Dr. Christina Giarmatzi

Christina is from Greece and obtained a 4-year Physics Degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. Then moved to Paris for a Masters in Optics, at Institut d'Optique, where she completed an intership at the quantum optics group of Philippe Grangier and another one with Frederic Grosshans at ENS Cachan.

After an attempt on a PhD in Brussels, she completed her PhD at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia in 2018. Her thesis included 5 publications focussed on quantum causality and causal discovery, and received the Dean's Commendation and the Springer Award that got it published by Springer Nature.

After the PhD, she remained at UQ as a postdoctoral researcher for 2 years. After a 6-month break from work to live on the coast and surf, she obtained a 3-year SQA Fellowship. Her project aims to investigate non-Markovian noise and causal discovery to characterise quantum devices, through SDP and Machine Learning. She currently works from the Sunshine Coast, QLD, and outside office hours she surfs, skates, and plays guitar.

- (2018) Dean's Award for Outstanding HDR Thesis https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/higher-degree-research/my-...

- (2018) Springer Theses Award for thesis: Rethinkin Causality in Quantum Mechanics https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-31930-4

- (2020) 3-year SQA Fellowship for the project titled: SemiDefinite and AI methods to characterise quantum devices.

Qualifications: 
PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia (2018)
Master in Optics, Institute d'Optique, France
BSc, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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