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Quantum Machine Learning & Biomimetic Quantum Technologies



Following the successful series of events on quantum machine learning organized in South Africa, the aim of this workshop is to go one step further and gather experts and interested colleagues in interdisciplinary research areas: from classical machine learning to quantum machine learning and quantum artificial intelligence, from theoretical developments to experimental groups in quantum technologies, as well as from memristive systems to quantum memristors and neural networks. Our goal is to enhance the sharing of ideas and the discussion of how to implement these novel ideas in current quantum platforms. We would also like to explore the latest advances on quantum algorithms applied to quantum machine learning, and the use of classical machine learning algorithms, such as genetic algorithms or autoencoders, to facilitate quantum tasks. We also intend to tap the potential of bioinspired quantum technologies, such as quantum memristors or quantum artificial intelligence, in order to develop and implement the aforementioned algorithms. We think it is time to approach the impressive theoretical developments in these fields with cutting-edge experiments in a variety of quantum technologies.

Conference Fee
The Conference Fee, which covers the social event, is 200 euros, to be paid by all participants (we will give instructions in due time with the acceptance notification).

Applications (Closed; deadline for applications was December 31st 2017)
The application for contributed talks and posters is performed via email ( by sending the title and the abstract of your contribution and whether you apply for a contributed talk or a poster. Unfortunately, we have very few slots for contributed talks.

Paraninfo of the Faculty of Science and Technology
University of the Basque Country, Leioa (Spain)


To download a pdf of the program, follow this link

To download the Booklet of the Workshop, follow this link

Invited Speakers

Jacob Biamonte (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology)
Thierry Botter (Airbus)
Hans Briegel (University of Innsbruck)
Jorge Casanova (University of the Basque Country)
Raúl Casaña-Eslava (Liverpool John Moores University)
Antonio Corcoles (IBM Research, NY)
Max Di Ventra (UC San Diego)
Vedran Dunjko (Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
Iñigo Egusquiza (University of the Basque Country)
Stefan Filipp (IBM Research, Zurich)
Joseph Fitzsimons (National University of Singapore)
Amir Khoshaman (D-Wave)
Anthony Laing (Bristol University)
Seth Lloyd (MIT)
José D. Martín-Guerrero (Universitat de València)
Ramón Muñoz-Tapia (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)
Florian Neukart (Volkswagen)
Yasser Omar (Instituto de Telecomunicações)
Mauro Paternostro (Queen’s University Belfast)
Sebastiano Peotta (Aalto University)
Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz (NASA Ames)
Raphael Pooser (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Diego Ristè (Raytheon BBN Technologies)
Maria Schuld (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Fabio Sciarrino (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Jacob Taylor (University of Maryland)
Fabio L. Traversa (UC San Diego)
Volker Tresp (Siemens)
Jean-Roch Vlimant (Caltech)
Andreas Wallraff (ETH Zurich)
Göran Wendin (Chalmers University)
Nathan Wiebe (Microsoft)
Peter Wittek (ICFO)
Roberta Zambrini (IFISC)

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Mikel Sanz (Local Chair, University of the Basque Country)
Maria Schuld (International Chair, University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Enrique Solano (Local Chair, University of the Basque Country)
Francesco Petruccione (International Chair, University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Laura García-Álvarez (University of the Basque Country)
Lucas Lamata (University of the Basque Country)
Yasser Omar (Instituto de Telecomunicações)
José D. Martín-Guerrero (Universitat de València)
Max Di Ventra (UC San Diego)ikerbasque_logo

Scientific Committee

Francesco Petruccione (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Enrique Solano (University of the Basque Country)
Yasser Omar (Instituto de Telecomunicações)
Alexander Szameit (University of Rostock)GVLogo
Jonas Bylander (Chalmers University)
Seth Lloyd (MIT)
Max Di Ventra (UC San Diego) Wiley-Logo-White
Hans Briegel (University of Innsbruck) PlosOne
José D. Martín-Guerrero (Universitat de València)