Patrick Lorton, CTO, Schrödinger
Patrick Lorton joined Schrödinger in 2006, and after working in many engineering roles, is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Schrödinger is seeking to transform drug and materials design through its physics-based computational platform. Pat is responsible for defining Schrödinger’s technology platform, as well as directing all software engineering teams. Pat received his Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Indiana University, during which time he focused his research on High Performance Computing and applied Molecular Dynamics.
Computationally predicting an effective drug molecule is an extremely challenging problem with over fifty years of significant research. Overcoming the scientific and computing limitations has attracted the vast majority of effort in the field, but progress is often also limited by many other factors: usability, code portability and code maintenance. For more than 10 years Qt has enabled Schrödinger with its powerful framework to build solutions to overcome these problems. From HPC computing applications to powerful user interfaces, Qt continues to help Schrödinger deliver solutions to scientists.
Jeff Cotter, Feature Engineer, Ford
Jeffrey Cotter joined Ford Motor Company in 2016 and is a Feature Engineer. Jeff is responsible for requirement modelling, development and validation of the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a B.S. in Mechanical and Process Engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and an M.S in Computer and Information Science from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.
The project will build on what I presented at the conference in Boston, integrating communication between QT and MATLAB/Simulink. Using the QT WebGL streaming, a Qt GUI such as the infotainment system can then be displayed inside of a 3D vehicle cockpit, which will give a user a rich experience of using an automotive feature.
Feature Automotive Engineer, Ford
Nicolai Josuttis is well known in the C++ Community for speaking as innovative presenter and writing with authority.
He is the author of
- "The C++ Standard Library" (cppstdlib.com),
- "C++ Templates" (tmplbook.com, co-author),
- "C+++17 - The Complete Guide" (cppstd17.com)
- "C++ Move Semantics" (cppmove.com)
He is an active member of C++ standardization committee for more than 20 years.
Author, consultant and member of C++ standardization committee
Lars Knoll is the Chief Architect at The Qt Company and Qt Project Chief Maintainer. He has been working on Qt for 20 years starting as a software engineer to later leading the global Qt engineering team.
Chief Architect, The Qt Company