Spring School on Near-Term Quantum Computing

Adrián Pérez Salinas

Leiden University

Adrián is a postdoctoral researcher in the Applied Quantum Algorithms (AQA) group from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He received did the PhD in quantum computing in the in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center / University of Barcelona with José Ignacio Latorre and Artur García-Sáez. His research has focused on Quantum Machine Learning and variational algorithms, in particular for re-uploading schemes. Another explored field of research is implementation of quantum algorithms in near-term devices.

Subject: Variational quantum circuits

Alexia Salavrakos


Alexia Salavrakos completed her studies in physics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. She obtained her PhD at ICFO, Barcelona, on the topic of Bell inequalities for device-independent protocols. She also has professional experience in data science and machine learning. Alexia now works as a researcher at Quandela, a French startup dedicated to building a photonic quantum computer. Her research focuses on quantum algorithms and quantum machine learning.

Subject: Photonic circuits

Alexandre Dauphin


Alexandre Dauphin is the VP Quantum simulation at PASQAL, a neutral atom quantum computing company. He and his team work on applications from condensed matter to quantum chemistry that can be quantum simulated on PASQAL quantum processing units. During his career, he has worked on a broad range of topics going from quantum simulation of quantum many-body physics and topological phases of matter to machine learning applied to physics and quantum machine learning. In 2019, he received the New Journal of Physics early career award.

Subject: Quantum simulation

Alessandro Landra


Alessandro Landra is the Technical Lead for Quantum Processors Design at IQM Finland Oy. At IQM state-of-the-art research and development is pursued to build full-stack world class Quantum Computers. He is currently one of the main designers of QPU line-up (Quantum Processing Unit). His role includes maintaining the design release cycles of IQM processors, training new personnel, and producing novel designs to strengthen the company IP portfolio. He has obtained a PhD in Hybrid Quantum Systems in Centre For Quantum Technologies, Singapore, in 2020 and started working in Finland at IQM shortly after.

Subject: Superconducting circuit design

Ana Palacios


Ana Palacios studied Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid, after which she completed the MSc in Physics of Complex Systems at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems and the University of the Balearic Islands. She is currently doing an industrial PhD with Qilimanjaro at the University of Barcelona on the topic of quantum annealing. Her main research interests lay on the intersection between quantum information and computation, condensed matter and statistical physics.

Subject: Adiabatic quantum computing

Daniel Barredo

CINN-CSIC & Institut d’Optique-CNRS

Daniel Barredo completed his PhD in the Surface Science Laboratory at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2009. Afterwards, he was awarded a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship to work with Rydberg atoms in thermal vapor cells in the group of T. Pfau in Stuttgart. He then continued his research in the group of A. Browaeys at Institut d’Optique (IOGS, Palaiseau-France), where he contributed to the development of a novel platform for quantum simulation based on programmable arrays of individual atoms trapped in optical tweezers and excited to Rydberg states. This Rydberg quantum simulator can now operate with full individual control over more 200 qubits and be reliably used to tackle real world open problems in condensed-matter physics. Daniel moved to CINN (CSIC, Spain) to continue his research in quantum information science and actively collaborates with his former group at IOGS.

Subject: Cold atoms

Mari Carmen Bañuls

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Mari Carmen Bañuls is a Spanish physicist and researcher. She currently serves as the Group Leader for Tensor Networks and Quantum Many-Body Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. Her research focuses on the development and application of tensor network methods for the numerical simulation of quantum many body systems. Mari Carmen has a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a PhD in Physics from the University of Valencia.

Subject: Tensor networks

Martin Ringbauer

University of Innsbruck

Martin Ringbauer received his PhD in experimental quantum optics from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2016, where he worked on photonics and quantum optomechanics. In 2018 he joined the University of Innsbruck to work on quantum computing with trapped ions, including topics such as quantum error correction, quantum simulation, and quantum foundations. His research group at the University of Innsbruck focuses particularly on the development of new approaches to quantum computing and simulation based on high-dimensional trapped-ion qudits.

Subject: Trapped ions

Andreas Wallraff

ETH Zurich

Andreas Wallraff is a Full Professor for Solid State Physics at ETH Zurich since 2012. He graduated from Imperial College London and RWTH Aachen, and obtained his PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. During his doctoral research, he investigated the quantum dynamics of vortices in superconductors and observed for the first time the tunneling and energy level quantization of an individual vortex. Another important milestone in his career was his four years of research at Yale University; where he performed experiments in which the coherent interaction of a single photon with a quantum electronic circuit was observed for the first time. Currently, his work focuses on the quantum effects in superconducting circuits for quantum optics experiments and quantum information processing.

Subject: Superconducting circuits

Juani Bermejo

Universidad de Granada

PhD in physics and computer science from the Technical University of Munich. Marie Curie – Athenea3i researcher at the University of Granada, Spain. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Berlin, Germany (2016-2019) and as a predoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Munich, Germany (2010-2015). She has a degree in Physics and a Technical Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca, Spain (2005-2010).

Juani Bermejo-Vega is an activist for rights, equality and inclusion in science. She is co-founder and co-organizer of the inclusive quantum information conference Q-turn (2018-2020) and of the Equal Opportunities Group of the Max-Planck PhDnet (2014-2017).

Subject: Fundamentals of quantum computing