Education

2014. PhD in Mathematics at University of Trento.

2011. Master Degree in Physics at University of Trento (110/110 cum laude).

Academic career and teaching activities

Current position: Assistant Professor. Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento.

Past positions (2015-2019): Postdoc at University of Trento, dept. of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics group. P.I. of the project "Research and Development of quantum algortihms and quantum cryptographic protocols" (2017-2019).

Lecturing: PhD course "Foundations of Quantum Information and Quantum Cryptography" at Doctoral School in Mathematics.

PhD course "Introduction to Quantum Infomrmation" at Information Communication Technology School.

Teaching assistant of courses in Geometry, Mathematical Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science.

Research interests

Main scientific interests: Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Computing, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Control, mathematical foundations of physical theories, geometric formulations of Quantum Mechanics on complex projective spaces, logical foundations of Quantum Mechanics, C*-algebraic formulation of Quantum Mechanics.

 

Research work

Some of my results concern geometric Hamiltonian formulation of Quantum Mechanics, geometric approach to quantum controllability in terms of Killing vector fields on projective spaces and new quantum cryptographic protocols based on open-loop control schemes and two-way transmission of entangled states.

My recent results concern a geometric description of quantum mutual information and the definition of a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm to solve optimization problems with a quantum annealer by means of a learning mechanism of the problem representation into the quantum architecture.  

I currently work on hybrid quantum-classical algorithms for adiabatic quantum machines and on efficient representations of large amount of classical data into quantum hardware. Moreover I study new QKD schemes employing intraparticle entangled states. 

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA)

International group Local Quantum Physics Crossroads (LQP2)

Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INdAM)

Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica (GNFM)

Awards and honours

2017. Grant of Fondazione Caritro for the project "Research and development of quantum algorithms and quantum cryptographic protocols"

2016. Award for "Best PhD Thesis in Mathematics at University of Trento a.y. 2013/2014".

Conferences and lectures

Following list is not exhaustive.

Bologna, December 2019. Workshop "Quantum Computing and High Performance Computing" at CINECA.

Grenoble, February 2019. European Quantum Technology Conference. 

Heidelberg, March 2018. Workshop "Beyond Digital Computing".

Bologna, November 2017. Workshop "Geometry and Physics".

Bremen, March 2017. DPG Spring Meeting.

Munich, June 2016. Guest at Dept. of Mathematics, Technical University.

Brixen, February 2016. Workshop "Mathematical Challenges in Quantum Mechanics".

Zaragoza, September 2015. XXIV International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics.

Rome, October 2014. Guest at Dept. of Mathematics, Roma3.

Granada, September 2014. XXIII International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics.

Bari, June/July 2014. Workshop "Quantum Mechanics and applications".

Vienna, May 2014. Workshop "Algebraic Quantum Field Theory: Its status and its future".

Napoli, Jannuary 2014. Guest at Dept. of Physics, Federico II.

Jena, February 2013. Meeting of German Physical Society.

Hamburg, April 2012. Guest at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron).