Matthew Beach

Matthew Beach

Z-Fellowship Postdoctoral Researcher

Matthew Beach is currently a Ph.D. student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Roger Melko. He works on improving machine learning with ideas from physics, as well as quantum-inspired algorithms for practical applications.

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Question & Answer

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

I’m most excited about using quantum computers to improve AI algorithms. Currently, training deep learning models takes vast amounts of energy and compute power, but with a quantum computer, we might be able to substantially reduce the resources needed for powerful models.

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

Learn vim

What are people often surprised to know about you?

That I have a pet hedgehog!