Please join us in welcoming Sayonee Ray as a CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellow. Sayonee comes to us from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, where she recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Subroto Mukerjee. Sayonee’s PhD research employed techniques like bosonization and renormalization-group analysis and was focused on topology and quantum phases of low-dimensional fermionic systems. In preparation for her work at CQuIC, Sayonee began studying symmetry-protected topological order for entanglement-based quantum computation and tensor-network renormalization. Sayonee started at CQuIC on October 1, 2017, and is eager to participate in all aspects of quantum information research at CQuIC. She is looking forward to experiencing the Balloon Fiesta for the first time, to traveling widely in the US and to exploring different forms of dance practiced in New Mexico.