Student profiles

Casapao profile
Joshua Carlo Aparicio Casapao
NetQ PhD student

I obtained both my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where I mainly focused on entanglement detection theory. I also received a pre-PhD diploma in condensed matter and statistical physics from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Currently, I am working on the XZZX surface code. Outside physics, I enjoy reading anything about history and economics, playing PC and console games, as well as restaurant-hopping.

Grant profile
Kyle Grant
OIST PhD student in rotation

Kyle has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from Utah Valley University. His research during his undergraduate was on the topic of discrete geometry. He is interested in studying post-quantum cryptography and is looking forward to improving his skills in understanding and developing quantum-safe algorithms. In his free time, he enjoys reading manga, playing guitar, and rock climbing. He is also interested in learning Japanese and Okinawan languages.

Lorenzo profile
Lorenzo La Corte
OIST Research intern

Lorenzo has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Genoa (Italy) and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. At the same time, he is passionate about quantum information processing and he is keen to improve his skills in areas such as quantum communication and quantum algorithms. He has been practising the art of Taekwondo since childhood and enjoys spending his free time at the dojo. He also likes travelling and making new friends around the world.

Lirabi profile
Golshan Lirabi
OIST Research intern

Golshan is an undergraduate physics student at the Sharif University of Technology. She is interested in quantum algorithms and is looking for a mentor to improve her research skills. She has also worked on the topic of modeling cardiac myocytes and LC polarization rotators. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and participating in book clubs. She is also interested in rock and cave climbing and welcomes new adventures with open arms.

Wang profile
Zherui (Jerry) Wang
OIST Research intern

Zherui (Jerry) Wang holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Master's degree in Quantum Computing from TU Delft. His wide-ranging interests within quantum information processing encompass areas such as quantum internet, quantum error correction, and quantum machine learning. In his spare time, Zherui enjoys sports like basketball and the game of Go. He's also an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves traveling, hiking, and swimming. When indoors, he enjoys immersing himself in the world of the Legend of Zelda, his favorite video game. One of Zherui's other passions is food - he's always on the lookout for tasty dishes from all around the world. He's excited to dive deeper into quantum information processing in the group.