Winter 2018 Graduate Ciaran Ryan-Anderson

Congratulations to CQuIC former Graduate Student, Ciaran Ryan-Anderson.  Ciaran defended his dissertation in November 2018. As a Ph.D. graduate student, Ciaran worked with CQuIC Faculty Associate, Andrew Landahl at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).

Ciaran is now working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Swansea University (Swansea, Wales, UK) with the quantum computing group, which is lead by Dr. Markus Müller.  At Swansea University, Ciaran  will continue his work developing quantum error-correcting architectures tailored to specific quantum hardware as well as developing new quantum algorithms for those devices. “I look forward to working on exciting new projects that I will be taking a part of and collaborating with new colleagues in both in academia and industry.” 

Congratulations Travis Scholten!

Congratulations to CQuIC Graduate Student, Travis Scholten. Travis defended his dissertation September 26, 2018 and has joined the ranks of CQuIC graduates applying their skills and knowledge, and sharing what they have learned as a member of CQuIC to other work groups in the quantum science community. We are proud.

As a Ph.D. graduate student, Travis worked with CQuIC Faculty Associate, Robin Blume-Kohout at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).He found the affiliation with SNL useful in determining what his post-PhD plans would be.

Travis is moving to Yorktown Heights, NY to work as a Quantum Computing Solutions Developer at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His time will be split between working with clients to help them explore the use of quantum computing for their businesses and doing research in quantum computing in collaboration with IBM’s research teams. Travis is looking forward to developing applications of near-term quantum information processors, and to deepening his knowledge of the emerging quantum computing industry. “I’m sad to leave behind my friends and colleagues at CQuIC, who were a great source of stimulating ideas and who were a fun group of people to solve problems with.”

NSF EQuIP-RAISE Funds Awarded to CQuIC Faculty Associate Saikat Guha: CQuIC to Collaborate

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $31 million for fundamental quantum research” under its EQuIP-RAISE program “that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution.” One project led by CQuIC’s Faculty Associate, Saikat Guha of the University of Arizona received $750K for the theoretical design and nanophotonic development of continuous-variable all-photonic quantum repeaters for long distance entanglement distribution. Prof. Guha and his co-PIs will collaborate with Dr. Rafael Alexander of CQuIC, on the theoretical portion of this project, specifically on efficient generation and designs of fault-tolerant non-Gaussian optical cluster states for quantum error correction against photon losses, to mimic the effect of quantum memories in a traditional repeater design.