Machine Learning for Quantum Design

Conference Date: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 (All day) to Friday, July 12, 2019 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Condensed Matter
Quantum Information


Machine learning techniques are rapidly being adopted into the field of quantum many-body physics, including condensed matter theory, experiment, and quantum information science.  The steady increase in data being produced by highly-controlled quantum experiments brings the potential of machine learning algorithms to the forefront of scientific advancement.  Particularly exciting is the prospect of using machine learning for the discovery and design of quantum materials, devices, and computers.  In order to make progress, the field must address a number of fundamental questions related to the challenges of studying many-body quantum mechanics using classical computing algorithms and hardware.  

The goal of this conference is to bring together experts in computational physics, machine learning, and quantum information, to make headway on a number of related topics, including:

  • Data-drive quantum state reconstruction
  • Machine learning strategies for quantum error correction
  • Neural-network based wavefunctions
  • Near-term prospects for data from quantum devices
  • Machine learning for quantum algorithm discovery

To register for this event, please click here.

Sponsorship for this event has been provided by:


  • Marin Bukov, University of California, Berkeley
  • Giuseppe Carleo, Flatiron Institute
  • Michele Ceriotti, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
  • Stefan Leichenauer, Google
  • Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz, University College London
  • Sebastiano Pilati, University of Camerino
  • Pooya Ronagh, University of Waterloo
  • Maria Schuld, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kristan Temme, California Institute of Technology
  • Evert van Nieuwenburg, California Institute of Technology
  • Lei Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Peter Wittek, University of Toronto
  • Yi-Zhuang You, University of California, San Diego
  • Riccardo Zecchina, Bocconi University
  • Nour Abura'ed, University of Dubai
  • Aida Ahmadzadegan, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Michael Albergo, Perimeter Institute
  • Juan Atalaya, University of California, Berkeley
  • Tanisha Bassan, The Knowledge Society
  • Matthew Beach, Perimeter Institute
  • Aleksandr Berezutskii, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kristine Boone, University of Waterloo
  • Peter Cha, Cornell University
  • Wissam Chemissany, California Institute of Technology
  • Ian Convy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Emily Davis, Stanford University
  • Isaac De Vlugt, University of Waterloo
  • Dong-Ling Deng, Tsinghua University
  • Olivia Di Matteo, TRIUMF
  • Nicholas Duchene, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Marcus Edwards, University of Waterloo
  • Timo Felser, University of Padova & Univerity of Saarland
  • Martin Ganahl, Perimeter Institute
  • Anna Golubeva, Perimeter Institute
  • Brianna Gopaul, The Knowledge Society
  • Eliska Greplova, ETH Zurich
  • Jan Friedrich Haase, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Lauren Hayward Sierens, Perimeter Institute
  • Timothy Hsieh, Perimeter Institute
  • Hong-Ye Hu, University of California, San Diego
  • Emilie Huffman, Perimeter Institute
  • Shih-Chun (Jimmy) Hung, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Katharine Hyatt, Flatiron Institute
  • Pavithran Iyer, University of Waterloo
  • Aditya Jain, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Angus Kan, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Faisal Khan, Khalifa University
  • Mohammad Kohandel, University of Waterloo
  • Emine Kucukbenli, SISSA
  • Bohdan Kulchytskyy, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Samuel Lederer, Cornell University
  • Haoran Liao, University of California, Berkeley
  • JinGuo Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Yehua Liu, University of Sherbrooke
  • Irene Lopez Gutierrez, Dresden University of Technology
  • Ilia Luchnikov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Xiuzhe Luo, University of Waterloo
  • Hao Ma, 1QB Information Technologies
  • Benjamin MacLellan, INRS
  • Glen Bigan Mbeng, SISSA
  • Kai Meinerz, University of Cologne
  • Andre Melo, Delft University of Technology
  • Ejaaz Merali, University of Waterloo
  • Friederike Metz, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Christine Muschik, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Reza Nourafkan, University of Sherbrooke
  • Shengru Ren, 1QB Information Technologies
  • Piotr Roztocki, INRS-EMT
  • Kevin Ryczko, University of Ottawa
  • Hossein Sadeghi, D-Wave Systems Inc.
  • Artur Scherer, 1QB Information Technologies
  • Dan Sehayek, University of Waterloo
  • Miles Stoudenmire, Flatiron Institute
  • Isaac Tamblyn, National Research Council Canada
  • Alain Tchagang, National Research Council Canada
  • Brian Timar, California Institute of Technology
  • Giacomo Torlai, Flatiron Institute
  • Guillaume Verdon, Google
  • Simon Verret, University of Montreal
  • Stephen Vintskevich, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Yan Wang, University of Sherbrooke
  • Yi Zhang, Peking University

If you are an invited speaker to this event, Perimeter Institute staff will contact you to coordinate ground transportation arrangements on your behalf.

If you need transportation while attending this workshop, we offer suggestions below. If flying, we suggest that you book your flight to arrive at Toronto International Airport (YYZ) or the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Boulevard Limousine (estimated travel time 1hr). The fare for Boulevard Limousine for one passenger is $127.00 to the Toronto Airport.  The fare for one passenger from the Toronto Airport to Waterloo is $145.00.  To make reservations, please visit their website or call 519-886-8090.

Airways Transit (estimated travel time 1hr) Airways Transit connects Toronto (Pearson), Hamilton (Munro), and Region of Waterloo International Airports with the Kitchener-Waterloo area by providing 24 hour shared ride door-to-door service. To make reservations online please visit their website of contact them by phone 24 hours: 519-886-2121.

0001 Toronto Cabs (estimated travel time 1hr). Approximately $160.00 rate for one-way: Toronto International Airport to Waterloo. Call 416-809-5656. 
Note: One or more passengers can split this $160.00 rate.

City Cabs (estimated travel time 1hr) $90.00 flat rate for one-way:  Kitchener-Waterloo to Toronto International Airport.  Call 519-747-7777

Car Rentals Upon arrival in any of the terminals at Pearson International Airport there are a number of car rental agencies to choose from. Their booths are located on the arrivals level. The cost of a car rental is dependent upon the type of vehicle you would like and the length of the stay. 

Driving Directions 

  • From the airport, follow signs for Highway 427 South/Highway 401. 
  • Continue to follow signs for Highway 401 West - London. 
  • Proceed West on Highway 401. 
  • Exit Highway 401 at Highway 8 West. 
  • Take exit 278 (Highway 8 West) and follow 8 West for 5 km to Highway 85, towards Highway 7 East.
  • Proceed on Highway 85 for 5 km to Bridgeport Road exit. Turn right at the off-ramp, traveling west. 
  • Follow Bridgeport Road for 2 km into downtown Waterloo. 
  • Bridgeport is a four-lane one-way road. It becomes Caroline Street at Albert Street. Continue straight ahead. 
  • Travel forward another 200 metres, but ease over into the right-hand lane. As you go down a hill and around a curve, look for the green Perimeter Institute sign on the right hand side. The parking lot entrance is just after the sign (past the historic grist mill that sits on the edge of Silver Lake). 
  • Turn right into the PI parking lot entrance.

Please note that parking is extremely limited at Perimeter Institute and you must have a parking permit to park in the lot long term.

If you are an invited speaker to this event, Perimeter Institute staff will contact you to coordinate hotel accommodations on your behalf.

If you need accommodations while attending this workshop, we offer suggestions for lodging below.  When booking your reservation, please indicate that you will be attending an event at Perimeter in order to receive the best possible rate.

Delta Waterloo 110 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6
Phone: 1-888-890-3222
Distance from PI: 450 m

Comfort Inn 190 Weber Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 3H4
Phone: 519-747-9400
Distance from PI: 2.3 km

Walper Terrace Hotel 1 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A1
Phone: 519-745-4321
Distance from PI: 3.7 km

Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo 105 King Street East Waterloo, ON N2G 2K8
Phone: 519-744-4141
Distance from PI: 3.8 km

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 14 Benjamin Road Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
Phone:  519-772-9800
Distance from PI:  5.6 km

Homewood Suites by Hilton 45 Benjamin Road Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8
Phone:  519-514-0088
Distance from PI:  5.6 km

Courtyard by Marriott 50 Benjamin Road East Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
Phone: 519-884-9295
Distance from PI: 5.6 km

  • Juan Carrasquilla, Vector Institute
  • Estelle Inack Perimeter Institute
  • Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Sandro Sorella, SISSA