Ph.D. Perdomo-Ortiz, Alejandro

Senior Quantum Scientist at Zapata Computing, Inc.

Alejandro did his graduate studies, M.A and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, at Harvard University. Over the past 12+ years, he has worked on the implementation of quantum computing algorithms, enhancing their performance with physics-based approaches while maintaining a practical, application-relevant perspective. Before joining Zapata Computing’s Toronto Office as a Senior Quantum Scientist, Alejandro was the lead scientist of the Quantum Machine Learning effort at NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (NASA QuAIL), where he worked during 5+ years. He was also the Co-Founder of Qubitera LLC, a consulting company acquired by Rigetti Computing where he worked after NASA and before his current appointment with Zapata Computing. Alejandro also holds an Honorary Senior Research Associate position at University College London where he supervises two PhD students. His latest research interests involves the design of hybrid quantum-classical algorithms to solve hard optimization problems and intractable machine learning subroutines.

While at NASA, he was the recipient of the 2014 Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Award from the University of California, and the 2016 Ames Honor Award in the category of Contractor Employee. In 2017 he was recognized by the Colombian Embassy in the USA as one of the top 22 most influential Colombians in the USA, for his scientific leadership and outreach to help young generations interested in science and technology.

Ph.D. Leonardo A. Pachon

Senior Quantum Scientist at Zapata Computing, Inc.

Alejandro did his graduate studies, M.A and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, at Harvard University. Over the past 12+ years, he has worked on the implementation of quantum computing algorithms, enhancing their performance with physics-based approaches while maintaining a practical, application-relevant perspective. Before joining Zapata Computing’s Toronto Office as a Senior Quantum Scientist, Alejandro was the lead scientist of the Quantum Machine Learning effort at NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (NASA QuAIL), where he worked during 5+ years. He was also the Co-Founder of Qubitera LLC, a consulting company acquired by Rigetti Computing where he worked after NASA and before his current appointment with Zapata Computing. Alejandro also holds an Honorary Senior Research Associate position at University College London where he supervises two PhD students. His latest research interests involves the design of hybrid quantum-classical algorithms to solve hard optimization problems and intractable machine learning subroutines.

While at NASA, he was the recipient of the 2014 Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Award from the University of California, and the 2016 Ames Honor Award in the category of Contractor Employee. In 2017 he was recognized by the Colombian Embassy in the USA as one of the top 22 most influential Colombians in the USA, for his scientific leadership and outreach to help young generations interested in science and technology.

Ph.D. Peropadre, Borja

Senior Quantum Scientist at Zapata Computing, Inc.

Borja developed his PhD studies at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Quantum Information and Foundations Group (QUINFOG). He conducted research on the emergent field of Quantum Technologies, which span other disciplines such as quantum information, quantum computing and quantum simulations. In particular, Borja focused on superconducting circuits and circuit quantum electrodynamics as platforms for quantum information and quantum computing. As a grad student, he also explored possible connections with quantum optics and quantum field theory. Since 2013 and until 2016, during his time as a postdoc at Harvard University, his research focused on potential applications of quantum computing in near term devices. In particular, Borja worked on BosonSampling, a dedicated quantum processor aimed at demonstrating the supremacy of quantum devices over classical ones. His work encompassed a variety of ideas, from scalable implementations of BosonSampling, to condensed matter analogs in spin systems, and applications in molecular chemistry. In October 2016, he joined the Quantum Information Processing group at Raytheon-BBN Technologies, where he worked on multi-qubit device modelling, fault-tolerant quantum computing and quantum error correction. Since May 2018, Borja is senior scienist at Zapata Computing, where he works on the hardware integration of quantum algorithms in different quantum computing platforms.

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