Quantbot hosts NYC Quantum Computing Meet up

On Wednesday, September 13 Quantbot had the pleasure of hosting the NYC Quantum Computing group in our office for their monthly meeting.

Vinod Menon, this month’s presenter, gave a presentation on “Half-light half-matter quasiparticles (polaritons) as a platform for Hamiltonian simulators and quantum optical nonlinearity”.

Tom Crimi, Quantbot’s CTO, giving the opening talk about Quantbot.

It was a great night of discussion with great minds. We look forward to hosting future events in our space as we continue to grow in our space.

Vinod Menon is a Professor of Physics at the City College of New York and doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica) and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Photonics (2018-2020). More details about his group can be found at: https://lanmp.org/

And for those curious as to the content of the presentation:
Abstract: Strong light-matter interaction results in the formation of half-light half-matter quasiparticles called polaritons that take on the properties of both its constituents. In this talk I will first introduce the concept of polariton formation in low-dimensional semiconductors. Following this, I will discuss the formation of Bose Einstein like condensates at room temperature using polaritons formed in organic molecules. Approaches to create condensate lattices in such systems and their potential application as Hamiltonian simulators will also be presented. In the second part of the talk, I will present our recent work on polaritons in atomically thin (2D) materials and their potential to reach quantum nonlinearity. Finally, I will discuss our quantum education efforts at the City College of New York (CCNY) including the development of undergraduate level quantum optics lab and the potential for outreach efforts at the high school level using these systems.

PhD Datathon Co-hosted by Quantbot Technologies

Back on April 14, Quantbot Technologies, along with Schonfeld Strategic Advisors and Code Willing, had the pleasure of hosting a PhD-focused Datathon, featuring participating students from across the United States. The event started with presentations from the three data vendors that freely provided their data for the Datathon: Estimize, Wall Street Horizon, and RedGraphs. Each team was then given 3 hours to run backtests, using the data provided by the vendors, to generate alpha and develop an out-of-sample strategy.

Paul White, Quantbot Technologies CEO, gives opening remarks to the group
Ashar Mahboob, Quantbot Technologies CIO, watches as Schonfeld Strategic Advisors CEO, Ryan Tolkin, starts the competition portion of the event.

Each team was provided with a senior mentor. Two of Quantbot’s researchers, Keywan and Zihao, each mentored a team where they dispensed expert advice on how the students should build and tweak their strategies. The most successful strategy across several parameters was deemed the winner. Congratulations to CWIQ team Sim for your win!

Keywan, Quantbot researcher, mentors his team during the competition.
Zihao, the other Quantbot mentor and researcher, advises his team during the competition
The winning team: CWIQ Sim
A big thank you to the team at CodeWilling for making this highlight video!

We are Quantbot. We are Serious

Hosted the first Game night at our very own office filled with games, pizza and of course, beer

We’re serious at poker…




but we always make sure to have fun 🙂


Quantbot and the Squash

Last Wednesday the company (interns included!) rolled into the Princeton Club in NYC for spirited games of squash and ping pong. Bouncing between racket, paddle and plates of food we had fun learning how to play squash, and watching the more competitive of us challenge each other to games. After a brief intro lesson to squash, we got into the swing of things and played games with gusto. Our interns took this chance to play and chat with others in the company, and even got some points against our more experienced players! All of us had a ball and we’re ready to have another whack at it soon!

CIO warming up and getting ready for the intense matches he’ll be facing tonight

Our advanced squash team member getting ready for his game with our CIO

Who do you think won?
Quantbot CIO vs. Intern

Ping pong matches were available and quite intense

The onlookers watching a very intense game

CIO is unstoppable, playing an advanced squash member of Quantbot

CIO back at it again, this time vs. the squash instructor

Quantbot team members catching a break and chatting

Thatz a wraaaap everyone~ Look forward to the rest of our summer events! #welit


Quantbot Celebrates A Decade!

On March 27th, Quantbot Technologies turned 10!! The US Team celebrated with a presentation by our President Paul White with flashbacks from the past, drinks (lots) , and an amazing team dinner at Zuma NYC. Everyone was full of smiles and laughter all night long !

The US Quantbot Family~ (missing a few) #issalit

Ops (s)quad~

Our Quantbot Partners looking extra happy 🙂 (missing one)

Cheers to many more years to come! 😀 #issavibe

Bonus Zuma Dessert Platter : Trying out different ranges of dessert, from Yuzu cheesecake to Banana Bread to Molten Lava Cake to many many more ranges of delicious fruits !