PLENARY SPEAKERS

Prof. Antonio Acin

Prof. Antonio Acin

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain

Antonio Acín is an ICREA Research Professor at ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences. He has a degree in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He got his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2001 from the UB. After a post-doctoral stay in Geneva, he joined ICFO in 2003. At ICFO, Acín leads the Quantum Information Theory group. The group activities focus on quantum information theory and quantum communication, with an emphasis on quantum cryptography, but also cover other fields such as quantum optics, many-body physics, quantum thermodynamics, of the foundations of quantum physics. His research has been awarded with 4 grants from the European Research Council: 1 Starting, 1 Proof of Concept, 1 Consolidator and 1 Advanced Grant, the latter starting in 2020. He also received an AXA Chair in Quantum Information Science in 2016.

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Prof. Richard Kueng

Prof. Richard Kueng

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU Linz), Austria

Richard Kueng is (full) Professor for Computing Technologies at JKU Linz, Austria. He and his team pursue 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). 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. In 2023, he received both a START award of the Austrian Science Fund and an ERC Starting Grant for the project q-shadows: scalable quantum-to-classical converters.

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Prof. Mete Atature

Prof. Mete Atature

University of Cambridge, UK

Mete Atatüre is a Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge and the Head of the Cavendish Laboratory. He completed his PhD at Boston University Quantum Imaging Laboratory on multi-parameter entanglement and then joined ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral fellow on quantum photonics. In 2007 he moved to Cambridge to start his research group. His research efforts straddle multiple material platforms to develop spin-photon interfaces for quantum networks and quantum sensing applications. His research has been awarded with 4 grants from the European Research Council: 1 Starting, 1 Proof of Concept, 1 Consolidator and 1 Advanced Grant, the latter starting in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, Academia Europaea, and the Turkish Science Academy. He is also the recipient of the 2020 IoP Thomas Young Medal for his contributions to quantum optics.

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Prof. Stacey Jeffery

Prof. Stacey Jeffery

CWI andQuSoft (Amsterdam)

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