Seminar: Seth Lloyd (MIT), Quantum algorithms for topological and geometric analysis of data


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 9:30am

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Seth Lloyd

Speaker: Seth Lloyd
Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract: Quantum computers exhibit a variety of exponential enhancements over classical computers for performing linear algebraic operations.   This talk reviews quantum algorithms for algebraic topology: I show how the central problem of simplicial homology can be mapped into a quantum computation, with an exponential speedup over classical algorithms.  The method is particularly well adapted to topological analysis of large data sets, including financial time series analysis.

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