Roger Melko

Roger G. Melko

Faculty Affiliate

Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo

Roger Melko (PhD University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005) is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at University of Waterloo, and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Roger is a condensed matter and quantum information physicist, studying exotic emergent phenomena in matter, phase transitions, entanglement, and quantum computing. He emphasizes computational methods as a theoretical technique, particularly the development of novel algorithms and machine learning methods for research in quantum physics.

Research Interests

  • Generative modelling
  • Physics
  • Natural language processing


  • The Brockhouse and Herzberg Medals from the Canadian Association of Physicists