About me

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Computing Imperial College London. My research area is quantum information theory, with a focus on quantum Shannon theory and quantum cryptography. I am interested in connections to mathematical physics, most importantly through the fields of matrix analysis and (non-commutative) optimization theory.

Previously, I was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter California Institute of Technology, where I worked with John Preskill and Fernando Brandão. I obtained my PhD degree from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Matthias Christandl.


  • I am looking for PhD students interested in quantum cryptography and quantum information theory to work with me at the Department of Computing. All the details of the call can be found here. Please apply on the departmental homepage before March 19 2018.
  • Another PhD position is available through the Quantum Systems Engineering Skills and Training Hub for working on quantum programming. Please find all information about the PhD program here and get in contact with me in case you are interested. The anticipated start date is in October 2018.