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 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 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 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.
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 Andrea Geraldi
Andrea Geraldi graduated in October 2017 at Sapienza Università di Roma and he finished his PhD program in March 2021. Besides, he won a post-doc position in the Quantum Information Lab. During his PhD he spent four months in the Integrated Quantum optics group at University of Paderborn, headed by Christine Silberhorn. He is currently studying particle propagation in a quantum walk scenario, with a particular focus on the disordered evolution, which is intimately linked to the description of the movement of energy excitation in the matter. He also studies how quantum correlation of two indistinguishable particle affect the evolution of the particles, with possible applications to quantum information tasks such as metrology. Nowadays, he is focusing on the quantum state discrimination problem, which is a fundamental building block of quantum cryptography, by investigating novel techniques aimed at lowering the amount of resources needed to perform such a task.
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 Davide Poderini
Davide Poderini received his master’s degree in 2017 at the Sapienza Università di Roma. During his Ph.D. he worked mainly in the field of causal inference and causal violations in quantum systems, both from a fundamental and technological point of view. Currently his research activities are still focused on causality, and in particular in the experimental realization of photonic platforms for fundamental tests and for quantum communication protocols.
Dr Mauro Valeri
In 2017, Mauro Valeri received his master’s degree at the University of Rome La Sapienza. Then, he did his PhD in the Quantum Information Lab, where he is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher. The experience in this group involves the use of advanced photonic platforms to study the fields of Quantum Metrology, Quantum Communication and Cryptography. He has participated in the realization of entangled photon sources, entanglement distribution within complex systems, the creation of a free-space channel between distant buildings employed for the distribution of a quantum key, the development of quantum photonic sensors, and machine learning techniques to improve accuracy in optical single- and multi-phase estimation problems.