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The University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV/EHU) is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7000 people in 31 faculties and schools distributed in three different campuses, with more than 50000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU offers the highest number of doctorate programmes of all Spanish universities, one third of which have received a mention of excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has recognized the UPV/EHU as an International Research Campus of Excellence.

Since the first Research Framework Programmes, the UPV/EHU has been very active and has participated in many collaborative projects. With regards to the 7th Framework Programme, during the period 2007-2013, the University of the Basque Country has participated in 94 projects, has coordinated 22 of them, amounting to more than 30 million Euros of financing from the FP7 programme, and more than 3 million Euros from other European or International Research Programmes. In Horizon 2020, the UPV/EHU has already been successful with 68 projects, which so far have attracted a total sum of 21 million Euros in research and innovation financing, including 5 ERC grants and one FET Open Grant.

Main tasks in the project

Enrique Solano’s research group "Quantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS)" of the University of the Basque Country will mainly contribute to OpenSuperQ via theory proposals for quantum machine learning with digital-analog quantum computing techniques (DAQC) as well as for quantum simulations of quantum chemistry via digital-analog quantum simulations (DAQS). UPV/EHU has an extensive experience on quantum simulations, biomimetic quantum technologies, quantum machine learning, and quantum technologies.

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Expertise of staff members involved

Prof. Enrique Solano
Prof. Enrique Solano

Ikerbasque professor at University of the Basque Country

Enrique Solano worked several years at Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) and at Ludwig-Maximilian University (Munich, Germany). He was Physics Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Peru) until he became Ikerbasque professor at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain) since May 2008, where he is the director of the research group "Quantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS)", www.qutisgroup.com. His group develops interdisciplinary research in quantum optics, superconducting circuits, quantum information and quantum technologies. Since January 2018 he is also distinguished professor at Shanghai University (Shanghai, China).

Dr. Lucas Lamata
Dr. Lucas Lamata

is a Ramón y Cajal tenure-track researcher affiliated to QUTIS Group at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain. He did his PhD in Madrid, defended in 2007, at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, and then a postdoctoral stay as a Humboldt Fellow and as a Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. Later he was a Marie Curie IEF Fellow in QUTIS Group at the University of the Basque Country. He has expertise on quantum optics, quantum information, and quantum simulations in trapped ions, superconducting circuits, and integrated quantum photonics.

Dr. Daniel Huerga
Dr. Daniel Huerga

is a postdoctoral researcher with background in condensed matter systems and high-performance numerical calculations. He will contribute to the milestones related to quantum simulations, quantum machine learning, and HPC.

M. Sc. Giancarlo Gatti
M. Sc. Giancarlo Gatti

is a PhD student with expertise in quantum optics, who will work in the milestones related to quantum simulation of quantum chemistry and quantum Boltzmann machines.

M. Sc. Adrián Parra-Rodríguez
M. Sc. Adrián Parra-Rodríguez

is a PhD student with expertise in theory of superconducting circuits, who will work in the milestones related to the description of the OpenSuperQ platform in terms of circuit quantization.