Research

I am currently interested in application of novel machine learning tools and condensed matter insights in quantum information. Recently we finished “Hamiltonian Learning for Quantum Error Correction”, where we combine two challenges important for further scaling of quantum devices: error correction and device verification. We introduced a new scalable approach to quantum error correction implemented on Hamiltonian level. The paper is published open access here and the code is available on GIT. We also made unsupervised algorithm that helps to determine presence of topological order from experimentally accessible data arXiv:1910.10124 (all code here).

I also work with experimental groups at ETH to automatise search for 2D materials samples as well as tuning of quantum devices. Recently, we developed machine learning driven method to automatically collect suitable hBN samples arXiv:1911.00066 (short live demo here). We also made auto-tuner that find specific charge states of double-quantum dots from small amounts of coarse grained measurements (arXiv:1912.02777).

My quantum optics research is mainly about using quantum measurement theory and machine learning techniques to formulate new ways for quantum parameter estimation.  We implemented these ideas for quantum dots: arXiv:1708.06680 and arXiv:1711.05238 as well as for superconducting qubits: arXiv:1608.01814.

On quantum information side, we have proven general theorem about which fermionic Gaussian channels are degradable, i.e. their capacity can be calculated really easily in arXiv:1604.01954.

 

Reading

I love books, I read a lot of fiction and sci-fi, but I also enjoy memoirs and graphic novels. Here I make lists of what I read each year. At the end of each year I write an overview of my favourite books, and, for the very best ones, there are “Book Everyone Should Read” posts on my Blog.

2020

  1. S. A. Chakraborty: The City of Brass
  2. Ernest Cline: Ready Player One
  3. S. A. Chakraborty: The Kingdom of Copper
  4. Annalee Newitz: The Future of Another Timeline
  5. Jia Tolentino: Trick Mirror
  6. R. F. Kuang: The Poppy War
  7. Kiley Reid: Such a Fun Age
  8. R. F. Kuang: The Dragon Republic
  9. Jenny Lee: Anna K
  10. Martha Wells: Artificial Condition
  11. Martha Wells: Rogue Protocol
  12. John Scalzi: The Last Emperox
  13. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking
  14. Aliette de Bodard: The Tea Master and the Detective
  15. S. L. Huang: Zero Sum Game
  16. Martha Wells: Exit Strategy
  17. S. L. Huang: Null Set
  18. S. L. Huang: Critical Point

2019

  1. Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
  2. Lisa Halliday: Asymmetry
  3. Mary Robinette Kowal: The Calculating Stars
  4. Mary Robinette Kowal: The Fated Sky
  5. Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World
  6. Paula McLain: A Mind of Her Own
  7. Arkady Martine: A Memory Called Empire
  8. Sy Montgomery: How to Be a Good Creature
  9. Louisa Hall: Trinity
  10. Becky Chambers: A Closed and Common Orbit
  11. Jane Yolen: Finding Baba Yaga
  12. Seanan McGuire: Every Heart a Doorway
  13. Victoria Schwab: This Savage Song
  14. Simon Rich: Miracle Workers
  15. Madhuri Shekar: Evil Eye
  16. Alissa Nutting: Tampa
  17. Martha Wells: All Systems Red
  18. Rob Dircks: Where the Hell is Tesla?
  19. Becky Chambers: Record of a Spaceborn Few
  20. Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman: Good Omens
  21. Sandhya Menon: When Dimple Met Rishi
  22. N. K. Jemisin: The Obelisk Gate
  23. Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein
  24. Nnedi Okorafor: LaGuardia
  25. Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone: This is How You Lose the Time War
  26. Kamila Shamsie: Home Fire
  27. N. K. Jemisin: The Stone Sky
  28. John Scalzi: Lock In
  29. N. K. Jemisin: Emergency Skin
  30. Veronica Roth: Ark
  31. Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey: She Said
  32. Ronan Farrow: Catch and Kill
  33. John Scalzi: Head On
  34. Amor Towles: You Have Arrived at Your Destination
  35. Oyinkan Braithwaite: My Sister, the Serial Killer
  36. Krysten Ritter: Bonfire
  37. P. Djèlí Clark: A Dead Djinn in Cairo
  38. Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda: Monstress
  39. Becky Chambers: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
  40. P. Djèlí Clark: The Haunting of Tram Car 015
  41. Lily Brooks-Dalton: Good Morning, Midnight
  42. Rivers Solomon: The Deep
  43. N. K. Jemisin: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  44. Cadwell Turnbull: The Lesson
  45. Mackenzi Lee: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  46. Jeff VanderMeer: This World is Full of Monsters
  47. Lauren Gunderson: The Half-Life of Marie Curie
  48. Octavia Butler: Bloodchild
  49. Warsan Shire: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
  50. Tamsyn Muir: Gideon the Ninth

2018

  1. Masha Gessen: The Future is History
  2. James S. A. Corey: Leviathan Wakes
  3. Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl
  4. Meg Wolitzer: The Interestings
  5. Shana Knizhnik, Irin Carmon: Notorious RBG
  6. Roxane Gay: Hunger
  7. Naomi Alderman: The Power
  8. André Aciman: Call Me By Your Name
  9. Jeffrey Kluger: Apollo 8
  10. Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner
  11. Adrian Tchaikovsky: Children of Time
  12. John Scalzi: Redshirts
  13. Benjamin Alire Saenz: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  14. Jill Twiss: A Day in Life of Marlon Bundo
  15. Natalia Holt: Rise of the Rocket Girls
  16. Madeline Miller: The Song of Achilles
  17. Malala Yousafzai: I Am Malala
  18. Becky Chambers: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
  19. Ann Leckie: Ancillary Justice
  20. Iliza Shlesinger: Girl Logic
  21. Madeleine Albright: Fascism: A Warning
  22. Madeline Miller: Circe
  23. Nnedi Okorafor: Binti
  24. Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion
  25. Blake Crouch: Dark Matter
  26. Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give
  27. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
  28. Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards!
  29. Ronan Farrow: War on Peace
  30. Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race
  31. Deborah Harkness: A Discovery of Witches
  32. Rhoda Belleza: Empress of a Thousand Skies
  33. Jane Austen: Emma
  34. John Scalzi: The Consuming Fire
  35. Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  36. Angela Saini: Inferior
  37. Jill Santopolo: The Light We Lost
  38. Ursula K. Le Guin: Nine Lives
  39. Terry Pratchett: Mort
  40. N. K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season

2017

  1. Han Kang: The Vegetarian
  2. Donal Ryan: The Spinning Heart
  3. Jeff Chang: We Gon’ Be Alright
  4. Toni Morrison: Beloved
  5. Kate Chopin: The Awakening
  6. Frank Herbert: Dune
  7. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
  8. Al Franken: Giant of the Senate
  9. Trevor Noah: Born a Crime
  10. Aziz Ansari: Modern Romance
  11. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  12. Al Franken: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
  13. Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny
  14. Heinrich Harrer: Seven Years in Tibet
  15. H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds
  16. Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened
  17. Andy Weir: The Martian
  18. Paul Beatty: The Sellout
  19. Brian Greene: Light Falls
  20. John Scalzi: The Collapsing Empire
  21. Arthur C. Clarke: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  22. Rupi Kaur: Milk and Honey
  23. Andy Weir: Artemis
  24. Lawrence Krauss: The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far
  25. John Scalzi: The Dispatcher
  26. Yuval Noah Harari: Homo Deus
  27. Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diarist
  28. Robin Sloan: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  29. Hope Jahren: Lab Girl
  30. Kameron Hurley: The Stars Are Legion
  31. George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo
  32. Tiffany Haddish: The Last Black Unicorn

2015 – 2016

  1. Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
  2. Alice Munroe: Dear Life
  3. Yannick Grannec: The Goddess of Small Victories
  4. R. J. Palacio: Wonder
  5. Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend
  6. Elena Ferrante: The Story of a New Name
  7. Elena Ferrante: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  8. Elena Ferrante: The Story of the Lost Child
  9. Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
  10. Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
  11. David Vann: Aquarium
  12. Zadie Smith: White Teeth
  13. Graeme Simion: The Rosie Project
  14. Milan Kundera: The Festival of Insignificance
  15. Jeanette Winterson: Gut Symmetries
  16. John Updike: Gertrude and Claudius
  17. Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In
  18. Jonas Jonasson: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
  19. Juli Zeh: Gaming Instinct
  20. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  21. Marguerite Duras: The Lover
  22. Hilary du Pre and Piers du Pre: A Genius in the Family
  23. Blair Tindall: Mozart in the Jungle
  24. Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White
  25. Vit Sliva: Navrsi