Dr Elica Kyoseva is originally from Bulgaria and she was fascinated by Astronomy and Physics since she was young. After the completion of her PhD in Quantum Optics and Information, she moved to the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore as a postdoc. Three years later, she established her own research group in Quantum Engineering at the Singapore University of Tech & Design. Subsequently, Elica spent a year at MIT (Cambridge, USA) as a Research Fellow in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department. Elica’s research expertise is in quantum control and engineering.
In 2016 Elica was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship for research excellence by the European Commission with which she relocated to Tel Aviv, Israel and continued her research in robust control methods for QC. Since the beginning of 2020 she was an Entrepreneur in Residence and Advisor at a venture capital firm and was instrumental for their investments in quantum computing startups. In September 2020, she took a senior role with the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim to develop applications of quantum algorithms to the drug discovery process. She is thrilled to work on the cutting edge of applied quantum computing technologies and use them to improve the lives of humans and animals.
Additionally to her scientific career, Elica is very passionate about ending gender inequality in the STEM fields and served as a STEM Ambassador to the UN Women Singapore Committee for 2 years. Currently, she is the Managing Director for Israel of the global non-profit organization Girls in Tech. Thus, she is excited to join the Advisory Board of She Quantum and to work towards encouraging more girls and women to pursue a career in QC.
Elica lives in Tel Aviv and is a mum of a 4-year old girl who adores Minnie Mouse and wants to be a dog walker when she grows up.