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Quantum Computing in DS & Gesture Classification in Smartphone Web-app - Vienna Data Science Group Meetup

Meet Up
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For all Data Science enthusiasts - are you interested in exploring the cutting-edge world of quantum computing? If so, we invite you to join us at the upcoming  Vienna Data Science Group Meetup organized with Data Technology on 6th of June. You will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and engage in insightful discussions with other curious minds.


  • Welcoming by the VDSG team
  • Welcoming by Marcus Hudec (Data Technology)
  • OpenMic - announcements by the community
  • First talk by Clemens Sauerzopf on quantum computing in data science
  • Second talk by David Alber and Olaf Hahn on gesture classification on a Smartphone Web-App

After the talks, as always, the favourite part of many comes: socializing and networking while enjoying refreshments from the buffet.

First talk: Quantum Computing in Data Science
Quantum computing has become a publicly debated topic, sometimes with scepticism and sometimes with hype. In this talk, Clemens gives an introduction to the “hot topic” of Quantum Computing. He will elaborate on the fundamental working principle of quantum computers and lay out why this technology will be impactful to a broad range of industries. Moreover, he will discuss which computational problems are addressed with quantum computers and which are not. Special focus will be given to applications of Quantum Computing in Data Science.

Speaker bio:
Clemens Sauerzopf is CTO of Data Technology. After a PhD in physics, he has been working in consulting for several years. His specialities include data analytics, data engineering and data management.

Second talk: Gesture Classification on a Smartphone Web-App using a Quantum Computer
David Alber and Olaf Hahn will demonstrate that Quantum enhanced Support Vector Machines (QSVMs) can be utilized to classify gestures made by a conventional smartphone. They will showcase how developers can utilize the Qiskit Python framework and provision IBM Cloud and IBM Quantum resources to integrate such models in a traditional application environment seamlessly.
Machine learning and quantum are promising technologies with the potential to address yet intractable problems. The hybrid nature of QSVMs makes it possible to deploy such models already today. We will show you how.

Speaker bio:
David Alber is a Data Scientist and Quantum Ambassador with IBM - Vienna.
Olaf Hahn is Data and AI Evangelist with IBM - Linz.

A special thanks to Data Technology for sponsoring and organizing this event.

Doors Open at 18:00 - Please RSVP through the link on the top-right of the page
Attention attendees with food allergies. Please be aware that the food and drinks provided may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, or wheat.