Prof. Dr Leandro Aolita

Executive Director

Prof. Aolita is Executive Director of the Quantum Algorithms group. Prior to joining the Technology Innovation Institute, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he still leads a group on Quantum Information and Computation Theory. Among others, he is a grantee of the highly competitive Serrapilheira Institute, in Brazil, and has been a Marie Curie Fellow at the Free University of Berlin and a Juan de la Cierva Fellow at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona. His interests are quantum information and computation theory, with focus on quantum algorithms. He has authored 60 research papers and 3 pop-science articles, filed 2 commercial patents, and given tens of scientific seminars at international events. His PhD thesis (Rio, 2008) was chosen as the “Best Brazilian PhD Thesis in Physics of the Year”.

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