Joan Hoffmann

Johns Hopkins University

Program Manager, Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Joan Hoffmann is the exploration program area manager and acting program manager for Alternative Computing Paradigms in APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area. She is responsible for strategic direction and execution of a diverse portfolio encompassing research in quantum computing, trustworthy computing, neuromimetic computing, and computational physics. Over the last five years, she has worked with an exceptional group of investigators to build APL’s core Quantum Information Science team, now comprising nearly twenty scientists engaged in robust experimental, theoretical, and computational efforts. Dr. Hoffmann has a broad background in experimental physics, with emphasis on nanoscale and device physics, and a long track record of successful technical leadership, including roles as principal investigator for both sponsored and internal tasks and technical lead for large sponsored projects. She has extensive experience developing nanostructured materials and devices for chemical, biological, and radiation sensing (for which she received APL’s 2013 Hart Prize for Best Research Project); growing and patterning carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes and graphene); and conducting low-noise measurements.

Sessions With Joan Hoffmann

Thursday, 10 March

  • 08:00am - 08:40am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 02:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:40 pm

    Quantum Computing: Solving big problems in energy transition

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Quantum computers process data faster than traditional computers and use significantly less energy. Is the adaptation of this technology practical or is this science still years away from implementation? Are we on the cusp of a quantum computing disruption as we transition to cleaner energy consumption? Will this exciting technology soon be as familiar to us as the smartphones we hold in our hands?