Prof. Angela Sara Cacciapuoti & Prof. Marcello Caleffi, University of Naples Federico II


The Quantum Internet is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Phenomena with no counterpart in classical networks, such as no-cloning, quantum measurement, entanglement, impose very challenging constraints for the network design. Specifically, classical network functionalities, ranging from error-control mechanisms to overhead-control strategies, are based on the assumption that classical information can be safely read and copied. But this assumption does not hold in the Quantum Internet.  As a consequence, the design of the Quantum Internet requires a major network-paradigm shift to harness the quantum mechanics specificities. The aim of this webinar is to highlight the challenges and the opportunities connected to the design and deployment of the Quantum Internet from a communication engineering perspective.

Tuesday, July 14th
Italian time: 9:00-11:00 (seminar) 11:00-12:00 (Match-making);
Chinese time: 15:00-17:00 seminar 17:00-18:00 Match-making

Prof. Angela Sara Cacciapuoti is a faculty at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Since July 2018, she held the national habilitation as “Full Professor” in Telecommunications Engineering. Currently, Angela Sara serves as Area Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and as Editor/Associate Editor for the journals: IEEE Trans. on Communications, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Quantum Engineering and IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society. In 2016 she has been an appointed member of the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals Standing Committee. Since 2017, she has been the elected Treasurer of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the IEEE Italy Section. Since 2018, she has been appointed as Publicity Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Standing Committee and then in 2020 as Vice-Chair of WICE. Her current research interests are mainly in Quantum Communications and Quantum Information Processing.

Prof. Marcello Caleffi is with the DIETI Department, University of Naples Federico II, and with the National Laboratory of Multimedia Communications, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). From 2010 to 2011, he was with the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology and with the NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya (N3Cat) at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), as visiting researcher. Since July 2018, he held the Italian national habilitation as Full Professor in Telecommunications Engineering. His work appeared in several premier IEEE Transactions and Journals, and he received multiple awards Currently, he serves as editor/associate technical editor for IEEE Trans. on Quantum Engineering, IEEE Communications Magazine and IEEE Communications Letters. He has served as Chair, TPC Chair, and TPC Member for several premier IEEE conferences. In 2017, he has been appointed Distinguished Lecturer from the IEEE Computer Society. In 2019, he has been appointed member of the IEEE New Initiatives Committee from IEEE Board of Directors.