The Emerging Role of Quantum Computing in Machine Learning

Philadelphia/Harrisburg Quantum Computing Meetup
Philadelphia/Harrisburg Quantum Computing Meetup
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Monday, April 27, 2020, 7:05pm (Eastern USA)

"Meetup-Lite" event: online-only https://zoom.us/j/324840385

Cost: Free

TITLE: The Emerging Role of Quantum Computing in Machine Learning

SPEAKER: Max Henderson of Rigetti Computing

ABSTRACT: Data science has been rapidly growing over the past decade, and its applications have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. As these applications consume more data and need faster response times, new technologies and algorithms are needed to meet the computational demands. Quantum computing is a highly promising emerging technology that could present significant opportunities to accelerate the training of machine learning algorithms and improve data science methods.

This presentation will provide an overview of quantum computing, with a focus on practical applications in industry. The current state of quantum computing hardware technologies will also be explored, including some of the ways people are leveraging these devices for advanced machine learning applications.

BIO: Max functions is a Senior Researcher at Rigetti Computing. He helps support projects involving quantum computation, machine learning, and data science. He has held Data Scientist positions at Lockheed Martin, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and QxBranch (acquired by Rigetti), providing technical solutions in cyber, bioinformatics, and natural language processing domains. Max has a Ph.D. and MS from Drexel University in Physics as well as a BS in Physics from West Chester University.

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http://quantum.harrisburg.tech/meetups/20200427/

Sponsor: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
website: https://harrisburgU.edu/quantum/
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