Francesco Battistel is Roadmap Leader for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing at Qblox. He works at the intersection of science and technology to enable real-time error decoding and fault-tolerant quantum computing. He is focused on developing the scalable feedback architecture of the quantum control stack that supports state-of-the-art real-time decoders. He promoted Qblox’ thought leadership on the topic organizing a workshop at IEEE Quantum Week 2022 with 10 invited speakers.
Francesco completed his PhD (2017-2021) in quantum information theory in Barbara Terhal‘s group, as part of QuTech at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He worked at the intersection of quantum computing, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, mostly focusing on near- and mid-term platforms. In particular, he conducted research on superconducting qubits, leakage and circuit quantization in collaboration with Leo DiCarlo’s lab.
Previously (2015-2017), he got his Master Degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at LMU and TU Munich. His thesis supervisor was Prof. Robert König, at TUM. The subject of his work were the properties of MERA codes, that is, quantum error correcting codes for which the encoder has the structure of a MERA tensor network.
In 2012-2015, he got his Bachelor in Physics at the University of Trieste, in Italy. His Bachelor thesis dealt with “Black Hole Entropy and Thermodynamics”, under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Ansoldi.