Yannick Meurice is a professor at the University of Iowa. He obtained his PhD at U C Louvain-la-Neuve in 1985 under the supervision of Jacques Weyers and Gabriele Veneziano. He was a postdoc at CERN and Argonne National Laboratory and a visiting professor at CINVESTAV in Mexico City. He joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa in 1990. His current work includes lattice gauge theory, tensor renormalization group methods, near conformal gauge theories, critical machine learning, quantum simulations with cold atoms and quantum computing. He is the PI of a multi-institutional DOE HEP QuantISED grant.