Quantum technology startup in ideation phase

QBee activities are led by 4 experienced researchers,  3 of them in Computer Engineering and one in Chemistry.  PhD students working for QBee are working on Quantum Genetics supervised by  Aritra Sarkar and Quantum Chemistry supervised by Tamara Sarac.  Their algorithms are stored in the Quantum Library and used by the different team members.
Imran Ashraf and Koen Bertels take care of the lower layers in the full stack, starting abt the quantum programming level up to the QBeeSim simulator or a physical chip if available.

For each of the experts, we are currently hiring a number of PhD students who are fascinated by the quantum dimension in various fields.

Quantum Team

Radouane Oudrhiri

CEO

Koen Bertels

Founder of QBee

He was a professor at the Delft University of Technology where he was leading the Quantum Computer Architecture team. He worked mostly on the definition of a full-stack quantum accelerator. Within QBee he stays responsible for the micro-architecture, the encryption, and the quantum database.

Imran Ashraf

PhD in Computer Engineering, has been working very intensively on the quantum compiler. First for the OpenQL language that the team in Delft created but we are now switching to the Qiskit platform where the OpenQASM language, launched by IBM generates the code that can be executed. Dr. Ashraf is responsible for translating OpenQASM to cQASM, the language we developed, and which is used by the micro-architecture.  He also works on the Qiskit platform to provide it with the features certain application fields need.

Aritra Sarkar

Co-founder of QBee

Ph.D. (2022) from TU Delft on “Applications of Quantum Computation and Algorithmic Information for Causal Modeling in Genomics and Reinforcement Learning”.

He was a Scientist in the Indian Space Research Organisation till 2016. Aritra’s interest is in automated reasoning and quantum programming, which can be applied to societal and scientific problems.

Tamara Sarac

PhD in Chemistry, originally came from Serbia but she studied Chemistry in Louvain-la-Neuve, leading also to a PhD.  She is responsible for the definition of the concepts and quantum algorithms for chemistry as that is one of the main target areas for QBee.  She is heavily studying quantum concepts and realizes that the transition to a quantum aspect leads indeed to new insights and understanding of the quantum chemical processes companies need.

Yasaman Samadi

Computer engineer from Iran, will be working on the quantum micro-architecture. Supervisor Bertels

Yassine Ferjani

Networking specialist from Tunesia, will be working on quantum encryption. Supervisor Bertels

Kourosh Sayar

Chemical engineer from Iran, will be working on quantum chemistry. Supervisor Sarac

Hong Feng

Electrical Engineering from China, will be working on quantum algoirhtms. Supervisor Sarkar

Delphine de Smedt

Data scientist from Belgium, will be working on a quantum database. Supervisor Bertels

Devanshi Arora

Data scientist from India, will be working on quantum algorithms. Supervisor Sarkar

Students from KULeuven

QBee wants to receive more students who want to do their MSc thesis work on various topics such as Chemistry, Genetics for the algorithmic aspects, quantum programming language, micro-architecture or the simulator.

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