Alex Preciado

I currently work as a Quantum Software Development Manager at Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., leading the Core and High-Performance Computing squads developing PennyLane, our cutting-edge library for Quantum Machine Learning and Quantum Computing.

Before joining Xanadu, I worked as a Machine Learning & Data Engineering Manager at HelloFresh Canada, leading a team of data engineers supporting strategic partners across all business functions.

I'm also an astrophysicist and a former member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration. I was part of the international team of researchers that captured the first-ever image of a black hole while working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

I'm a core developer of THEMIS, a Bayesian parameter estimation and model comparison framework used by the EHT Collaboration to analyze the astrophysical data that has resulted in the first images of the cores of the galaxies M87 and Sgr A*.


  • People management.
  • Software Development (Python, C++, Fortran, shell scripting).
  • Quantum Computing.
  • Machine Learning & MLOPs.
  • Data Science (predictive modelling).
  • Data Engineering (ETLs, SQL, database management).
  • Data Literacy & Data Governance.
  • High Performance Computing.
  • Theoretical Physics.

You can find an updated version of my resume here: