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Quantum Computing I: The technology behind the hype

The Network of Centers (NoC) invites all members to the next NoC learning call. This call will be the first of two calls on Quantum computing. Fabienne Marco will introduce us to the technical challenges of Quantum computing. The event will take place exclusively online and in English. 


Quantum Computing I
The technology behind the hype

NoC Learning Call
Tuesday, 28 May 2024 | 3.00 pm (CET)
Online (Zoom)


Quantum Computing is among the hottest topics on digital research agendas. On the fifth NoC learning call, we want to have a closer look at the technology behind it. Fabienne Marco, head of the Quantum Social Lab at the TUM Think Tank will explain and discuss the technical basics and challenges of quantum computing. On the next learning call in June, we will discuss the societal impact that can be expected from quantum computing.


Fabienne Marco has been a doctoral student and research assistant at the Professorship for Governance, Public Policy & Innovative Technologies at the TUM School of Governance since May 2022. Before that, she earned different degrees in Mathematics (B.Sc.), Political Science (B.Sc.), Mathematics in Data Science (M.Sc., ongoing), and Politics &Technology (M.Sc.) at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2019 she has been working on her doctoral degree in computer science in quantum natural language processing, argumentation mining, and causality at the Group of Social Computing led by Prof. Dr. Georg Groh. Fabienne Marco previously worked on different projects at the Professorship of Political Data Science, including topics in natural language processing and differential privacy. Since October, she has been advising the Ministerialinkubator Hightech Agenda as a research assistant next to her job at the Professorship. Since September, she has been the head of the Quantum Social Lab at the TUM Think Tank, bringing together her expertise in Natural Science, specifically Mathematics and Political Sciences.


Dr. Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux is an associate professor at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Faculty of Law, focusing on the domain of digital law. She has a background in law and economics and specializes in research at the intersection of law and digital technologies with a particular focus on privacy, data protection, design approaches, transparency of automated decision-making, automatically processable regulation, and trust in automation. Aurelia’s scientific publications on those subjects are open access. Her PhD research  “Designing for Privacy and Its Legal Framework” was published by Springer and won the Issekutz and SIAF awards. Prior to her joining UNIL, Aurelia worked as an assistant professor for Privacy, Security, and Computational Law at Maastricht University and was an active member of the Law and Tech Lab in the Netherlands.

Vincent Hofmann is a PhD candidate working for the HIIG as well as the Leibniz institute for media research | Hans-Bredow institute in Hamburg. He studied law with a focus on international and European law. His research focuses on ethical consideration around the application of AI with a focus on meaningful human intervention. His PhD deals with the question on how the interpretation of open constitutional norms can be made more consistently with the use of non-legal knowledge.

About the NoC Learning Call series

The NoC Learning Call series has been relaunched in 2024 to bring members of the network of centers together once a month to learn something new about the work within the network. We will hear new insights and discuss a wide range of topics with leading experts in the field. Due to the truly global nature of the NoC, we focus on the different continental and national perspectives on particular topics and try to think a little outside the box. Join us every last Tuesday of the month at 1pm CET for lively discussions and new insights on current topics. Upcoming events will focus on issues around DSA and its global implications, as well as the technological and societal change we can expect from quantum computing.


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28.05.2024 | 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm ical | gcal


Online,  HIIG,   Berlin


Vincent Hofmann

Researcher: AI & Society Lab


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