About

Reuben Tate
PhD Student in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO)
Email: rtate30 AT gatech DOT edu
Office: Skiles 139
Advisor: Swati Gupta

I am a sixth year PhD student advised by Professor Swati Gupta in the Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. My recent work lies at the intersection of these and quantum computing; more specifically, I am currently looking for ways to adapt current quantum algorithms (such as the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm) in order to solve problems in combinatorial optimization with the aid of a quantum device.

In the Summer of 2022, I did an internship under the mentorship of Dr. Stuart Hadfield for the Feynman Quantum Academy Internship Program at the USRA-NASA Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL). This program was a part of the NASA Academic Mission Services (NAMS) program, led by USRA.

Prior to starting my PhD, I obtained a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Physics and a certificate in Database Management at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

My anticipated date of graduation is May 2023; I am currently looking for positions in industry or academia for the start of Summer or Fall of 2023.

Upcoming Presentations

October 21
ACO Student Seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology,
▶ Tentatively at 1pm in Skiles 005
Introduction to Quantum Computing and Its Role in Combinatorial Optimization
▶ Joint with Jai Moondra, Bryan Gard, Greg Mohler, and Swati Gupta

October 17
INFORMS 2022
▶ 8:00am, Room 202
▶ Improving QAOA With Various Warm-Start Strategies
▶ Part of the Quantum Optimization session
▶ Joint with Jai Moondra, Bryan Gard, Greg Mohler, and Swati Gupta