Biography

I am a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto (Matterlab group). I have a PhD in quantum computation and quantum information. I’m currently working on quantum algorithms, but I have also worked on Bell Inequalities, multipartite entanglement and entanglement in fundamental interactions.

Besides fundamental physics, I have a great interest in quantum technologies, education and public outreach activities. I’ve given several popular science talks and seminars. I appeared in some newspapers and participated in radio programs, mostly to explain what quantum computational scientists are doing.

Interests

  • Quantum computing
  • Multipartite entanglement
  • Particle physics
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • PhD in Physics, 2019

    Universitat de Barcelona

  • MS in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, 2015

    Universitat de Barcelona

  • BS in Physics, 2014

    Universitat de Barcelona

Experience

Research

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral fellow

Alan Aspuru-Guzik group, University of Toronto

Sep 2019 – Present Toronto, ON
Quantum Computing subgroup: Near-term applications of quantum computing, Quantum Machine Learning, Variational quantum algorithms.
 
 
 
 
 

Techinical Researcher

Quantic group, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Jun 2017 – Jun 2019 Barcelona, Spain
Research areas: quantum computing, multipartite entanglement.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

Instituto de Fisica Teórica (CSIC)

Feb 2017 – Mar 2017 Madrid, Spain
Research areas: particle physics.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

University of Oxford

Jan 2016 – May 2016 Oxford, UK
Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics.
 
 
 
 
 

Specialized Technician

Universitat de Barcelona

Feb 2014 – Sep 2014 Barcelona, Spain
Project: “Entanglement, tensor networks and cold gases”

Experience

Teaching

 
 
 
 
 

Bojos per la Supercomputació

Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

April 2019 – May 2019 Barcelona, Spain
Quantum Computing module content creator and teacher.
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

September 2017 – August 2019 Barcelona, Spain
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

Universitat de Barcelona

September 2016 – August 2017 Barcelona, Spain

Awards and Honors

Excellent Cum Laude PhD

Teach Me QISKit award

Best interactive self-paced tutorial that explains a specific focus topic in quantum computing using Qiskit and the IBM Q Experience.
See certificate

Recent Publications

Data re-uploading for a universal quantum classifier

A single qubit provides sufficient computational capabilities to construct a universal quantum classifier when assisted with a …

Quantum circuits for maximally entangled states

We design a series of quantum circuits that generate absolute maximally entangled (AME) states to benchmark a quantum computer. A …

Maximal Entanglement: Applications in Quantum Information and Particle Physics

In this PhD thesis, several aspects regarding maximal entanglement are analyzed. In the first chapter, Bell Inequalities are analyzed …

Recent Talks

Maximal Entanglement in Quantum Computation

Entanglement is a quantum phenomenon that occurs when two or more quantum systems cannot be described independently from the others. …

Maximal Entanglement. Applications to Quantum Computation and Particle Physics

In this talk, several aspects regarding maximal entanglement are analyzed. First, I analyze how maximal entanglement is generated at …

Maximal Entanglement in High Energy Physics

In this talk I analyze how maximal entanglement is generated at the fundamental level in QED by studying correlations between helicity …

Media

Interviews

Interviews in regional and national newspapers.

Radio

Radio podcasts with interviews and discussions about science.

Videos

Talks, youtube interviews and interviews in TV.

Posts

Computación cuántica en la nube

Los avances tanto a nivel teórico como experimental auguran un gran futuro para la computación cuántica. En un afán de acelerar el progreso, los desarrolladores de ordenadores cuánticos han puesto sus infraestructuras a disposición del público.

How I became a quantum computation scientist

My first steps in quantum computing.

Quantum Computation: playing the quantum symphony

Popular science summary about the basics of quantum computing.