Miguel Paredes Quiñones is a Research staff member at the IBM Research's optimization and simulation of natural resources group, located in São Paulo Brazil. He obtained his Phd in electrical engineering at the University of Campinas and his Master in Electrical Engineering at the São Paulo State University. Nowadays he researches optimization techniques for simulation physical systems using AI. He is a quantum ambassador at IBM. His main interests are: Nonlinear mixed integer programming, Convex optimization, Relaxation techniques (optimization), Quantum optimization algorithms.