This will be a joint meeting with NYPG and the Biology and Biotech Science Group
We are very pleased have Henning Dekant, member of NYPG and organizer of the Quantum Computing Meetup Group https://www.meetup.com/Quantum-Computing-and-Big-Data/
as guest speaker on September 13th.
A physicist by trade, Henning Dekant worked on Machine Learning when artificial neural networks were still in their infancy, and worked on many Big Data projects during his IT consulting career.
He also holds an MBA and recently founded a start-up in the Quantum Computing space that spun out of the CDL (Creative Destruction Lab) incubator. This venture approaches Quantum Computing from a rather unique angle, extending Data Analytics concepts such as Markov chains and especially Bayesian Networks into the Quantum domain. (QB-Nets). Early papers on QB-Nets started to be referenced in top line Psychology papers, and that is what started his journey into the field of quantum cognition.
Dr. Dekant’s presentation, Quantum Cognition, will include an introduction to this research area, what motivated it, what kind of practical relevance it has, and how it connects to QM, neurology, machine learning as well as quantum computing. He retraces his journey of discovery, when realizing that mathematically models that were originally developed for quantum information theory, found usage in behavioral science. What makes this especially fascinating is that Quantum Cognition models real human behavior as opposed to idealized rational decision making.
Its our preferred 2nd Friday and our favourite Committee Room 3! Thank you Elena!