Short Bio
Dr. Johannes Otterbach is a Machine Learning and Algorithms Researcher at OpenAI working on fundamental question to build safe Artifical General Intelligence (AGI). He has a passion for big data technologies and applications to real world problems and is an established scientist with more than 15 publications in high impact journals and has won several awards. Before joining OpenAI he worked as a Quantum Engineer at Rigettti, as a Senior Data Scientist at LendUp and as a software engineer at Palantir Technologies. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in topics related to Quantum Computing and held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Harvard Physics department where he broadened his interests in research and computational problems.
More details are in the (more or less uptodate) resume
Talks
 Unsupervised Machine Learning on a Hybrid Quantum Computer (pdf, pptx), Bay Area Quantum Computing Meetup, YCombinator, February 2018
 Quantum Cloud Computing (pdf, pptx), TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, January 2018
 OQaml  A OCamlbased QASM, (pdf, pptx), Bay Area Quantum Computing Meetup, Rigetti, August 2017
 The Curse Of Dimensionality  Visualizing HighDimensional Datasets using tSNE, MemSQL, June 2016
 AI  En Route to Passing Turing's Test, TU Kaiserslautern, April 2016
 Data Science  WTH?, TU Kaiserslautern, April 2016
Publications
2018
 C. M. Wilson, J. S. Otterbach, N. Tezak, R. S. Smith, G. E. Crooks, M. P. da Silva
Quantum Kitchen Sinks: An algorithm for machine learning on nearterm quantum computers
arxiv:1806.08321
 M. Reagor & Rigetti Computing
Demonstration of Universal Parametric Entangling Gates on a MultiQubit Lattice
Science Advances, 4, eaao3603 (2018)
2017
2014
2013
 J. Otterbach, M. Moos, D. Muth, M. Fleischhauer
Wigner Crystallization of Single Photons in Cold Rydberg Ensembles
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 113001 (2013)
 E. G. Dalla Torre, J. Otterbach, E. Demler, V. Vuletic, M. D. Lukin
Dissipative Preparation of Spin Squeezed Atomic Ensembles in a Steady State
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 120402 (2013)
 S. D. Bennett, N. Y. Yao, J. Otterbach, P. Zoller, P. Rabl, M. D. Lukin
Phononinduced spinspin interactions in diamond nanostructures: application to spin squeezing
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 156402 (2013)
2012
 M. J. Edmonds, J. Otterbach, R. G. Unanyan, M. Fleischhauer, M. Titov, P. Ă–hberg
From Anderson to anomalous localization in cold atomic gases with effective spinorbit coupling
New J. Phys. 14, 073056 (2012)
2011
 J. Ruseckas, V. Kudriasov, G. Juzeliunas, R. G. Unanyan, J. Otterbach, M. Fleischhauer
Photonic bandgap properties for twocomponent slow light
Phys. Rev. A 83, 063811 (2011)
 A. V. Gorshkov, J. Otterbach, M. Fleischhauer, T. Pohl, M. D. Lukin
PhotonPhoton Interactions via Rydberg Blockade
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 133602 (2011)
 D. Petrosyan, J. Otterbach, and M. Fleischhauer
Electromagnetically induced transparency with Rydberg atoms
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 213601 (2011)
2010

J. Otterbach, J. Ruseckas, R. G. Unanyan, G. Juzeliunas, and M. Fleischhauer
Effective magnetic fields for stationary light
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 033903 (2010)
Coverage:
 A. V. Gorshkov, J. Otterbach, E. Demler, M. Fleischhauer, and M. D. Lukin
Photonic Phase Gate via an Exchange of Fermionic Spin Waves in a Spin Chain
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 060502 (2010)
 R. G. Unanyan, J. Otterbach, M. Fleischhauer, J. Ruseckas, V. Kudriasov, and G. Juzeliunas
Spinor SlowLight and Dirac particles with variable mass
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 173603 (2010)
2009
2008