About me

On this page you can learn more about me, my career and my hobbies.

โ—You can find more information on my Curriculum Vitae CV

If you have any question or just want to get in touch with me, shoot me an email !

Hi, I’m Stefano

I am researcher on Quantum Computing at Algorithmiq, and a PostDoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki.

Previosuly I was a Ph.D. student in Theoretical Physics at the University of Pavia (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Chiara Macchiavello, in the Quantum Information Theory (QUIT) group. My research during the Ph.D. focused on Quantum Computing, and in particular on Quantum Machine Learning and Variational Quantum Algorithms.

Broadly speaking, I’m very interested in topics which lies in the intersection between Quantum Computing and Computer Science. For more details, visit the Research page!

Short (academic) bio

I was born in Puglia, a wonderful region (go check it out) in the southern part of Italy. After High School, I moved to Trieste (norhtern Italy) to study Physics in the University of Triste, where I obtained my Bachelor degree in Physics, and my Master degree in Theoretical Physics, both with full marks.

Then I moved to Pavia (near Milan) to pursue a Ph.D. on Quantum Computing, which finished at the start of 2023 (actually, I’m still waiting to defend the thesis).

At the moment I live in Helsinki, where I contiue researching on quantum computing at Algorithmiq and at the University of Helsinki.


  • Research scientist @ Algorithmiq, Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ [Apr. 2023 - ongoing]
  • PostDoctoral researcer @ University of Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ [Apr. 2023 - ongoing]
  • Quantum Machine Learning intern @ Quantinuum, London ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง [April - August 2022]
  • Ph.D. on Quantum Computing @ University of Pavia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น [2019-2023]
  • MSc in Theoretical Physics @ University of Trieste ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น [2017-2019]
  • BSc in Physics @ University of Trieste ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น [2014-2017]


Here is a list of courses I’ve been involved to: Classes


Moving to more serious stuff, apart for work/academy, I am a slow travel lover ๐Ÿฅพ and mountain enthusiast โ›ฐ๏ธ. I love hiking, rock climbing, reading, playing guitar, and cooking (vegan ๐ŸŒฑ), and I’m very interested in environmental and social sustainability (full on Universal Basic Income!).

Also, together with some friend we created BeQuantum, the italian community on quantum technolgies, go check it out!

In case you asked, that’s me โ€“kind of 5 years ago as of 2023โ€“ with a weird smile in front of a glacier in Iceland.