Dr Gonzalo Carvacho
Gonzalo Carvacho graduated in 2014 at the University of Concepción. In 2017 he received his PhD in Sapienza Università di Roma with a thesis on “Multiphoton hybrid systems and their applications in quantum information and quantum communication”. After his PhD, he has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Quantum Information Lab. His research activities have been focused on foundational and practical implications of quantum causality with different photonic platforms.
Dr Iris Agresti
Iris Agresti graduated in November 2016 at Sapienza Università di Roma and, during her PhD program, which she finished in February 2020, she won a scholarship for a 3 months secondment, which she spent in the Quantum Information Theory group of prof. Antonio Acìn (ICFO, Barcelona). She is currently working on photonic technologies for quantum information processing tasks and quantum computation. In particular she has worked on: quantum machine learning techniques for Boson Sampling validation and for the approximation of quantum state tomography; quantum causality for the design and experimental implementation of device-independent protocols, aimed to the study of quantum foundations as well as to more applicative tasks, as secure random numbers generation, and superposition of causal orders.
Dr Emanuele Polino
He graduated in November 2016 at the Sapienza Università di Roma and obtained the PhD in February 2020. Currently working on photonic technologies for quantum foundations studies and quantum information tasks. In particular he worked on: fundamental tests on wave-particle duality of photons, study of nonlocality in different quantum networks, quantum metrology protocols, generation, transmission and measurement of quantum states of light carrying Orbital Angular Momentum, and realization of entangled photons sources.
Dr Mariana R. Barros
Mariana R. Barros graduated in 2008 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. In 2010 she received her master’s degree from the same University and, in 2015, she received her doctorate degree at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with an internship at the Université Paris Diderot -Sorbonne Paris Cité. She worked as a research assistant at National University of Singapore in 2010 and, after her Phd, she worked as a post-doctorate researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2017 – 2018) and at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (2018 – 2019). She has experience in Physics, focusing on Quantum Optics, acting on the following subjects: Quantum Information, Modular Variables, Quantum Computation, Parametric Down Conversion and Integrated Quantum Optics.
Dr Taira Giordani
Currently working on photonic devices for the implementation of boson sampling and its validation methods. She graduated in Nov 2016 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.
Dr Valeria Cimini
Valeria Cimini received her Master degree in Physics in July 2016 at Sapienza Università di Roma. She did her PhD at the University of Roma Tre in the New Quantum Optics group under the supervision of Prof. Barbieri. She is currently working on Quantum Metrology projects. During her PhD she worked on the implementation of machine learning algorithms for the characterization of quantum states and for the self-calibration of quantum photonic sensors. Her studies were also focused on a more fundamental aspect concerning the wave function collapse during the measurement process.