Javier Andres Orduz-Ducuara
Dr. Orduz is originally from Colombia. He moved to Mexico to pursue a graduate degree in doctor of sciences, which focused on particle physics. After completing his Ph.D., He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UNAM, and he was an associate professor (tenure track) at UNAM (FES Acatlán, Mexico). His background is in High Energy Physics (HEP), particularly in developing phenomenological models and extensions to the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics involving the Higgs boson.
He is currently a Research Scholar at Baylor University (Texas, USA) in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Orduz research interests include quantum computing, quantum machine learning, and computing applications to different areas. Over the last couple of years, Javier has served as an organizer in several machine learning workshops such as ICML and NeuRIPS. Dr. Orduz goals in the long term include enabling access to state-of-the-art information technologies to researchers in LatinAmerica through training and educational development activities. Some communities that he promotes are qmexico.org and latinxinai.org.
Originally from Queretaro, Mexico. Bruno is currently on the last year of his Physics BSc at UNAM, Mexico’s leading university. After being introduced to Quantum Computing in his Quantum Mechanics course, he decided to enroll in a more advanced QC course and later participated in IBM’s Qiskit Global Summer School where he met other founding members of QMexico. This year (2021) Bruno will be taking part in the USEQIP program, organized by the Institute of Quantum Computing (University of Waterloo). This will allow him to gain more advanced knowledge on the theoretical and experimental aspects of QC and QI. He expects this summer program to be a stepping stone in his pursuit of a quantum-focused graduate degree. In the following years, he hopes to gain valuable experience in what he acknowledges to be his passion, scientific research. While he is not studying quantum mechanics or programming quantum computers, Bruno enjoys music, reading, and laughing with friends and family. He also loves dogs.
Claudia, originally from Toluca, México, studied her second bachelor’s degree in Physics at UNAM after developing a professional career as Software Engineer. After an introductory course on Quantum Mechanics, Claudia discovered Quantum Computing and from that moment her two passions were perfectly combined.
Claudia’s interest in QC and QI has kept growing after taking several courses and participated in USEQIP at the University of Waterloo. Currently, collaborate to provide more educational resources in this new disruptive technology to Latin American students, and she was part of the Quantum Computing Mentorship Program from QOSF collaborating with The Matter Lab from Toronto University while continuing her path to pursue a graduate degree in Quantum Computation. Claudia is certified by IBM as Associate Developer – Quantum Computation using Qiskit v0.2X. She is also part of the Qiskit Advocate Program.
Johan Katherine Noreña Bahamon
Katherine, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, is currently finishing her bachelor in physics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Since she was a child, she has been passionate about understanding the world and his laws, and that is the reason why she decided to study physics. She has worked on different researching projects in quantum optics and material’s sciences which led her to travel abroad funded by DAAD scholarships, among others. Her interest in Quantum Computing began with the Qiskit Global Summer School hosted by IBM, since then she has participated in different workshops and communities. Katherine’s curiosity is so huge that, when she is not researching in physics, she makes research in human sciences on topics like gender studies and Dance.
Originally from Mexico City, Ricardo studied a degree in applied mathematics and computer science at UNAM where he developed multidisciplinary skills within the scientific field. Among those skills are economics, finance, machine learning, optimization models and quality systems. However, among his greatest passions is understanding the world. For this reason he has dedicated a couple of years to understand physics and where he found a subject that caught him: quantum mechanics. Since then, he has strived to perfect his programming skills, as well as his understanding of the mathematical concepts behind quantum mechanics.
His dream is to develop quantum algorithms that will allow improved optimization systems to be used by enterprises/governments to improve their finances and economies. His hobbies include reading popular science and art history books, listening to music, and playing video games.
Diego Aguilar Muñoz
Originally from Mexico City, Diego is currently an undergraduate physics student at UNAM, where he has developed a growing interest in quantum computing, solid state physics and computational physics.
In the near future, Diego’s goal is to pursue a graduate degree in quantum technology where he will gain a deeper comprehension of quantum mechanics and will contribute to the implementation of quantum technology as a tool for scientific development.
Pablo is originally from Tampico, Tamaulipas. His love for invention and science was discovered at an early age as he created for himself a laboratory made from old electronics and his imagination. Pablo is currently an undergraduate student at the Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Madero in the career of electronic engineering. Pablo starred in various projects such as entrepreneurship, technological education and scientific dissemination. His passion for quantum programming arises from his work on machine learning and deep learning for robotics projects to improve intelligence in robots and software.
He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. His passion for science and technology motivated him to study a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Sonora. His research focused on Solid State, Quantum Mechanics, Many-Body Theory, and Quantum Computation. The objective of this research was to theoretically design and characterize a spin system of a Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) center in diamond to be used as a solid-state qubit. During this career, the passion for quantum information processing was awakened in him.