Dr. Pedro Mario Cruz Silva


He did his Bachelor in Mathematics (1995), and Master in Science (MSc) in Combinatorial Optimization (1998) at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), he also did his Doctoral (DSc) in Computer Graphics (2004) at Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Worked for 15 years at Tecgraf Institute/PUC-Rio as a Researcher, Project Manager and for 8 years as Manager of Computational Geophysics Group, during this period was responsible for several Software Development and R&D projects for Geophysics, and other fields of the Oil&Gas industry, with a strong focus on innovation.

Dr. Yuri Alexeev

He is a Principal Project Specialist at the Argonne National Laboratory. His research involves development of quantum computing algorithms, error correction/mitigation techniques, and numerical simulator of quantum systems using high-performance computing on next-generation high-performance supercomputers. The recent projects include development of quantum chemistry and combinatorial optimization quantum algorithms for NISQ quantum computers.

Dr. George Thiruvathukal

George K. Thiruvathukal is a full professor of computer science at Loyola University Chicago. His primary research interests span high-performance computing, distributed systems, and software engineering. His current research foci are on machine learning and computer vision, empirical software engineering (in support of research software development), and the intersection of cloud computing and supercomputing. Dr. Thiruvathukal received the PhD and MS degrees in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1995 and 1990, respectively and BA degrees in physics and computer science (mathematics minor) from Lewis University (Romeoville, IL) in 1988.