Professor Hadiseh Alaeian received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Stanford University in 2015. For her dissertation focused on the studies of non-Hermitian and active photonic systems, she received the silver medal from Materials Research Society in 2015. After her graduation, she moved to Germany first, as a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bonn and later as a junior group leader at the 5th institute of Physics at the University of Stuttgart. Her research has been focused on quantum dynamics and phase transitions in photonic systems including their Bose-Einstein condensation and atominduced photon-photon interactions. In August 2020, Hadiseh joined Purdue as an assistant professor of the Electrical Engineering and Physics where she is extending her studies to the strongly interacting quantum photonics and quantum photonic gates using Rydberg excitons.