Quantum Complexity Science Initiative
QUANTUM MACHINE LEARNING
Develops quantum enhanced algorithms for machine learning tasks—deep learning with Boltzmann machines, absolute physical limits of learning agents
QUANTUM + COMPLEX NETWORKS
A ‘quantum theory’ of networked and complex systems—quantum walks, information theory of complex networks based on quantum statistical mechanics
QUANTUM TENSOR NETWORKS
Graphical calculus representing quantum states, algorithms and invariants—simulating quantum systems, numerical analysis and classical machine learning
adiabatic quantum computing
Universal adiabatic quantum computing and quantum algorithms simulating chemical physics—DWave quantum hardware, quantum annealing
A theory of collective quantum effects
Jacob D. Biamonte

Short Biography
Jacob Biamonte is an American physicist, quantum computer scientist and Associate Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and the inaugural Lead of Skoltech's Quantum Complexity Science Initiative. Biamonte has made several contributions to the theory and implementation of quantum computers.
Biamonte was employed as one of the world's first quantum software programmers at DWave Systems Inc. in Vancouver B.C., Canada. From this work, he published several celebrated proofs establishing the computational universality of specific quantum manybody ground states used in adiabatic quantum computing. He played a central role in developing aspects of contemporary quantum computing theory, including research recognized as pioneering the emerging field that unites quantum information with complex network theory and machine learning.
Biamonte earned an award winning Doctorate at the University of Oxford and his collective research was recognized in 2013 with the Shapiro Award in Mathematical Physics. He has advised both government agencies and industry and lead several successful interdisciplinary research teams and projects, comprised of students and research staff with backgrounds spanning physics, mathematics and computer science. He supervised four exceptional PhD students and five extraordinarily talented postdocs, two of which are now Assistant Professors. He was invited to become a lifelong member of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) and serves on the editorial boards of several journals including NJP. 
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