NTT Research PHI Lab Adds to its Scientific Staff
Four New Scientists Join in First Half of 2021 to
“This internal growth reflects well on the Lab’s foundational research into topics ranging from quantum physics to neuroscience and promotes our long-term mission of re-thinking and redesigning computers,” said
Co-authors of a combined total of more than 100 academic papers, these six scientists bring to the
Adil Gangat: Dr. Gangatjoined the NTT Research PHI Labin February 2021from the University of Queensland, where he received his Ph.D. in physics in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Gerard Milburn. Since then, he has held post-doctoral and visiting researcher positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Sherbrooke, National Taiwan University, University of Hannover, Free Universityof Berlinand University of Leeds. In the year prior to joining NTT Research, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellencefor Engineered Quantum Systems at the University of Queensland. His current areas of research include the design and application of tensor network algorithms.
Sho Sugiura: Dr. Sugiurajoined the NTT Research PHI Labin April 2021. Over the previous three years, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) post-doctoral fellow for overseas research in the Department of Physicsin Professor Eugene Demler’s group at Harvard University. Before that, he was a JSPS postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Solid State Physicsin Professor Masaki Oshikawa’s group at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Sugiurareceived his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 2015 from the University of Tokyo, where his advisor was Professor Akira Shimizu. Dr. Sugiura’s areas of research include quantum statistical inference, thermalization and many-body scar states.
Thibault Chervy: Dr. Chervyjoined the PHI Labin August 2021as a Research Scientist. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at the Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering(ISIS), a joint research unit of the University of Strasbourgand the French National Center for Scientific Research(CNRS). Since then, he has been a Post-doctoral Researcher and a Visiting Scientist at ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) Zürichin the lab of Dr. Prof. Atac Imamoglu. His research focuses on the behavior of light in complex, topological and interacting media.
Edwin Ng: A Ph.D. candidate in applied physics at Stanford University, Ng has worked under the supervision of Professor Hideo Mabuchiat the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory, using coherent control principles, dynamical systems theory and model reduction methods to study the information-processing potential of nascent quantum-optical hardware and architectures such as ultrafast nonlinear nanophotonics and coherent neuromorphic networks. He joined the PHI Labas a research scientist in June 2021.
Gautam Reddy: Dr. Reddyjoined the PHI Labas a Research Scientist in August 2021. He had been an Independent Post-doctoral Fellow at the NSF-Simons Center for Mathematical & Statistical Analysisof Biology at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2019 from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Reddyworks on the intersection of physics, reinforcement learning and neuroscience with a focus on the strategies that animals use to solve complex navigational tasks. His goal is to understand how artificial and biological agents process relevant information and learn to solve complex tasks from high-dimensional data. Previously, he has worked on how gliders optimally extract energy from atmospheric turbulent flows, how animals track odor trails and theoretical aspects of optimal sequential decision-making.
Dr. Kimjoined the NTT Research PHI Labin June 2021as a post-doctoral fellow, soon after receiving his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology( Caltech) under the supervision of Prof. Harry A. Atwater. His doctoral research, supported by a Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellowship, focused on tunable nanophotonic devices based on a phase transition material.
In addition to its 18 scientists, the