Cisco Quantum Research Award Recipients

Alireza Shabani

Alireza Shabani

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Cisco Quantum Lab has started with the mission to develop the underlying technologies for quantum networks and photonic information processing. Quantum technologies are currently at their early stage of development and the progress relies on basic science research in academic labs. As part of our development program, we support academic projects by providing research grants. Broadly, we fund projects in all quantum technology stack layers, hardware, software, and applications. A detailed list can be found on our call for proposals.

We are excited to announce the recipients of the quantum research award in the past year, 11 faculty members from the universities in the US, the UK, and the EU. Partnerships between industry and academic labs are vital to successful commercialization of quantum technologies.


Principle Investigator School Project Title
Marcos Curty Universidade de Vigo Secure Quantum
Communication with Correlated
Light Sources
Yufei Ding University of California, Santa Barbara Programming System for
Distributing Quantum Circuits in
a Quantum Data Network
Himanshu Gupta Stony Brook University Efficient Entanglement
Distribution in Quantum
Chris Heunen University of Edinburgh Distributing big quantum
computations over small
quantum computers
Elham Kashefi University of Edinburgh Practical Quantum
Cryptography from Hardware
Isaac Kim University of California, Davis Scalable fault-tolerant
quantum computing architecture with few
photon sources
Peter Lodahl University of Copenhagen LTQconn - Loss-Tolerant
Photonic Quantum
Hideo Mabuchi Stanford University Quantum synthesis via many-
body physics in broadband
nonlinear nanophotonics
Omar Magana-Loaiza Louisiana State University Adaptive high-dimensional
quantum cryptography in optical
fiber networks
Galan Moody University of California, Santa Barbara Programmable AlGaAs-on-
Insulator Photonic Chip for
Graph State Quantum
Mohsen Razavi University of Leeds Quantum Wide Area Networks
via Multi-Antenna Satellite

To learn more about our grant program and the areas of our interest, please visit our open call.

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