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Giacomo De Palma

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics

Academic discipline: MAT/07 Mathematical Physics

Curriculum vitae

He is Associate Professor in Mathematical Physics at the University of Bologna since 2021. His research fields are quantum information theory and quantum computing. His research interests are in quantum machine learning and in the application of mathematical methods to the study of quantum algorithms and quantum communication. His current research focuses on the quantum generalization of optimal mass transport and its applications in quantum computing and quantum statistical mechanics.

Education

He got the MSc in Physics cum laude in 2013 from the University of Pisa, the “Diploma di Licenza” in Physics cum laude in 2014 from Scuola Normale Superiore and the PhD in Physics cum laude in 2016 from Scuola Normale Superiore.

Academic career

In 2016, he got a Postdoc at the University of Copenhagen, where in 2018 he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship. He visited MIT (Cambridge MA, USA) as Research Affiliate, and in 2019 he got a Postdoc at MIT. In 2021, he became Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics at Scuola Normale Superiore. Since December 20, 2021, he is Associate Professor in Mathematical Physics at the University of Bologna.

Teaching

He was in charge of courses in quantum information, machine learning and mathematical analysis at Scuola Normale Superiore, and he organized a masterclass on his research fields at the University of Copenhagen. Currently he is professor of quantum computing for the MSc in Mathematics of the University of Bologna.

Scientific activity

He was part of the Villum Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory of the University of Copenhagen, where he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship. Furthermore, he was part of the Quantum Information Science Group of MIT and of the Condensed Matter and Quantum Information Theory group of Scuola Normale Superiore.

He is referee for 20 journals and 6 international conferences, for the ERC Starting Grant and for the Italian Evaluation of the Quality of Research (VQR).

Since 2019, he is member of the International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP).

Institutional activities

Since 2021, he is member of the board of the Italian National PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, he was member of the committee for the admission to the BSc and MSc of Scuola Normale Superiore in 2021 and member of the committee of the Embassy of Italy in Copenhagen for the award of the “Best Italian Researcher in Denmark” prize in 2019.

Awards

2017 – Special Mention at the Fubini Prize for the PhD thesis awarded by INFN

2018 – “Best Italian Researcher in Denmark” prize awarded by the Embassy of Italy in Copenhagen.

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