Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech S. L.

Artur Garcia Saez

Artur Garcia-Saez graduated from physics and computer science and holds a PhD from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). He is currently leading the Quantum group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. His research focuses on quantum algorithms and machine learning applied to optimization problems, and to develop large scale simulations of Quantum systems on High Performance Computers. He has previously done research on quantum information and condensed matter at the Institute of Photonic Sciences, at the University of Barcelona, and at the Yang Institute of Theoretical Physics.

He is also a founder and Senior Quantum engineer at Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, a full-stack Quantum computing startup based in Barcelona.

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Marta P. Estarellas

Marta is a Senior Quantum Engineer in the theory and applications team of Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, based in Barcelona. She completed her PhD in Physics at the York Centre for Quantum Technologies (University of York, UK). Her previous background spans different fields, with a BSc in Chemistry, a MSc in Physical-Chemistry, an inter-university European Master’s in Theoretical Quantum Chemistry and Computational Modelling, and she is currently finishing an Engineer’s Degree in Computer Engineering with a focus in Computer Architecture and Networks. She was a postdoc at the Global Research Center for Quantum Information Science at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, where she is now a Visiting Assistant Professor. She is interested and working in the design of superconducting-based quantum computer architectures, the development of adiabatic quantum computing algorithms, applications of NISQ analog-based quantum simulations and the compilation and optimization of quantum algorithms.

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Ana Palacios

Ana is currently doing an industrial PhD with the University of Barcelona in Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, where she is a member of the theory team. Before that, she obtained her MSc in Physics of Complex Systems at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC), with a special emphasis on quantum complex systems and quantum reservoir computing. Her main interests lie within the areas of quantum computation and information, condensed matter, phase transitions and critical phenomena, and she particularly enjoys the richness of their intersection. She currently tackles these issues on a daily basis from the quantum annealing playground, developing theory and designing algorithms within this framework.

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Matthias Werner

Matthias studied physics in Germany at the University of Oldenburg (Bachelor) and at the Free University of Berlin (Master). Before joining Qilimanjaro in Barcelona to pursue an industrial PhD, he worked as a Machine Learning Scientist at dida Datenschmiede in Berlin. His contributions to AVaQus are design and analysis of sorting algorithms for adiabatic quantum computers, as well as a theory for the relation of initial Hamiltonian design and the spectral gap during the adiabatic transition, in particular via the occurrence or absence of 1st order quantum phase transitions between localized quantum states.

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