Talks

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Certificates of quantum many-body properties assisted by machine learning

(co-organizer) MPQ Theory Division group workshop; Nördlingen, Germany. 18th - 20th October 2018 (55')

(Invited talk) Machine Learning for Quantum Many-body Physics workshop; Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems; Dresden, Germany. 25th - 29th June 2018 (25')

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Bell inequalities for maximally entangled quantum states and self-testing

11th Italian Quantum Information Science conference - IQIS 2018; Catania, Italy. 17th - 20th September 2018 (30')

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Bounding the set of classical correlations of a many-body system

Entanglement Days at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics; Budapest, Hungary. 26th - 28th September 2018 (20')

(Invited talk) Quantum Technologies IX; Hel, Poland. 11th - 16th September 2018 (20')

(Invited talk) Modern Topics in Quantum Information workshop at the International Institute of Physics; Natal, Brazil. 30th July - 3rd August 2018 (20')

(Invited talk, cancelled) Quantum Technologies VIII, joined with the Cracow School of Theoretical Physics, LVII Course, 2017: Entanglement and Dynamics; Zakopane, Poland. 13th - 21st June 2017 (20')

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Quantum algorithms tailored to small quantum computers

(Invited talk) Quantum Innovators in science and engineering; Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) of the University of Waterloo; Waterloo, Canada. 2nd - 5th October 2017 (35')

MPQ Theory Division group workshop; Lenggries, Germany. 1st - 3rd June 2017 (55')

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Energy as a detector of nonlocality of many-body spin systems

Quantum Optics IX; Gdańsk, Poland. 18th - 23rd September 2017 (20')

(Invited talk) ICTP - Advanced School and Workshop on Quantum Science and Quantum Technologies; Trieste, Italy. 4th - 15th September 2017 (30')

(Colloquium) Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics - Double Feature; Garching, Germany. 16th May 2017 (30')

QIP 2017; Seattle, Washington, USA. 14th - 20th January 2017 (30')

(Invited talk) Young Scientists’ Forum on Theoretical Physics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing, China. 12th - 14th January 2017 (45')

(Invited talk) Quantum Technologies VII; Warsaw, Poland. 20th - 25th September 2016 (20')

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PPT Entanglement in Diagonal Symmetric States

Quantum Information meeting Quantum Coffee of the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics; Garching, Germany. 15th September 2016 (55')

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Entanglement and nonlocality are inequivalent for any number of particles

ICFO-UAB-UB Joint Meeting in the Pyrénées; Setcases, Girona. 2nd-4th March 2015 (25')

Quantum Information meeting Quantum Coffee of the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics; Garching, Germany. 11th December 2014 (55')

Artistic impression
Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states

Half day meeting on Cold Atoms in the BCN region 2015; Barcelona, Spain. 30th January 2015 (20'). Joint talk with Tobias Graß.

ICE-1 Información Cuántica en España; Zaragoza, Spain. 25th - 27th June 2014 (20')

DIQIP-QAlgo Joint Meeting; Brussels, Belgium. 13th - 16th May 2014 (50')

Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics CEWQO 2013; Stockholm, Sweden. 16th - 20th June 2013 (20')

Quantum Physics: From Fundamental Questions to Applications, ICFO-MPQ Joint Meeting; ICFO, Castelldefels, Barcelona. 22nd - 24th May 2013 (30')

Quantum Information and Quantum Phenomena, ICFO-UAB-UB Joint Meeting in the Pyrénées (coorganizer); Espot, Lleida. 18th-20th February 2013 (45')

DIQIP-QCS Joint Meeting; ICFO, Castelldefels, Barcelona. 12th-14th June 2012 (15')

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Monogamies of Correlations and Amplification of Randomness

(Invited talk) Quantum Technologies V; Kraków, Poland. 7th - 13th September 2014 (20')

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PPT entanglement in N qubits

Quantum Information Symposium within the XXXIV Biennial Spanish Physical Society Meeting; Valencia, Spain. 15th - 16th July 2013 (20')

Research Visits

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Center for Theoretical Physics (CFT)
Harvard University Logo
Quantum Optics Laboratory
University of Basel Logo
Quantum Atom Optics Lab
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Center for Theoretical Physics (CFT)
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Logo
Institute of Theoretical Physics
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The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)

Several visits to ICFO for the supervision of Ph.D. student and various collaborations.

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Groupe de Physique Appliquée (GAP)
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Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
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Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
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QUantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS) group
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QUantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS) group

Seminars

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Quantum heuristics for near-term devices
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Recent developments in the detection of Bell correlations in many-body systems, self-testing and other problems
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Non-negative polynomials in quantum information
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Energy as a Detector of Nonlocality of Many-Body Spin Systems
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Recent developments on the detection of Bell correlations in many-body quantum systems
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Recent developments on the detection of Bell correlations in many-body quantum systems
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Nonlocality in many-body systems

Seminar given as part of the ICONS (ICFO Organization and Network of Students) Ph.D. Seminar Series at ICFO.

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Bell's nonlocality in 1D many-body systems

Seminar given in the Quantum Correlations Group in GAP, led by Prof. Dr. Nicolas Brunner.

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Bell's nonlocality in 1D many-body systems
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Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states
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Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states

Seminar given in the Grup d'Informació Quàntica (GIQ), led by Prof. Dr. Anna Sanpera.

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Detecting Non-Locality with 2-body correlators

Posters

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Certificates of many-body properties assisted by machine learning

Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology iauguration ceremony; Deutsches Museum; Munich, Germany. 12th November 2018

Conference on Quantum Machine Learning Plus; Innsbruck, Austria. 17th - 21st September 2018

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Bounding the set of classical correlations of a many-body system

4th Seefeld workshop on Quantum Information; Seefeld in Tirol, Austria. 1st – 6th July 2018

QIP 2018; Deflt, Netherlands. 13th - 19th January 2018

Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics Inauguration Ceremony; Institute for Advanced Study, Garching bei München, Germany. 11th - 12th January 2018

Quantum Optics IX; Gadńsk, Poland. 18th - 23rd September 2017

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Energy as a detector of nonlocality of many-body spin systems

International Conference for Young Quantum Information Scientists YQIS 2016; Barcelona. 19th - 21st October 2016

ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light; Castelldefels, Barcelona. 7th July 2016

3rd Seefeld workshop on Quantum Information; Seefeld in Tirol, Austria. 26th June – 1st July 2016

Artistic impression
Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states

2nd Seefeld workshop on Quantum Information; Seefeld in Tirol, Austria. 29th June – 4th July 2014

Quantum Contextuality, Non-Locality, and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 554 WE Heraeus Seminar; Bad Honnef, Germany. 17th–19th February 2014

QIP 2014; Barcelona. 3rd-7th February 2014

ICFO CLP Day 2013; ICFO, Castelldefels, Barcelona. 22nd November 2013

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PPT entanglement in N qubits

Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics CEWQO 2013; Stockholm, Sweden. 16th - 20th June 2013

QIP 2013; Beijing, China. 21st - 25th January 2013

Seefeld Quantum Information Workshop 2012; Seefeld in Tirol, Austria. 1st - 6th July 2012

Central European Quantum Information Processing Workshop CEQIP 2012; Smolenice, Slovakia. 7th - 10th June 2012

Attendance

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65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Interdisciplinary: Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry

A record number of 70 laureates and 672 young scientists from 89 countries participated in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

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D-Wave “Qubits Europe” Users Conference
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Numerical Methods for Quantum Optics 2018
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Workshop on Quantum Information
Big Data 2017
Machine Learning Challenges in Complex Multiscale Physical Systems
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Perspectives of Quantum Optics

Symposium on the occasion of the award of the honorary doctorate of the University of Warsaw to Maciej Lewenstein

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Frontiers of Quantum Physics 2015

Symposium in honor of the landmark birthdays of Roy Glauber and Maciej Lewenstein

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Workshop on Quantum Information
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Randomness in Quantum Physics and Beyond

1st prize on the Most random guy in the conference competition

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SIQS workshop 2015
A photo of Passau
MPQ Theory Group Workshop
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Frontiers of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information Summer School
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10th workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)
Benasque Logo
Workshop on Quantum Information
A photo of Bilbao
Workshop on Quantum Simulations
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Device-Independent Quantum Information Protocols (CHIST-ERA DIQIP) kickoff meeting
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Consolider-Ingenio QOIT 2011 Final Meeting
Logo Escola Doctorat UPC

2017/11

Special Doctoral Awards 2017

Award given by Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) to the best theses defended during the 2014-1015 academic year in any of the UPC's doctoral programmes and were awarded the cum laude distinctionare.

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2017/1

Springer Theses Award 2017

Internationally top-ranked research institutes select their best thesis annually for publication in this series. Nominated and endorsed by two recognized specialists, each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact on research.

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2016/12

2015 ICFO PhD Thesis Awards

Among more than 15 thesis defended by ICFO PhD Students in 2015, the Committee had an in depth deliberation to select the PhD Thesis Awards, which were created in order to distinguish particularly brilliant PhD theses presented at ICFO. With this award, ICFO wishes to highlight and reward extraordinary PhD students whose research progress at the Institute has proven to be highly creative and ambitious.

Fundación Príncipe de AsturiasMax-Planck-Gesellschaft

2014/9 - 2016/12

Max Planck-Prince of Asturias Award Mobility Grant

On October 25, 2013, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft received the Prince of Asturias Award in recognition of its international cooperation. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft doubled the €50,000 prize money from its own funds and established a grant programme to fund research residencies for outstanding doctoral students and postdocs from Spain at a Max Planck Institute.

BancajaETSETB

2010/11

Mobility grant [Declined]

Grant from Telecom BCN (ETSETB, UPC) sponsored by Bancaja in order to do the Final Thesis in Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

ETSETB

2008/11

Top 2 interdisciplinary students

Award from Telecom BCN (ETSETB, UPC) for being in the top two students of First Cycle coursing a double degree

Generalitat de Catalunya

2005/6

Recognition for the university entrance exams (PAU)

PAU Special Recognition is awarded to all students in Catalonia who obtained a mark of 9 or higher in the June sitting of the university entrance exams (PAU).

Caixa Manresa

2005/7

Recognition for the university entrance exams (PAU)

A Caixa Manresa grant was awarded by Caixa Manresa to all students in Catalonia who obtained a mark of 8,75 or higher in the June sitting of the university entrance exams (PAU).

CIRIT

2005/7

CIRIT award

CIRIT award for the high school research project Virtual Building Evacuation Simulator, supervised by Xavier Amargant and co-supervised by Dr. Xavier Cufí and Dr. Jordi Regincós. This prize is awarded to the considered 70 best projects in Catalonia.

Because of this, it was also invited to participate in Expo-Science 2006, a european-scope exhibition, held in Tarragona. 16th July 2006 - 23rd July 2006.

UdG

2004-2005

Botet i Sisó grant

Grant from University of Girona (UdG) for the high school project, carried out at IES Montsoriu and supervised by Xavier Amargant; Dr. Xavier Cufí and Dr. Jordi Regincós co-supervised it.

Competitions

Data Science Bowl 2017

2017/3 - 2017/4

Top 1,72% in the Data Science Bowl 2017: Can you improve lung cancer detection?

Kaggle competition sponsored by the Arnold Foundation with $1M in prizes for the top 10 teams. Result highlighted in the CFIS webpage.

Sony Ericsson Code for CashRock and Duel

2010/2 - 2010/5

12th World Ranking in the Code for Cash Ericsson Application Awards

The project consisted in creating an entertainment application for mobile and PC, using the API provided by Ericsson. The user was supposed to present challenges to his/her friends, which should try to pass them while presenting graphical/location/audio proofs. Their success/failure would determine their position in a global reputation ranking.

Topcoder

2007/6 - 2009/7

Topcoder Division 1
Ph.D. in Photonics

2011 - 2015

Ph.D. in Photonics
M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics

2009 - 2011

M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics

Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics (FME, UPC)

Double degree: Telecommunication Engineering + Mathematics Degree

2005 - 2011

Double degree: Telecommunication Engineering + Mathematics degree
Telecommunication Engineering

2005 - 2011

Telecommunication Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering School (ETSETB, UPC)

Mathematics Degree

2005 - 2010

Mathematics Degree

Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics (FME, UPC)

Languages

Languages
  • CA Catalan. Native language. Level C1

  • ES Spanish. Native language

  • EN English. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), CEFR Level C1; 2005

  • DE German. Intermediate level (A2.2)

  • FR French. Basic knowledge

  • CN Mandarin Chinese. Basic knowledge

Programming Languages/Software
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ICFO Theory Lectures

2015-2016

ICFO Theory Lectures (Graduate)
  • Teaching of part of the graduate course ICFO Weekly Theory Lectures organized by Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein (ICREA professor professor, ERC Advanced Grant). Basics of quantum information: non-locality; device independent characterization of correlations: Non-signaling correlations, quantum correlations and local correlations; Bell’s theorem, Bell and Clauser-Horne- Shimony-Holt (CHSH) inequality; current status of knowledge: which states are non-local? Non-locality in quantum many body systems; derivation of permutation symmetric and translationally invariant Bell inequalities; open problems.

Cims-CellexICFO

2013-2015

CiMs-CELLEX program

  • I was part of the team who prepared and corrected the admission test of the 5th edition of the CiMs-CELLEX program. 2015/12 - 2016/3
  • Teaching of the Laser Light and Random Walks course. Supervision of P. Matarrodona. 2015/7 - 2015/8
  • I was part of the team who prepared and corrected the admission test of the 4th edition of the CiMs-CELLEX program. 2014/12 - 2015/3
  • Teaching of the Laser Light course, along with A. Celi and A. Zamora. Supervision of M. Florido. 2014/6 - 2014/7
  • I was part of the team who prepared and corrected the admission test of the 3rd edition of the CiMs-CELLEX program. 2013/11 - 2014/3

Catalunya Caixa E2C3ICFO

2012 - 2013

E2C3 program Joves i Ciència

  • Member of the selection committee, along with T. Graß, Dr. C. K. Suddapalli and L. Martínez, for the E2C3 program; preparation and carrying out of the interviews. 2012/3 - 2012/4
  • Teaching of the first half of the Laser Theory course within the first part of the E2C3 program. 2012/6 - 2013/1
  • Teaching of the first part of the Quantum Cryptography course within the third part of the E2C3 program. Mentoring of M. Ballbé and J. Amorós. 2012/7
  • Mentoring of scientific articles within the second part of the E2C3 program. 2012/6 - 2012/7
    • The photoelectric effect and the determination of Planck's constant, Á. Moreno
    • Properties and Applications of the Supercontinuum laser, U. Martí

EUETIB-UPC

2011/2 - 2011/6

Teaching assistant

Teaching assistant of the course Mathematics 3 (Numerical Methods) from the Industrial Engineering Degree. Supervised by Dr. F. Pozo and Dr. Y. Vidal. Preparation of automated test exams using Wiris-Moodle. Report of the results presented in poster format at the XIX-CUIEET (XIXth Universitary Congress on the Educative Innovation of Technical Teachings), Barcelona. 6th-8th July 2011.

FME-UPC

2010/2 - 2010/6

Teaching assistant

Teaching assistant of the course Affine and Euclidean Geometry from the Mathematics Degree. Supervised by Prof. Dr. M. A. Barja. Preparation of notes, correction of exercises.

FME-UPC

2009/9 - 2010/1

Teaching assistant

Teaching assistant of the course Linear Algebra from the Mathematics Degree. Supervised by Dr. J. Martí. Correction of exercises and elaboration of a book.

Other
  • I substituted Prof. Dr. Norbert Schuch in teaching a small part of the TUM graduate course Quantum Information (Winter term 2017/18). 2017

  • Individual lessons of Programming and Robotics given to high school students. 2010

  • Individual lessons of Mathematics given to high school students. 2005, 2009

Supervision

ICFO

2016/3 - present

Ph.D. Co-supervision

Co-supervisor of ICFO Ph.D. student M. Sc. A. Aloy. (Quantum Optics Theory Group, supervised by Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein).

MPQLMU

2017/4 - 2017/7

B.Sc. Co-supervision

Co-supervisor of LMU B. Sc. in Physics student Ms. V. Kabel. (Theory Division at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, supervised by Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cirac).

She defended her thesis Exploring the interplay between entanglement and nonlocality: A novel perspective on the Peres conjecture on the 27th of July 2017.

Mentoring

I have also been a mentor of the following summer students:

Committees

ICFO

2019/2/13

Ph.D. Thesis Committee (external substitute member)

I was external substitute member of the Ph.D. Thesis Committee of Dr. Boris Bourdoncle. He defended his Thesis Quantifying randomness from Bell nonlocality on the 13th Feb 2019.

ICFO

2016/5/30

Ph.D. Thesis Committee (substitute member)

I was substitute member of the Ph.D. Thesis Committee of Dr. Elsa Passaro. She defended her Thesis Impact of Imperfections on Correlation-Based Quantum Information Protocols on the 30th May 2016.

Arbúcies al món

2017/7/14

Com la física quàntica està canviant les nostres vides

EU-BUERO-BAYERN

2017/8/30

Workshop for Marie Curie Applicants

EU-BUERO-BAYERN

2017/10/21

IES Montsoriu

2017/10/25

Inaugural lesson IES Montsoriu course 2017-18

Employment

MPQAlexander von Humboldt Foundation Logo

2019/2 - 2021/1

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

MPQHorizon 2020 Logo

2017/4 - 2019/1

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Implementation of Q-ANNTENNA (Quantum Artificial Neural Networks with TENsor Network Algorithms) project

Fundació CELLEXICFOMPQ

2016/9 - 2017/3

CELLEX-ICFO-MPQ Research Fellow

The program aims at offering top-class researchers the opportunity to join ambitious ICFO-MPQ collaborative projects at the forefront of science and technology.

ICFO

2015/8 - 2016/8

ICFO Postdoctoral researcher

ICFO

2011/9 - 2015/7

ICFO Ph.D. student

Participation in competitive projects

ICFO

2019/4 - 2022/3

Participation as a Co-Principal Investigator in the following competitive projects
ICFO

2017/4 - 2019/1

Participation as a coordinator in the following competitive projects
Participation as a researcher in the following competitive projects
  • SIQS, EC 7th Framework Programme, 2015/8 – 2016/8

  • TEMPLETON 43174, The John Templeton Foundation, 2013/9 – 2016/8

  • OSYRIS, ERC Advanced Grant, 2014/1 – 2016/8

  • SGR 874, Catalan AGAUR, 2014/9 – 2016/8

  • FOQUS, FIS2013-46768-P, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2014/5 – 2016/8

  • TOQATA, FIS2008-00784, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2012/10 – 2014/4

  • DIQIP, CHIST-ERA, EC 7th Framework Programme, 2012/4 – 2015/4

  • QUAGATUA, ERC Advanced Grant, 2011/9 - 2013/12

Undergraduate Research

Caixa Catalunya Obra Social ICFO

2010/7 - 2010/9

Caixa Catalunya Summer Fellows 2010

ICFO

Worked in the project Entanglement of the Symmetric States at the Quantum Optics Theory Group, led by Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein (ICREA professor professor, ERC Advanced Grant). Co-supervised by Dr. Remigiusz Augusiak (Research Fellow).

Other
EMVIC

1999-2005

Professional grade in music. Specialty: Violin

I kept playing in Vic Chamber Orchestra (OCV) and Segle XXI Symphonic Orchestra until 2016, mostly conducted by maestro Jordi Mora. Currently I am playing in Bruckner Akademie Orchester.

IES MONTSORIU

2003-2005

IES Montsoriu

I did the two years before University in the Technology specialty, at IES Montsoriu, Arbúcies, (Girona). My final grade was 10.0/10.0 with Honors.

ST. JOSEP

Until 2003

Col·legi Sant Josep

I did all courses of compulsory Primary and High School at Col·legi Sant Josep, Sant Hilari Sacalm, (Girona), where I graduated with Honors.

Other
  • Driving License: B

  • Participation in some programming contests: UPC, UVA, Google Code Jam, SGU, Topcoder (division 1)

  • President of electoral table in local elections, 2007