Group members

Zaki Leghtas

Zaki was born in Agadir, Morocco. After graduating from high school in Rabat (Morocco), he moved to France where he spent two years near Nice. He then attended the Ecole des Mines, in Paris, for three years, and graduated in 2009. Zaki enrolled in a PhD program at INRIA/Mines under the supervision of Pierre Rouchon and Mazyar Mirrahimi, where he worked on some theoretical aspects of quantum state preparation and stabilization. After he defended his thesis in 2012, he joined the Devoret lab at Yale University and realized experiments on quantum error correction and quantum feedback. He became a member of the Quantic team in December 2015 as a researcher of MinesParisTech. Publication list

François Mallet

Francois Mallet graduated from Université d’Orsay in 2003. He did his PhD work in the Quantum Coherence group at Institut Neel (Grenoble, France) with Laurent Saminadayar and Christopher Bauerle where he studied the effect of magnetism on the electronic coherence in mesoscopic metallic conductors. In 2007, he joined the Quantronics group at CEA (Saclay, France) for 2 years as a post-doc fellow to study the quantum measurement of superconducting qubits (efficiency and back-action). He joined Pr. Konrad Lehnert group at JILA (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA) as a research assistant to investigate quantum limited amplification and squeezing of microwave light. He became a member of the Quantum Electronics group in September 2011 as an associate professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Publication list

Mazyar Mirrahimi

Mazyar Mirrahimi graduated from Ecole Polytechnique with a major in applied mathematics in 2003. He did his PhD studies with Pierre Rouchon at Ecole des Mines (Paris) from 2003 to 2005 and worked on control and estimation for Schrödinger type equations. After a short visit to Hideo Mabuchi's lab at Caltech, he was hired as a research scientist at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt in 2006. After spending some years working on theoretical problems related to quantum measurement and feedback, he contributed to the experimental realization of a quantum feedback loop by the group of Serge Haroche at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris. From 2011 to 2013, he spent two years as a sabbatical visitor at Yale University collaborating with the teams of Michel Devoret and Robert Schoelkopf. Through these collaborations, he has contirbuted to the design and analysis of various experiments on quantum measurement, feedback, error correction and reserevoir engineering with quantum superconducting circuits. He is currently director of research at INRIA and visiting research scientist at Yale. Website

Pierre Rouchon

Pierre Rouchon was born in 1960 in Saint-Etienne, France. Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1983, he obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Mines ParisTech in 1990. In 2000, he obtained his ``habilitation à diriger des recherches'' in Mathematics at University Paris-Sud Orsay. From 1993 to 2005, he was associated professor at Ecole Polytechnique in Applied Mathematics. From 1998 to 2002, he was the head of the Centre Automatique et Systèmes of Mines ParisTech. He is now "ingénieur général des mines" and professor at Mines ParisTech. His fields of interest include nonlinear control and system theory with its applications. His contributions include differential flatness and its extension to infinite dimensional systems, nonlinear observers and symmetries, process control, motion planing and tracking for mechanical systems, feedback stabilization and estimation for electrical drives, internal combustion engines and quantum systems. In 2011, he contributes to the first experimental realization of a quantum feedback loop performed by the group of Serge Haroche at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris.Website

Alain Sarlette

Alain Sarlette received the engineering degree in applied physics and the Ph.D. degree in applied sciences from the University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He has held visiting positions at Princeton University (2006) and Ecole des Mines de Paris (2009–2010). Since 2011, he has been a Lecturer at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Since Oct 2014, he has joined Quantic team as an INRIA research scientist. His research interests include nonlinear systems and geometric control approaches, coordination algorithms and distributed control, and quantum control. Website

Students and Post-docs

Rémi Azouit

Rémi started his PhD studies under the supervision of Pierre Rouchon in October 2014. He develops systematic model-reduction methods based on geometric singular perturbations for composite open quantum systems having several decoherence time-scales.

Gerardo Cardona

Gerardo joined the team in November 2016 and is currently working toward the PhD degree in control theory at Mines ParisTech under the supervision of Pierre Rouchon and Alain Sarlette. He is working on analyzing the effect of adding dynamics to quantum feedback controllers.

Jérémie Guillad

Jérémie Guillaud graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2017. He obtained his master's degree in applied mathematics from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in 2017. Since Sept 2017, he has joined the Quantic team as a PhD student under the supervision of Mazyar Mirrahimi and Pierre Rouchon. He is currently working on the development of a modular architecture for quantum information processing.

Raphaël Lescanne

Raphaël started his PhD studies under the supervision of Zaki Leghtas in September 2016. He is working on quantum error correction using Schrödinger cat states of microwave light and on strong nonlinearities in circuit QED.

Zibo Miao

Zibo Miao received the B.Eng. degree in Automation from the Honors School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2011. He received the Ph.D. degree in Quantum Cybernetics from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, in 2015. In 2015/2016, he was a research fellow with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Melbourne, Australia. Currently he is a postdoctoral research fellow with the QUANTIC team, INRIA Paris, France. His current research interests include quantum engineering, optimal control and stochastic control.

Lucas Verney

Lucas started his PhD studies under the supervision of Mazyar Mirrahimi and Zaki Leghtas in September 2016. He is working on quantum error correction using Schrödinger cat states of microwave light and on strong pumping regimes in circuit QED.

Former members

Benjamin Huard

Benjamin Huard and his group were part of the QUANTIC team until september 2016, when he moved to ENS Lyon. He remains a close collaborator of the team.