Luis Serrano

Luis Serrano, Ph.D.

Quantum Application Scientist

Luis Serrano did his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Michigan and his bachelors and masters in mathematics at the University of Waterloo. After some years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Quebec, he moved to industry, where he worked at Google as a machine learning engineer, at Udacity as the head of AI content, and at Apple as a lead AI educator. He is the author of the book Grokking Machine Learning and maintains a popular YouTube channel where he explains machine learning in layperson terms: Serrano Academy – Machine Learning and Math Made Easy


Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

I have always been fascinated by quantum physics. The prospect of using its power for computation and artificial intelligence is something I find very exciting, and I want to be part of this revolution.

What’s your superpower?

I like to break down concepts down to the basics, in such a way that everybody can understand them.

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

Carl Sagan. His show Cosmos had me glued to the TV as a child, and made me dream of understanding the universe.

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

To follow one’s passion. The best way to do this is to imagine that all jobs pay the same salary, and think of what you would do in that scenario. That is your passion.