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A Chat with Rafael Sotelo: Director of Research at the School of Engineering, Universidad de Montevideo, and professor at Universidad de la República; co-founder, Quantum-South; Member of the National Research System; Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay; current Regional Director (Latin America) of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and a member of the Board of Governors, as well as Distinguished Lecturer 2021-2022; Research areas are Quantum Computing, Video Experience Quality, Industrial and social applications of artificial intelligence and technology.

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Rafael Sotelo.

Rafael SoteloRafael Sotelo is PhD from University of Vigo, Electrical Engineer (Universidad de la República) and MBA (Universidad de Montevideo).

He is Director of Research at the School of Engineering, Universidad de Montevideo, and professor at Universidad de la República.

Rafael is co-founder of the start-up Quantum-South.

He worked for more than 20 years at Broadcast, Cable, Telecommunications, and IT companies. Consultant for the Ministry of Industry (2011-2020) and Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (2018-2020).

Member of the National Research System, Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay, and Senior Member of the IEEE. In December 2019 he was awarded the recognition "Uruguayan scientist with extensive experience" by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Uruguay).

He currently is Regional Director (Latin America) of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and a member of the Board of Governors, as well as Distinguished Lecturer 2021-2022.

He has been an elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (2016-18 and 2019-21). He now chairs the Education Committee of this society.

His research areas are Quantum Computing, Video Experience Quality, Industrial and social applications of artificial intelligence and technology.

 

Press Release IAG Quantum-South

Quantum-South explores quantum algorithms for air cargo optimization

Quantum-South has found a solution to improve cargo loading plans by using a hybrid approach with quantum annealers to optimize cargo in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft. The business has used hybrid techniques including quantum annealers from D-Wave through Amazon Braket.

Madrid, Spain – October 17th, 2022

  

"Quantum-South explores quantum algorithms for air cargo optimization. Quantum-South reports that IAG Cargo, the cargo handling division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has trialed Quantum-South's new service which explores the use of quantum algorithms for air cargo optimization. Quantum-South has found a solution to improve cargo loading plans by using a hybrid approach with quantum annealers to optimize cargo in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft. The business has used hybrid techniques including quantum annealers from D-Wave through Amazon Braket."

 

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