David Elkouss

David Elkouss holds master's degrees in electrical engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Telecom Paris. During his master's studies, he became passionate about (classical) error correction and the fundamental limits of communications. He moved to the computer science faculty at UPM to earn his Ph.D. optimizing error-correcting codes for quantum key distribution. After the Ph.D., he held two postdoctoral positions. The first one was at the Faculty of Mathematics in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he studied the mathematical properties of quantum communications channels. The second one was at QuTech in TU Delft, where he worked in the first loophole-free Bell experiment. Later, he started his own theory group at QuTech within the Quantum Internet and Networked Quantum Computation division. In 2022, he moved to OIST to start NetQ, the networked quantum devices unit, and develop theoretical tools for enabling near-term quantum devices to perform communications, computational and cryptographic tasks.

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2022 - present
Associate Professor. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
2017 - 2022
Assistant Professor. QuTech - Delft University of Technology
2015 - 2016
Postdoctoral researcher. QuTech - Delft University of Technology
2012 - 2015
Postdoctoral researcher. Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid.
Kavli Institute for Nanoscience publication prize for the best publication of the biennial 2015 – 2016 (corecipient)
Paul Ehrenfest award, international prize for quantum foundations (corecipient)
Polytechnic University of Madrid extraordinary dissertation prize for the academic year 2011 – 2012
IEEE QCE 2022 cochair quantum networking and communications track
OPTICA Signal Processing in Photonic Communications (SPPCom) program chair
IEEE QCE 2021 cochair quantum networking and communications track
2021 - present
Associate editor ACM transactions on quantum computation
2020 - present
Associate editor IET quantum communication
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David Elkouss
Associate Professor
PhD Polytechnic Universiy of Madrid, Faculty of Computer Science.
Master in International Business Administration ICEX-CECO Business School.
Diplôme d’ingénieur (MSc) École nationale supérieure des télécommunications (now called Télecom Paris). Polytechnic Institute of Paris.
Ingeniero de Telecomunicaciones (MSc) Polytechnic University of Madrid, Faculty of Telecommunications.