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Texas A & M University, USA

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Director, IISER Kolkata, India

University of Oxford, UK

Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Griffith University, Australia

Chubu University, Japan

Riken, Japan; and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

University of Gdańsk, Poland

Harish Chandra Research Institute, Prayagraj, India

IISC Bangalore, India

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Imperial College London , U.K.

Bose Institute, Kolkata, India

University of Pavia, Italy

Australian National University , Australia

University College London, U.K.

SNBCBS, Kolkata, India

The City College of New York, USA

Indian Statistical Institute, India

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Nagoya University, Japan

Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore, India

IIT Madras, India

Jaypee Inst. Inf. Tech. Noida, India

University of Messina, Italy

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

IMSC Chennai, India

IIT Kharagapur, India

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bennett University, India

IISER Mohali, India

IIT Patna, India

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

TIFR Mumbai, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

IIT Madras, India

Bangalore University, India

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

PPISR, India

Bharathidasan University, India

Ex-faculty - Institute of Physics, India

IISC Bangalore, India

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Banaras Hindu University, India

VISVA-BHARATI University, India

University of Gdańsk, Poland

IMSc Chennai, India

American University of Sharjah, USA

IISER Kolkata, India

Jamia Millia Islamia University, India

IISER Kolkata, India

University of Calcutta, India

Universite De Sherbrooke, Canada

IISER Pune, India

Emeritus Distinguished Scientist

IISC Bangalore, India

RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC), Japan

IISER Kolkata, India

University of Hyderabad, India

Banaras Hindu University, India

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

National Institute of Technology Patna, India

University of Pune, India

IISER Berhampur, India

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

IISER Mohali, India

Dr. Swarnamala Sirsi

University of Mysore, India

TU Wien , Atominstitut - Institute of Atomic & Subatomic Physics

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

IISER Kolkata, India

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

NISER, India

Bennett University, India

IISER Mohali, India

IIT Gandhinagar, India

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Quantum Security Specialist, QNu Labs

University of Hyderabad, India

IIT Delhi, India

RRI Bangalaore, India

IIT Kharagpur, India

IISER Mohali, India

IACS, Kolkata, India

IACS, Kolkata, India

Shiv Nader University, India

Jagiellonian University, Poland

Freie Universitet Berlin

DAV University

IIT Kanpur, India

IIIT Vadodara, India

Naresuan University

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

PQM- Lab, IUCAA, India

IMSC Chennai, India

University of California, Berkeley , USA

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Instituto de Ciencias Físicas

Visva-Bharati University, India

IISER Kolkata, India

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

IIT Madras, Chennai, India

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

IIT Delhi, India

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL VICTOR BERRY, FRS, Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus), University of Bristol

Special Colloquium - 8th July 2021

Title: Geometric Phases: Old and New

Dr. B. Sharmila

I did my MSc Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and pursued my doctoral research also at IITM under the guidance of Prof. S. Lakshmibala. My doctoral thesis, titled 'Signatures of nonclassical effects in tomograms', is on estimating nonclassical effects such as revivals, squeezing and bipartite entanglement, directly from tomograms, circumventing detailed state reconstruction. A significant outcome of my work is the identification of useful and reliable tomographic entanglement indicators in generic quantum systems including systems that were investigated in recent experiments pertaining to NMR spectroscopy and biphoton frequency combs. I will be joining Prof. Animesh Datta's group at the University of Warwick as a post-doc shortly.

Dr. Dintomon Joy

Dintomon Joy is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Physics department at IISER Tirupati. After completing his master's in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai, he joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala. There he completed his Ph.D. in quantum communication and quantum cryptography. His current research interests are in the area of quantum and classical simulation of quantum mechanical systems. His hobbies are reading books and learning new skills.

Dr. Aradhya Kumar Shukla

Aradhya Shukla has completed his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He did his first post-doc from IISER Kolkata, India during 2015-2017 then for the second post-doc, he joined Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China in 2018. Currently, he is working as a senior research associate at IISER Kolkata, India. His research interests are gauge and gravity theories, chiral anomaly and chiral kinetic theory, Supersymmetry and PT-symmetry.

Dr. Neetik Mukherjee

Dr. Neetik Mukherjee has joined as CSIR NET-JRF at University of Calcutta in 2008. He completed his PhD n theoretical chemistry from there. Later he pursued his post-doctoral research in IISER Kolkata. He received SERB NPDF in 2016. Presently he is a CSIR Pool Scientist at IISER Kolkata. His primary research interest is to develop appropriate methods to investigate the static and dynamic properties of confined quantum-chemical systems. To this end his aim is to apply Quantum information theory in explaining the physico-chemical properties of confined atomic and molecular systems. He has published more than twenty five research papers and book chapters in reputed journals. He has been serving as a reviewer in several renowned journals.

Dr. Shreya Banerjee

Shreya Banerjee has recently finished her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata in 2021. During her Ph. D., she has explored several avenues of theoretical quantum information and computation. She is a reviewer of the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, IOP Science, and the Quantum Information Processing, Springer Science. During her career, she has received fellowships from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India, and the prestigious Inspire fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India.

Dr. Namitha C.V.

Namitha C V has finished her Ph. D from Pondicherry Central University in 2019. Currently, she is working as a research consultant in Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. Her area of research includes theoretical aspects of quantum information processing, quantum correlations, dynamics of open quantum systems etc. During her carrier, she has received the prestigious Inspire Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.

Anant V. Varma

Anant Vijay Varma was born in Rajasthan, India in 1992. He received his B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in the field of Nanotechnology from the Center for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan in 2016. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata. His thesis work is dedicated to the study of extreme temporal correlations in non-Hermitian dynamics and their relation with Leggett-Garg type inequalities. Additionally, he is also working on possibilities of simulating non-Hermitian dynamics for realistic many-body systems by employing quantum measurement followed by post-selection.

Soumya Das

Soumya Das is a Ph.D. student at the Cryptology and Security Research Unit under the supervision of Dr. Goutam Paul, from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and communication engineering from Techno India college and M.Tech degree in Communication engineering and signal processing from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science And Technology (IIEST), Shibpur. His research interest is Quantum computation and Quantum Information.

Evening Session & Tutorials

Bikash Kumar Behera

Bikash K. Behera is continuing his Ph.d. at IISER Kolkata. During his Ph.D., he explored many areas in the field of quantum computation and quantum information, for example, quantum simulation, quantum communication, quantum machine learning, quantum cryptography, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms etc. He is a reviewer for the journal quantum information processing, IET quantum communication, and nature journals. He was selected for the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship.

Gargi Tyagi

I have completed my master's in Applied Physics (Silver Medalist) from Amity University, Noida. I did my master thesis from IISER Kolkata and worked as a project assistant in the field of Quantum Optics. Currently, I am working with Dr. Johannes Borregaard in the field of Quantum Optics.

Ashutosh Goswami

Ashutosh Goswami was born in Varanasi, India, in 1994. He received a Bachelor's degree from BHU, Varanasi, in 2014, with a Physics major, and a master's degree in Physics from IISER, Kolkata, in 2017. His master's thesis was in the field of quantum information and quantum computing. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at the University of Grenoble, France, working on a thesis dedicated to quantum error correction codes, particularly on a family of codes known as quantum polar codes.

Abhinash Kumar Roy

Abhinash Kumar Roy is a final year BS-MS student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. He is interested in the field of Relativistic quantum information, Quantum computation and Quantum optics. He has worked on quantum gravity, geometric quantification of quantum entanglement and its application to complementarity in optics.

Nitish Kumar Chandra

Nitish Kumar Chandra is a final year BS-MS student in Physics from IISER Kolkata. He is working in the field of quantum information and computation particularly, in the characterization and quantification aspect of quantum correlations. He has received the prestigious Inspire Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India.

Debasish Parida

Debasish Parida is a final year BS-MS student from Department of Physical Sciences at IISER, Kolkata. He is doing his Master's Thesis in the Molecular Dynamics Lab at IISER, Kolkata. He is interested in atomic and molecular physics, quantum chemistry and quantum computation and information. He is currently working on the calculation of molecular spectra for different molecules.

Uday Singla

Uday Singla is a second year student pursuing a dual degree in B.E. Computer Science and M.Sc. Physics at BITS Pilani. He is interested in quantum computation, quantum information and quantum materials. He is currently working on simulating molecules on a quantum computer.

Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi (Convener- QIQT-2021)

Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi completed his doctoral work in 1988 at the University of Rochester. After Post-doctoral stints in U.S.A and Canada, he joined the School of Physics, University at Hyderabad in 1993. Subsequently, he moved to the Physical Research laboratory, where he headed the division of Quantum Optics and Quantum computation till 2007. Since then he has been a Professor of Physics at Indian institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. Prof. Panigrahi’s current research interests lie in the areas of Nonlinear dynamics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Computation and Large-scale data analysis involving wavelet Transform and tools of Artificial Intelligence.

He has applied many body tools to physical problems and in that process he has shown an exact equivalence of the Calogero-Sutherland model with free oscillators. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad and the Gujarat Academy of Sciences. He has reviewed research projects for Austrian Academy of Sciences, Swiss National Science Foundation and other international projects in the area of quantum information and computation. He has been a reviewer for many prestigious journals and has 300 research publications to his credit.

Industrial initiatives of Quantum technologies (IBM Quantum)

Zlatko Minev, PhD

Introduction to Hardware

Zlatko Minev is a research scientist at IBM Quantum with an applied experimental and theoretical background, focused on quantum computing and fundamental physics. He studies the fundamental nature of quantum predictability and randomness, scalable hardware architectures for quantum computers, electromagnetic and Hamiltonian design of superconducting quantum circuits. In addition, he leads a quantum computing design and software team, which is now known as Qiskit Metal. Zlatko is also the founder of a multi-university science-outreach organization, Open Labs, to inspire underrepresented students to pursue careers in the sciences.

Dr. Minev received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University, working in the Devoret Quantum Lab and his B.A. in Physics is from UC Berkeley with Irfan Siddiqi's Quantum Nano-Electronics Lab.

Thomas G. McConkey, PhD

Qiskit Metal Tutorial

Thomas McConkey is a microwave design engineer at IBM Quantum. He studies extensible architectures from superconducting quantum computing. Dr. McConkey received his BEng in Electrical Engineering from University of Ontario Institute of Technology and his PhD from University of Waterloo in Quantum Computing.

Nathan Earnest - Noble, PhD

Introduction to Qiskit Pulse + Tutorial

Nathan (Nate) Earnest-Noble is a Quantum Computing Applications Researcher for IBM Quantum at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He received B.S.'s in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. During his graduate studies he worked on designing potential next-generation superconducting qubits that are inherently protected from environmental noise, such as the heavy fluxonium or 0-pi qubits, supported in part by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Since joining IBM Quantum in 2019, he has worked on developing quantum algorithms for near term applications, collaborated with quantum computing startups on several research projects, and designed and taught courses on near-term quantum algorithms. In his spare time, he enjoys macro photography and going on hikes with his energetic Australian Cattle Dog Jasper.​

Jay M. Gambetta, PhD

Future of Quantum Computing

Dr. Jay Gambetta is the Vice President in charge of IBM’s overall Quantum initiative.

He was named as an IBM Fellow in 2018 for his scientific work on superconducting qubits, quantum validation techniques, implementation of quantum codes, improved gates and coherence, and near-term applications of quantum computing—in addition to establishing IBM’s quantum strategy.

Under his leadership, the IBM Quantum team has made a series of major breakthroughs in the quantum industry: starting with launching the IBM Quantum Experience – the world-first cloud-based quantum computing platform for users to access real quantum computers, the IBM Quantum team released Qiskit – an open source software development kit for developing quantum programs, and deployed the IBM Quantum System One, a family of quantum processors for clients that now includes the 27 qubit Falcon and 65 qubit Hummingbird quantum processors. IBM Quantum continues to expand in the market by providing 38 quantum systems opened for service over the cloud from anywhere in the world, building the foundations of the quantum industry with a community of partners advancing quantum science and applications via the IBM Quantum Network.

Dr. Gambetta received his Ph.D. in Physics from Griffith University in Australia. In 2014, he was named as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has over 130 publications in the field of quantum information science with over 23000 citations.

Mr. Rana Pratap Sircar, Ericsson Research

Rana Pratap Sircar is Research Leader in Ericsson Research and responsible for driving Research around Cloud Stack Optimization and is also the Program manager for Quantum Program. His career spans 25+ years R&D, Systems integration, and research management. His research interests are around Edge computing, Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems & Quantum technologies. He has been Guest Faculty for Cyber Physical Systems at IIT Delhi. He is Masters in Optoelectronics and Optical Communications from IIT Delhi as well as a Masters in Physics from IIT Delhi.

Dr. M. Girish Chandra, TCS Research

M. Girish Chandra received the BE degree in Electronics from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bengaluru, the MTech in Communication Systems and High frequency Technology from IIT Madras, and the PhD (and subsequently the DIC) as a Commonwealth Scholar in Digital Communication from Imperial College London. He is presently a Principal Scientist with the TCS Research, India. His interests are in the broad areas of signal processing and communications, including graph signal processing, compressive sensing and sparse signal processing, source separation, error control coding, channel equalization, geolocation, cognitive radio and networks, cross-layer design, adaptive and multimedia signal processing as well as signal processing and machine learning for large (big) data. Quite recently, he is looking into Quantum Algorithms for NISQ and Beyond. More details are available in the following:



Mr. RAbhishek Chopra

Abhishek Chopra is the Founder and CEO at BosonQ Psi. At BQP, he focuses on envisioning the goal and working towards fulfilling the company's vision and mission by focusing on the holistic growth of each aspect of the startup from business, marketing, to the technical side. He manages the Quantum computing team. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) pursuing Aerospace Engineering and with research focusing on developing high-fidelity and parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code with application in eVTOLs, wind turbines, and rotorcrafts. He finished his Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University in 2019. He has been honored with AIAA GNC Travel Award and Purdue SURF fellowship. In the Quantum domain, he has been invited as a keynote speaker in ASSOCHAM's Quantum Technology Conclave 2021.