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 an MSc 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 acquire and operate a quantum computer at the BSC-CNS.

I have 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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Alba Cervera-Lierta is a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. She earned her PhD in 2019 at the University of Barcelona, where she studied physics and an MSc in particle physics. After her PhD, she moved to the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow at the Alán Aspuru-Guizik group. She works on near-term quantum algorithms and their applications, high-dimensional quantum computation, and artificial intelligence strategies in quantum physics. Since October 2021, she is the coordinator of the Quantum Spain project, an initiative to boost the quantum computing ecosystem that will acquire and operate a quantum computer at the BSC-CNS.

Interests

Quantum computing

Near-term quantum algorithms

High-dimensional quantum computation

Artificial intelligence

Machine learning

Education

PhD in Physics, 2019

Universitat de Barcelona

MS in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, 2015