Leonard Wossnig

CEO & Founder Rahko

I am a PhD candidate in theoretical computer science at UCL with main supervisor Simone Severini (UCL, now AWS) and co-supervisor Aram Harrow (MIT), where I focus on classical and quantum algorithms for (randomised) numerical linear algebra, optimisation and machine learning.

My PhD has been funded by a Royal Society Fellowship with Simone Severini, and I received the 2019 Google PhD Fellowship in Quantum computing which will begin in the end of 2019.

I have developed quantum algorithms for solving linear systems and Hamiltonian simulation as well as faster randomised classical algorithms for simulating quantum systems, i.e. to perform Hamiltonian simulation, based on recent sketching methods among other classical and quantum algorithms. Recently I have been developing within our team at UCL a variety of new algorithms at the intersection of classical and quantum neural networks. I am also leading together with Ed Grant, Ian Horobin and Miriam Cha, a Startup called Rahko which develops quantum machine learning software with applications to quantum chemistry based on (machine learning) Heuristics.

Start-up & Investor Showcase Day: TBC

Monday, April 20th, 2020

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