of areas from sensing to information processing with noisy qubits.
Prior to joining DARPA, Tatjana was a program officer at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for the Quantum Information Science and Atomic and Molecular Physics programs. She managed a portfolio that supported basic research on five continents. She has served on a number of government panels and boards, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Quantum Information Science (QIS) Working Group. In 2017, Tatjana served as the founding director of Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, a not-for-profit applied-research organization for the development of quantum technologies in Waterloo, Ontario. Earlier in her career, she worked as a science and technology consultant to DARPA.
Tatjana received her Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University and her B.S. in physics from the University of Belgrade in Serbia.