Whether we stream our favorite series, develop new drugs or have us being chauffeured by a self-driving car -- machine learning is an essential part of our modern life, and of our future. But the growing amount of data and our increasing demands pose difficulties for today's classical computers. Can quantum computing overcome these challenges? What potentials does the emerging field of quantum machine learning have?
In this course, we will not only learn about quantum machine learning and its prospects, but we will also solve concrete tasks with both classical and quantum models. This course is aimed at students, experts and enthusiasts of quantum computing or machine learning. Prior knowledge about quantum computing or quantum information are strongly recommended.
Machine Learning has revolutionized our lives: image classification, natural language processing, drug discovery, weather forecasting, predictive maintenance, etc. The list of applications grows continuously. All of these models rely on the availability of powerful computers. In fact, over the past decades the computational resources of one chip have doubled every year. Currently, however, we are approaching the physical limitations of what classical computers can achieve. Yet our resource requirements keep increasing! Research institutes and industry are, thus, looking into alternative computing models such as quantum computing. With this emerging technology we may be able to push computational applications even further and tackle new challenges that are currently out of reach for existing classical processors.
As an interdisciplinary topic, this course is aimed at a broad audience. Students, experts, professionals and enthusiast from the fields of quantum computing, machine learning, physics and computer science are welcome to enroll!
In this course we will
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Please note that in this course, there is only one graded assignment
Dr. Christa Zoufal is a Quantum Applications Researcher at IBM Quantum. She received her doctoral degree from ETH Zurich on her thesis about Generative Quantum Machine Learning. Her expertise combines knowledge about quantum information theory and computational methods. As part of the Quantum Finance & Optimization group her current research focuses on the exploitation of quantum computing within the context of quantum machine learning and optimization problems.
Julien Gacon is a Ph.D. candidate working jointly with the Quantum Technology group at IBM Research Europe — Zurich and the Computational Quantum Science Lab at EPFL, Lausanne. His current research focuses on closing the gap of quantum algorithms and near-term quantum devices on both the algorithmic and circuit level. Prior to this position, he worked on the open-source software Qiskit and continues developing core and applications packages during his research.
He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Computational Science and Engineering from ETH Zurich. During his studies, he focused on numerical simulation techniques and specialized in Quantum Simulation and Computing, and Astrophysics.
Dr. David Sutter is a Research Staff Member of IBM Quantum at IBM Research — Zurich. He got his PhD in theoretical physics from ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Renato Renner. David's research interests include theoretical aspects of quantum computing as well as quantum information theory.