Guoming Wang

Guoming Wang, Ph.D.

Quantum Research Scientist

Guoming Wang received his BS and MS in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Zapata Computing as a Quantum Scientist, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Waterloo, and Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), College Park. His research interests include quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum information theory, and machine learning.


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Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

I have been fascinated and puzzled by the peculiar properties of quantum world since my graduate school. I have chosen to study quantum technology because I not only want to investigate the implications of quantum mechanics on other branches of science and engineering, but also want to use it as a lens to scrutinize quantum theory and perhaps propose a better theory for describing the reality.

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

What is the nature of consciousness? Is quantum mechanics really necessary for explaining it?

If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

Dr. Harold Sonny White. Learn more about his work on Alcubierre drive.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Good ideas are always crazy until they are not.