Tim grew up in Berlin, Germany, where he developed a passion for mathematics and obtained his undergraduate degree at Humboldt University. Based solely on a photo and a feeling, he decided to venture to Canada for his graduate studies. At UBC’s math department, he then studied measure-valued diffusions and geometric implications of the long-term behavior of Markov processes. At 1QBit, Tim has been working on financial applications of quantum computing and machine learning, such as single and multi-stage portfolio optimization with respect to diverse success and risk measures and subject to cardinality, assignment, and tracking constraints, and extreme clustering. He enjoys mountaineering, biking, skiing, and sailing, as well as comparing Canadian craft beers to German brews (the verdict is still out).