Peter Wittek is an Assistant Professor in the Rotman School of Management. His research focuses on quantum-enhanced machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as using high-performance learning algorithms in computationally hard problems in quantum physics. As the Academic Director of the Quantum Program in the Creative Destruction Lab, he helps bridge the gap between research-grade results in the field and the commercialization of such technologies. Furthermore, as a Faculty Affiliate in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he brings in critical skills for the data science initiatives of the School.
In September of 2019, Rotman Assistant Professor Peter Wittek went missing during a mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas, after being caught in an avalanche. Peter was a valued member of the Rotman community and his loss is keenly felt.
More details on Peter's work can be found at https://peterwittek.com/