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 Information" at Information Communication Technology School.

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

Research interests

-) Quantum Information and computation;

-) Hybrid quantum-classical algorithms;

-) Optimization;

-) Quantum machine learning;

-) Quantum communication and cryptography;

-) Quantum logic;

-) Information geometry.

Research work

Main results:

-) Characterization of states and observables within geometric Hamiltonian formulation of quantum mechanics with applications to quantum information;

-) Geometric description of quantum mutual information;

-) Novel quantum cryptographic protocols based on open-loop control schemes and two-way transmission of entangled states;

-) Quantization prescription of a fuzzy logic deforming the product t-norm; 

-) Definition of a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm for quantum annealers;

-) A hybrid procedure for learning "problem Hamiltonians" in adiabatic quantum computing.

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)

International Quantum Structures Associations (IQSA)

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.

On-line, July 2021. Conference Information Engines at the Frontiers of Nanoscale Thermodynamics organized by Telluride Science Research Center and University of California, Davis

On-line, Nov 2020. SPIE quantum computing workshop Photonics as a key enabling technology

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).