ANU experts present at World Economics Forum's IdeasLab

20 June 2016

Future computers, personalised medicine and how cryptography promotes the use of informal contracts will be highlighted by ANU academics at the World Economic Forum's Ideas Lab in Tianjing in late June 2016.

The IdeasLab showcases upcoming technologies across the globe and ANU is one of only 12 universities worldwide invited to participate.

Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science will talk about Quantum Computing. Acknowledging that computer chips will soon reach their miniaturisation limit, Elanor will address what we need to do in order to develop future computing that is faster and more secure.

Professor Matthew Cook, Director of Centre for Personalised Immunology, and Professor of Medicine, will talk about making medicine personal. He will describe how modern genomics will help us to tailor treatment plans to individuals to get better results.

Professor Rabee Tourky, Trevor Swan Chair, Research School of Economics will talk about how cryptography offers us the ability to make informal contracts enforceable for the first time.

Download the presentations and read about this exciting work.

Future Computers

Cryptography and contracts