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As the idea of a Quantum Internet draws nearer to reality, protocols must be developed to enable users to reap as many of the potential benefits of this new technology as possible. A fundamental challenge in quantum networking is long-distance entanglement distribution — to actualize such a task with near-term quantum devices of limited functionality, special care is needed to ensure that quantum-equipped users have entanglement of sufficiently high quality at their disposal.

One focus of the group is thus to develop efficient entanglement distribution algorithms, often inspired both by analytical models of quantum network architectures, as well as techniques found in classical networking literature. In general, the group is interested in addressing the many challenges pertaining to distributed quantum systems, as well as seeking new quantum-enabled possibilities and applications.

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Gayane is an Assistant Professor at QuTech and the EEMCS Quantum Computer Science (QCS) subdivision, TU Delft, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Previously, she was a postdoc researcher at TU Delft, where she worked with Prof. Stephanie Wehner. She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she worked in systems and networking. Her advisor was Prof. Don Towsley. Currently, her research interests are focused on the modelling and performance analysis of distributed quantum systems. Gayane received her Master of Science in 2017 from UMass Amherst. She interned at Inria in Sophia Antipolis, France in Summer 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. Previously, she has worked at the Argonne National Laboratory and the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Gayane’s full CV can be found here.

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