About me

I’m a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS). I earned my PhD in quantum computation and quantum information at the Universitat de Barcelona, where I also studied a MS in Particle Physics. After my PhD, I moved to the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow at the Alán Aspuru-Guzik group. Two years later, I moved back to my hometown, Barcelona, as a Senior Researcher at Quantic group. Since October 2021, I am the coordinator of the Quantum Spain project, an initiative to boost the Spanish quantum computing ecosystem that will build a quantum computer at the BSC-CNS.

I’ve a great interest in quantum technologies in general and quantum computation in particular. I worked on quantum information foundations, multipartite entanglement, and particle physics. Now I’m focused on discerning near-term opportunities of quantum computation and the synergies between quantum physics and artificial intelligence. I’m currently working on Noisy-Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) algorithms and high-dimensional quantum computation.

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Interests

  • Quantum computing
  • Near-term quantum algorithms
  • High-dimensional quantum computation
  • Logic artificial intelligence
  • 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

 
 
 
 
 
Quantic group, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Senior Researcher
Quantic group, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Oct 2021 – Present Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
Alan Aspuru-Guzik group, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral fellow
Sep 2019 – Oct 2021 Toronto, ON
 
 
 
 
 
Quantic group, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Techinical Researcher
Quantic group, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Jun 2017 – Jun 2019 Barcelona, Spain
 
 
 
 
 
Universitat de Barcelona
Specialized Technician
Universitat de Barcelona
Feb 2014 – Sep 2014 Barcelona, Spain

Experience

Coordinator

 
 
 
 
 
Quantum Spain project coordinator
Red Española de Supercomputación
Oct 2021 – Present Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
Quantum Research Seminar Toronto
Mar 2020 – Nov 2021 Toronto, Canada

Experience

Visitor

 
 
 
 
 
National University of Singapore
Center of Quantum Technologies
National University of Singapore
May 2017 – Jun 2017 Singapore
 
 
 
 
 
IFT-CSIC
Instituto de Fisica Teórica
IFT-CSIC
Feb 2017 – Mar 2017 Madrid, Spain
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Grupo de investigación en Información y Computación Cuántica
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Sep 2016 – Sep 2016 Madrid, Spain
 
 
 
 
 
University of Oxford
Rudolph Pierls Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Oxford
Jan 2016 – May 2016 Oxford, UK

Experience

Teaching

 
 
 
 
 
Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera
Bojos per la Supercomputació
April 2019 – May 2019 Barcelona, Spain
 
 
 
 
 
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Teacher Assistant
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
September 2017 – August 2019 Barcelona, Spain
 
 
 
 
 
Universitat de Barcelona
Teacher Assistant
Universitat de Barcelona
September 2016 – August 2017 Barcelona, Spain

Awards and Honors

IBM
IBM Pulse access award
Excellent Cum Laude PhD

Recent Publications and Preprints

Toward Reliability in the NISQ Era: Robust Interval Guarantee for Quantum Measurements on Approximate States

Quantum computation in noisy, near-term implementations holds promise across multiple domains ranging from chemistry and many-body …

Design of quantum optical experiments with logic artificial intelligence

Logic artificial intelligence (AI) is a subfield of AI where variables can take two defined arguments, True or False, and are arranged …

Learning Interpretable Representations of Entanglement in Quantum Optics Experiments using Deep Generative Models

Quantum physics experiments produce interesting phenomena such as interference or entanglement, which is a core property of numerous …

Meta-Variational Quantum Eigensolver (Meta-VQE): Learning energy profiles of parameterized Hamiltonians for quantum simulation

We present the meta-variational quantum eigensolver (VQE), an algorithm capable of learning the ground-state energy profile of a …

Recent Talks

The Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computing Era

Introduction to NISQ computing and their applications.

Variational Quantum Computing

Introduction to NISQ computing and Variational Quantum Algorithms and their applications.

Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum algorithms

A universal fault-tolerant quantum computer that can solve efficiently problems such as integer factorization and unstructured database …

Media

Interviews

Interviews in regional and national newspapers.

Radio and podcast

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.