Principal Investigator: Ernesto F. Galvão

Ernesto Galvão is the leader of the Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, north of Portugal. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Oxford (PhD), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Master’s), and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor’s). He is currently on leave from the Instituto de Física of Fluminense Federal University (Brazil), where he has been faculty since 2006. In his research he studies different quantum computational models to identify and quantify resources capable of achieving a quantum advantage in information processing. He is particularly interested in photonic implementations of quantum computers, with a long track record of experimental/theoretical collaborations investigating light-based quantum information processors. His contributions to the project are on the theory side, especially in WP1, WP2, and WP6.

Team members involved in PHOQUSING:

Ana Filipa Gonçalves de Carvalho, MSc student
Ana Filipa is developing software for the classical simulation of linear optics with Gaussian state inputs (WP1).

Anita Camillini, PhD student
Anita is studying photonic fusion gates and other linear-optical protocols that may be implemented as part of WP7, and has contributed to studies of architectures for manipulation of resource states (WP2).

Carlos Diogo Monteiro Fernandes, PhD student
Carlos is developing high-performance code for the simulation of linear optics with Fock-state inputs (WP1).

Filipa Cavaco Peres, PhD student
Filipa is studying hybrid quantum computation schemes, in particular Pauli-based computation, as possible candidates for implementation in photonic devices (WP7).

Michael de Oliveira, PhD student
Michael is studying non-adaptive measurement-based protocols, with a view to photonic implementations (WP7).

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