Dr. Niu is currently a senior research scientist in the Google Quantum AI team, where her work focuses on intelligent quantum control optimization and metrology, quantum machine learning, quantum algorithm design and near-term quantum error correction. Dr Niu applies cutting edge deep reinforcement learning and generative models to quantum control, quantum circuit compilation, and quantum system learning using some of the largest quantum computers based on superconducting qubits.
Richard Kueng pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda at the interface between computer science (algorithms & computational complexity), physics (quantum information & quantum technologies) and applied math (convex geometry & high dimensional probability theory). Broadly speaking, he aspires to develop efficient and simple solutions for important algorithmic challenges that also come with rigorous performance guarantees. Concrete examples are efficient subroutines for quantum and classical data processing, as well as (convex) optimization. Applications in optics, wireless communication, the math of voting and electronic design automation are also within his portfolio.
Together with Hsin-Yuan Huang and John Preskill (both at Caltech), Richard Kueng developed the classical shadow formalism – an efficient quantum-to-classical conversion procedure that has made a lasting impact on quantum computing technologies.
Kianna is currently a PhD student at Stanford University and a part-time researcher on Google’s Quantum AI team. She has developed algorithms for a variety of problems, contributing novel techniques for various aspects of quantum simulation, as well as quantum speedups for classical problems. More broadly, she is interested in a range of topics in quantum information, and has worked on quantum metrology, circuit compilation, and fault-tolerant architectures.
Garnet Chan's research lies at the interface of theoretical chemistry, condensed matter physics, and quantum information theory, and is concerned with quantum many-particle phenomena and the numerical methods to simulate them.
Nicolas Delfosse is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft. He is broadly interested in quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation. His current focus in research is on designing practical quantum error correction schemes that meet the constraints of current or near term quantum hardware. He is also excited about new ideas to build low-overhead quantum error correction schemes which could significantly reduce the qubit count and the runtime of large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computer.
Francesco Battistel is Roadmap Leader for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing at Qblox. He works at the intersection of science and technology to enable real-time error decoding and fault-tolerant quantum computing. He’s focused on developing the scalable feedback architecture of the quantum control stack that supports state-of-the-art real-time decoders. He organized a workshop on the topic at IEEE Quantum Week 2022 with 10 invited speakers. Francesco completed his PhD in Barbara Terhal’s group, where he worked on quantum error correction and quantum computing, with a tight collaboration with experimental research on superconducting qubits at Leo DiCarlo’s lab.
Shane Mansfield holds a doctorate in quantum computer science from the University of Oxford, where he was later a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. He went on carry out postdoctoral research at the University of Paris where he was a laureate of the Paris Foundation for Mathematical Sciences, the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, was an invited researcher at the Simons Institute, Berkeley, and held a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship at Sorbonne University.
He joined Quandela in 2020 to launch its theory, software and applications activities and to accompany the company's evolution towards full-stack quantum computing solutions.
Company co-founder and CEO, Carmen carried out her physics training and research at the University of Cambridge (St John’s College) and Imperial College London. Author of multiple high-impact academic papers and inventor of the technology which resulted in the foundation of Nu Quantum, for which she was awarded the 2018 Institute of Physics National Medal. Carmen is a founding member and Director of UKQuantum, the voice of the UK’s quantum industry, and member of the Technical Advisory Group to the UK’ National Quantum Computing Centre. Featured in Forbes magazine as a ‘Rising Star 2021’, WIRED, BBC, and others. Founder and leader of multiple LGBTQ+ and equity initiatives inside and outside academia throughout her career.
Stasja received a B.S. in Computer Science from California Institute of Technology in 2012. Afterwards, she worked in Bristol for a networking startup called Gnodal Ltd. and was part of the engineering team acquired by Cray Inc. For her PhD, she joined the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training at University of Bristol in 2014, investigating boson distinguishability and its effects in linear optics, and she is currently a Quantum Software Researcher at PhaseCraft. She received an award from British Federation of Women Graduates for her research.