Andrew leads 1QBit’s product development for the financial services industry, and is a co-creator of the CME Market Sentiment Meter. Prior to joining 1QBit, he held the position of Director, Algorithmic Engineering and Advanced Technology for the New York Mercantile Exchange, and Senior Director in both Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has received 13 U.S. Patents in electronic trading technology, most as sole or lead inventor.
Andrew has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (Quebec). His publications cover a range of topics, from the design of radio and television facilities to the use of quantum computers in calculating credit scores.
Asked to describe his personal interests, Andrew replied that it was possible to do so, but that it might take some time. He did say, however, that he didn’t understand why everyone else could grow rosemary so much more successfully than he could.
Maritza Hernandez is a Lead Scientist in the Quantum-Inspired Optimization Division and has over 10 years of industry and academic research experience in quantum computing. She specializes in delivering solutions to various industry partners by leveraging novel quantum computing and quantum-inspired technologies.
Throughout her career, Maritza has conducted research on various industry applications, including molecular similarity, conformational search, and molecular docking. She has studied the performance of quantum hardware, including D-Wave Systems’ quantum annealer and Microsoft and Fujitsu’s respective quantum-inspired devices. Maritza obtained her Ph.D. in quantum optics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Before joining 1QBit, Maritza held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In her free time, Maritza enjoys photography and hiking in the local Vancouver mountains.
Gili leads the Optimization Research Team. He is passionate about solving challenging real-world computational problems with optimization, machine learning, and data science. He has 10+ years of industry and academic research experience, strong coding skills, and a proven track record of taking projects from idea to product.
Gili has been with 1QBit since 2013, and has worked on multiple client projects, predominantly in finance, insurance, and materials. In addition, he has worked extensively on developing products that enable organizations to leverage both quantum and classical hardware efficiently to solve real-world problems. Gili holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Gili aims to live an adventurous life, and enjoys hiking, cycle touring, and skiing with his wife and two sons.
Dominic studied computer engineering and physics at the University of British Columbia. His current research melds these two fields in a variety of ways. His postdoctorate work is concentrated in computational condensed matter physics with an emphasis on quantum Monte Carlo methods. Dominic sees quantum computing as an exciting new frontier of both software engineering and applied physics.
Dominic is a technology enthusiast with a love for gadgets, electronic or otherwise, and an avid rock climber. He is also suspected of being responsible for a disproportionate fraction of the espresso consumption at 1QBit, but will eagerly claim he could stop if he wanted.
Maliheh Aramon is the Optimization Research Lead for the Machine Learning and Quantum Inspired Optimization division. Her work focuses on developing algorithms and tools for solving business problems.
In the past four years, she has been busy leveraging the strengths of classical optimization algorithms as well as novel computational technologies such as D-Wave’s quantum annealer, Fujitsu’s digital annealer, and Microsoft quantum-inspired optimization algorithms to solve problems for clients in the fields of life sciences, energy, and finance.
Maliheh received her PhD in Operations Research from the University of Toronto in 2014 on the topic of optimization under uncertainty. The relationship between Ethics, Science, Religion, and Social Responsibility has been an intriguing topic for Maliheh and she spent her free time educating herself on this topic.
Clemens is passionate about exploring and solving challenging optimization problems with our clients. With his 4+ years of experience in developing quantum-inspired solutions and applying Agile software development techniques, he is well equipped to see projects through from early ideation and mathematical formulation to implementation and deployment.
Clemens has been involved in multiple projects exploring quantum-inspired solutions for business cases with clients in finance, insurance, and logistics. Clemens holds a PhD in theoretical physics from UBC, and a MSc in Physics and Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University of Technology.
He is passionate about exploring British Columbia's beautiful outdoors together with his wife and his daughter.
Ehsan is a senior machine learning scientist at 1QBit, with expertise in both classical and quantum machine learning. At 1QBit, he has led research and client projects in a variety of different industries.
Ehsan holds a Physics’ PhD from the University of Calgary with the focus on quantum information processing. In his PhD studies he devised machine learning algorithms for the design of quantum logic gates. After completing his doctorate degree, he continued his research at University of Calgary as a postdoctoral fellow.
Herman is responsible for the 1QBit 1Qloud platform, which enables companies to create novel solutions to difficult, real world problems without the need to own a quantum computer. He leads a team of developers and customer solutions personnel that help our clients access and implement our cloud-based services.
Herman studied Biology and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. From there, Herman worked at various startups and larger companies as a software developer until he joined the exciting world of investment banking in Hong Kong as a software developer, specializing in high-frequency algorithmic trading in equities technology. In a twist of fate, he moved back to Canada—this time to Vancouver, entranced by the mountains and sea. While not at work, Herman can be found learning about vastly random things like technology, socio-political influences on economics, and, perhaps most importantly, how his Transformers collection looks.
Elisabetta is a leading computational physicist with the Machine Learning and Quantum Inspired Optimization Division at 1QBit. Her primary focus is on optimization, where she applies both quantum and classical solutions to real-life problems.
Elisabetta obtained her PhD from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich after working on the observation and modelling of high-redshift galaxies' evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. She followed her career in astronomy with postdoctoral appointments at the University of British Columbia and Cardiff University, where she was involved in large extragalactic surveys.
Her love for Vancouver called her back to the West Coast, where she can enjoy some of her favourite things in life: the sea, beaches, woods, mountains, bears, blueberries, modern architecture, and foodie spots.