Stefanie Czischek

University of Ottawa

Stefanie Czischek is a leading scientist in the multidisciplinary field of combining artificial intelligence, neuromorphic computing, and quantum technologies. She received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2019 at Heidelberg University (Germany), exploring the representation of quantum many-body systems and dynamics therein with artificial neural networks under supervision of Dr. Thomas Gasenzer. Dr. Czischek’s work provided the first steps towards simulating quantum systems with spiking neuromorphic hardware. As the first person to consider the power of brain-inspired analog spiking neuromorphic devices to advance quantum many-body physics and quantum computing, Dr. Czischek received the Springer Thesis Award for her Ph.D. research in 2020.

Dr. Czischek then joined the University of Waterloo in 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab under the supervision of Dr. Roger Melko, continuing research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and quantum science. Dr. Czischek has been an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa since 2022, where she establishes the research team APRIQuOt, focusing on artificial and physically realizable intelligence for quantum technologies.