Katerina Gratsea

Katerina Gratsea

Intern, Quantum Algorithm Researcher
Katerina Gratsea is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellow which gives her the freedom to formulate the research directions she works on. So far, she has delved into quantum perceptrons, quantum neural networks and quantum algorithms. She is working under the supervision of Maciej Lewenstein at ICFO and joined Zapata’s internship program under the supervision of Peter Johnson. She graduated with a master’s degree in Advanced Physics and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Crete. In her free time, she greatly enjoys horse-riding.

Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

I am intrigued to understand how quantum works.

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

How we could achieve quantum advantage.

What’s your superpower?

Identifying the positive in every situation.

If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

Feynman, a great person with great knowledge.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

You should not focus on the result, but how to get there instead.

What are people often surprised to know about you?

In elementary school, at the start of the holiday break I was making a calendar with all the cartoon shows from the TV program that I wanted to watch.