The development of our present-day computers was driven by the industrialization of semiconductor technology on a global scale. Now, in order to make the leap from small qubit arrays to full-blown digital quantum computers, a similar regime of incentives is required to massively scale quantum research and development.With recent advances hybridizing artificial intelligence with present-day quantum devices, the Waterloo-Toronto corridor is fast becoming the worldwide center of this endeavour. Roger Melko will discuss possible roles for academia, industry and government in the industrialization of quantum computers. Read More
Roger Melko is an associate faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Canada Research Chair in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics and a Professor in physics at the University of Waterloo.
He received his PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2005. His research involves the development of machine learning strategies for the theoretical study of quantum materials, atomic matter and quantum information systems. Roger was the recipient of the 2012 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics and the 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal for achievement by an early-career physicist.