Ilectra Karakosta-Amarantidou

University of Padova

Ilectra Karakosta-Amarantidou graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2021.

Her specialization is in Telecommunications and particularly in Electromagnetics, while her main interest lies in the area of Quantum Satellite Communications.

Ilectra Karakosta-Amarantidou conducted her MSc thesis “Single-Photon Orbital Angular Momentum for Downlink Satellite Communications” under the supervision of Professor George Karagiannidis.

She was the coordinator of the Communications Subsystem in the student nanosatellite project AcubeSAT for 2.5 years. Her team is the first in Greece that was selected to participate in the third cycle of the Fly Your Satellite! programme hosted by the Education Office of the European Space Agency.

Currently, Ilectra Karakosta-Amarantidou is working on the AppQInfo project Advanced quantum communication in free-space towards extending distance in daylight free-space QKD and the development and realization of MDI-QKD and Twin-Field QKD in free-space, as a member of the research group Quantum Future at the University of Padova, supervised by Professors Paolo Villoresi, Giuseppe Vallone and Dr. Francesco Vedovato.

Ilectra Karakosta-Amarantidou moved from Greece to Italy.

During his master he could work on various topics such as quantum interference fluctuations in disordered metals, gravitational waves and the Jacobson’s interpretation of general relativity before specializing in the field of quantum information theory.
In parallel of his master thesis about correlations in networks, he developed open source tools in MATLAB associated to the visualization of the solutions of linear programs and a Python package to solve marginal compatibility problems as SAT problems. With his more recent interest for complexity theory, he is also developing tools based on both classical and quantum algorithms for the computation of the permanent of a matrix and more generally a Julia library for the study of boson sampling.
Aside from quantum physics (but still related to optics), his main hobby is photography.
Currently, Antoine Restivo is working on the AppQInfo project Active and Passive Multimode Quantum Interferometry towards a better understanding of photonic interferences in hybrid settings combining passive and active interactions between many modes, as a member of the research group Centre for Quantum Information and Communication at the Université Libre de Bruxelles , supervised by Professor Nicolas Cerf and Dr Leonardo Novo.
Antoine Restivo moved from Switzerland to Belgium. He worked in the AppQInfo project until September 2022.

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