Erika Andersson joined Heriot-Watt in October 2007 as a Lecturer in Physics. She obtained her PhD in 2000 from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She then held a Marie Curie Fellowship in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, followed by a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in the same department. She is now a Professor at Heriot-Watt University.
Dr Guha is a Lead Scientist with the Quantum Information Processing (QuIP) group at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, MA. He received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in May 2002, and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004 and 2008 respectively, with theses on quantum information theory for optical channels. His research interests include investigating fundamental quantum limits on optics-based information processing with applications to communications, imaging and computation, with specific attention to structured realizations of optical systems that can approach those performance limits. He is also interested in network science and network communication theory, and is particularly fascinated by percolation theory.
Thomas Jennewein completed his PhD thesis in 2002 at the University of Vienna, focusing on Quantum Communication and Teleportation Experiments with Entangled Photon Pairs.
In March 2009 Thomas joined the University of Waterloo as an Associate Professor with the Physics Department and became a member of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
Dr Leverrier is a researcher in quantum information theory at INRIA Rocquencourt in the team SECRET.
He obtained a PhD from Telecom ParisTech in 2009 under the direction of Gilles Zémor and Philippe Grangier. He did a postdoc at ICFO in the group of Antonio Acín in 2010-2011 and spent one year at ETH Zürich in the group of Renato Renner.
Norbert Lütkenhaus studied at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen) and the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich, from which he graduated with a thesis in general relativity.
Returning to academia in 2001, he built up and lead an Emmy-Noether Research Group at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, during which time he did his habiliation (2004).
Currently he is a Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and in the Physics department at the University of Waterloo and runs the Optical Quantum Communication Theory Group
Vadim Makarov is a Research Assistant Professor at IQC running the Quantum Hacking Lab in Waterloo, Canada.
Ph.D. in physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, in 1995. He is professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Founding member of the Specialized Group in Quantum Information and Computing of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and of the Quantum Industry Specification Group, European Telecommunications Standards Institute. He is currently promoting the UPM Research Center for Computational Simulations. Previously he was Director at the Madrid Supercomputing and Visualization Center.
Dr Bill Munro graduated in 1989 with a BSc in Chemistry and Physics (Waikato, New Zealand), followed by an MSc in Physics (Waikato) in 1991 and a DpPhil in Quantum Optics (Waikato) in 1994. He moved to the computer industry in early 1995 where he worked on various projects. In July 1997 he accepted an Australian Research Council Fellowship at the Department of Physics in the University of Queensland, Australia. During this fellowship he investigated multiparticle tests of quantum mechanics and developed an interest in entanglement, methods to characterize it and its practical use in QIP. In 2000 he became a senior researcher in the Australian Special Centre for Quantum Information Processing). In November 2000 Bill joined HP Labs as a research scientist and was instrumental in HP’s development of quantum enabled technologies. In early 2010 he moved to Japan and joined NTT BRL as a research specialist. This was followed in 2014 by being promoted to senior research scientist and became BRL’s first foreign group leader. He currently runs the theoretical quantum physics research group.
Gerhard Rempe (born April 22, 1956 in Bottrop/Westphalia) is a German physicist, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Munich. He has performed pioneering experiments in atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics and quantum information processing.