McCormick/NU is a sponsor (through Prof. Kumar's AT&T discretionary funds) along with a number of other organizations including RLE@MIT and the City of Vienna. Further details can be found here:
Prof. Kumar writes, "As chair of the Steering Committee I will also have the privilege to sign the QCMC Awards for Profs. Seth Lloyd of MIT and Jian-Wey Pan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei. As chair of the QCMC Award Committee I had the distinct honor of reviewing a number of world renowned scientists that were nominated. EECS’s Horace Yuen was the recipient of the QCMC Award in 1996 and I received it in 2004. Further details about the QCMC series of conferences can be found in the charter (downloadable at this link) which Profs. Osamu Hirota of Tamagawa University in Tokyo, Jeff Shapiro of MIT, and I drafted in 2007."