Chief Software Architect of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, Google
Dr. Vasil S. Denchev holds a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University. Vasil's doctoral research on quantum machine learning is known for giving impetus to the founding in 2013 of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at Google by pioneering several important techniques allowing for the successful application of quantum annealing to statistical machine learning theory and computer vision. Currently Vasil is leading studies of the computational effects of quantum tunneling via experimentation with existing quantum processors as well as large-scale numerical simulations of various quantum and classical computational models. Vasil is also working on designing next-generation quantum annealers whose goal is to be significantly outperforming classical computing machinery on generic optimization problems of widespread practical interest.