Roger Melko is faculty at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He received his PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara, and spent two years as a Wigner Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research involves the development of computer strategies for the theoretical study of quantum materials, atomic matter, and quantum information systems. He was the recipient of the 2012 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics, and the 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal for achievement by an early-career physicist. He has been the Canada Research Chair in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics since 2012.