Javier Andres Orduz-Ducuara
Dr. Javier Orduz is a visiting assistant professor at EC, he was a Research Scholar and instructor of Computer Science at Baylor University in Texas. He worked at UNAM (Mexico) for five years as a Postdoctoral and Associate Professor before arriving in the USA. He also coordinates QMexico (http://qmexico.org/), an academic community interested in promoting Quantum Computing in Latin America. He participates as a mentor in the LatinX community (https://www.latinxinai.org/), and has experience teaching and researching Quantum Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, and applications. Javier Orduz loves Mathematics, Physics, and Computing, and he promotes science in Latin America with a high interest in technology.
Bruno E. Ramírez Galindo
Originally from Querétaro, Mexico. Bruno recently finished his Physics BSc at UNAM, Mexico’s leading university. He has gained advanced knowledge on the theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum systems by attending summer schools and research internships at top research institutions, including the Institute of Quantum Computing, IFUNAM, and the University of Vienna. He will soon be starting his doctoral studies at the University of Vienna, where he will be researching the limits of quantum mechanical superpositions. Here, he expects 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.
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.
Alejandra is originally from Mexico City. She studied her undergraduate degree on Computer Systems at ESCOM, IPN. After going into industry for a couple of years, she decided to go back into academia and study a master’s degree on Computer Techologies in Pattern Recognition at CIDETEC, IPN. That is where she had her first approach to the area of Quantum Computing Recognition and this motivated her to study a Ph.D. in Computer Science at CIC, IPN. Currently her thesis is focused on Quantum Machine Learning for the development of a Quantum Associative Memory and the design of quantum algorithms that will be used in the area of Quantum Pattern Recognition.
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.
Amadeo De La Vega
Originally from Mexico City, Amadeo is profoundly interested in Quantum Computing. Specifically, he would like to understand the limits of quantum computation, develop cryptographic protocols, and help other scientists build affordable and scalable quantum computers, ideally at room temperature.
Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interested in the quantum PCP conjecture. This problem has outstanding implications in condensed matter physics. For instance, a solution may allow us to understand superconductivity at room temperature.
Furthermore, he would love to contribute to the inauguration of an institute devoted to fomenting, studying, researching, and building quantum computers in Mexico. In particular, he plans to collaborate with quantum enterprises.
Siddartha E. Morales Guzmán
MSc. Siddhartha Morales was born in San Luis Potosí. He moved to Mexico City to do his bachelor’s degree in physics, at UNAM. Currently, he is writing his dissertation for his second bachelors in math. He won a scholarship to do a joint master’s degree in theoretical physics between the ICTP-SAIFR and the PERIMETER INSTITUTE. He has done several projects in high-energy physics and quantum computing. He is interested in science communication and of course theoretical physics. Today, he works as Data Scientist while finishing the second part of his master’s. He hopes to find a good interplay between industry, science, high and low energy physics.
Fernanda Hernández González
Fernanda was born in Mexico City. She studied for a Batchelor’s and Master’s degree at UNAM. She’s passionate about science, computers, technology, and teaching. Currently, she is working as a Data Scientist and Teaching Assistant. One of her main goals is to further her education and apply for a Ph.D. in quantum computing.
Ronaldo Navarro Ambriz
Ronaldo was born in San Luis Potosi, Ronaldo is currently an associate student at UNAM, working on his thesis project, he participated in IBM’s Qiskit Global Summer School 21-22 and has strong interests on quantum simulation using diffent methods from classical to quantum, with a focus on condessed matter physics and topological quantum computing, he aims to reach a better understanding on physics and quantum computing, working on different open source projects.
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.
Aaron Rodríguez Santiago
Originally from the State of Mexico, Aaron is a graduate of the career of applied mathematics and computing. He is currently working in the CJF (Consejo de la Judicatura Federal). Interested in open source software, he observes that the community and disinterested work of individuals can result in great advances for science, and there is no better time to do open science than in these moments where we can observe how distance is not an obstacle; it is an impulse.
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.
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.