Vasil Denchev - Quantum AI Lab, Google
Meet the first person to ever start a Quantum Computing job in the industry directly from academia. Vasil will present his Ph.D thesis, "Binary Classification with Adiabatic Quantum Optimization" of Aug.2013 -- some results surveyed at previous Friday's session. The focus of this research is largely on machine learning (boosting algorithms) so it may attract a wider audience. Reading the thesis (and getting exposure to boosting) before the meeting is a good idea as it is quite diverse. To help you prepare, Vasil has posted his slides online.
6:45-9:00 Talk and Q/A