Coorganized by the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and the High Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab), the workshop took place at the Gualtar Campus on February 26.
With a focus on quantum computing, this workshop introduced Digital Annealer, a Fujitsu platform with an architecture capable of instantly solving large-scale combinatorial optimization problems, i.e. operations that would take years, take only seconds with this technology.
In particular, this technology can be crucial in various combinatorial problem solving scenarios with real-world applications, such as comparing molecular similarities for new drug development, or even optimizing investment portfolios.
With the participation of about 30 people, this event had the intervention of Nuno Leonardo, Datacenter Business Development Manager of Fujitsu, Pierre Lagier, CTO of Fujitsu Systems Europe, Pedro Macachado, Tech Lead of DBS of Fujitsu and also José João Pereira, Lead Data Scientist of the same company.