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Akshay Vishwanathan

PhD Thesis Defense

Date & Time:

May 17, 2023, 11:00
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, 30, Bolshoi Boulevard, bld. 1, Room E-R2-2026

Candidate: Akshay Vishwanathan
PhD Program: Computational and Data Science and Engineering program
Thesis Title: On the performance of quantum approximate optimization

Professor Jacob Daniel Biamonte

PhD Defense Jury Reports:

Professor Ivan Oseledets, Skoltech (Chairman): report
Assistant Professor Vladimir Palyulin, Skoltech: report
Dr. Evgeniy Kiktenko, Leading Research Scientist, Russian Quantum Center, Russia: report
Dr. Zoltan Zimboras, Group Leader, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary: report
Associate Professor Tim Byrnes, NYU Shanghai, China: report

Thesis Changes Log

PhD Defense Outcome:

The thesis is accepted “as is.” The candidate is awarded the Skoltech PhD degree.

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