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Chief Quantum Software Architect, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at Google at Google
Dr. Vasil S. Denchev is the Chief Quantum Software Architect at Google's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University. Vasil's PhD work gave impetus to the founding in 2013 of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab by pioneering several important techniques allowing for the successful application of quantum annealing to statistical machine learning theory and computer vision. Currently Vasil is studying the computational effects of quantum tunneling via experimentation with the existing D-Wave quantum processors as well as large-scale numerical simulations of various quantum and classical computational models. Vasil is also working on designing next-generation quantum annealers whose goal is to be significantly outperforming classical computing machinery on generic optimization problems of widespread practical interest. Most recently, in recognition of his overall contributions to the computing sciences, Vasil was given the prestigious John Atanasoff Award by the President of Bulgaria.