Koen Bertels

Koen Bertels

Koen Bertels is the head of the Quantum Computer Architectures Lab. He currently focuses on Quantum Computing and more specifically on the overall system design and architecture aspects. In this respect, he is a principal investigator in Qutech where he collaborates with experimental physicists on building prototype quantum processors.

In the past, his research interests spanned two of the three research pillars of the Lab, namely Multi and Many-core architectures and Electronic System Level Design. More specifically, he was responsible for the Delft Workbench project that aims to provide semi-automatic support for designing heterogeneous multicore platforms where reconfigurable technology offers plenty of possibilities to generate application specific hardware at runtime.

He also started two companies. The first with colleagues from the CE lab and Wayne Luk from Imperial College, called BlueBee and that provides a cloud service for genome sequencing. Bluebee received 10 Mio € venture capital in 2016. More information can be found on the BlueBee website. The second company is a financial portfoliomanagement software company in Luxemburg, called Upsilon (www.upsilon.lu).

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  • 2020-07-03: From qubits to Quantum Accelerator - The Full Stack Vision - Koen Bertels (Quantum Software Engineering workshop)
  • 2020-06-18: Quantum Computing and Sequencing the Genome - Koen Bertels (QUECWA)
  • 2020-05-26: Quantum Accelerators-The next step in computer architecture - Koen Bertels (Harrisburg Quantum Quantumapalooza)
  • 2019-01-23: Quantum Computing: From Qubits to Quantum Accelerators - Koen Bertels (HiPEAC conference Keynote)
  • 2018-06-22: Quantum genome sequencing: current investigation - Koen Bertels (Future of Computing conference)
  • 2018-06-22: From qubit to company: is that possible? - Koen Bertels (Future of Computing conference)
  • 2017-09-30: Introduction to Quantum Computing - Koen Bertels (TEDxAntwerp)