Kick-off Seminar 2014: Prof. Seth Lloyd. Thursday Sept 11, 2014

Co-Director of iQuISE, and MIT Prof. Seth Lloyd will be giving the kick-off seminar for the year. We welcome all new graduate students and continuing students! We will also be discussing our plans for this year.

Title: “Quantum machine learning”
Location: 26-214, Thursday Sept 11 Noon-1pm. Food provided!
(Feel free to bring your own cup, and plate)

Abstract: Machine learning algorithms look for patterns in large arrays of high-dimensional vectors. Quantum computers are adept at manipulating large arrays of high-dimensional vectors. This talk presents a series of quantum algorithms for big data analysis. The ability of quantum computers to perform Fourier transforms, find eigenvectors and eigenvalues, and invert matrices translates into quantum algorithms that are exponentially faster than their classical counterparts: complex patterns in datasets of size N can be identified in time O(log N).

“The students in MIT’s new NSF training program will be encouraged to cross disciplines, and develop a common fellowship with their peers. We will also address training for post-academic jobs directly by connecting students to government and industrial members of the iQuISE Consortium.”

—Seth Lloyd, Co-Director, iQuISE, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Engineering Systems