Antia Lamas-Linares

Research Associate

High Performance Computing Tools


Antia joined TACC in 2015 as a member of the HPC Software Tools group. She has a background in experimental quantum information with a PhD in Physics from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining TACC she worked at NIST Boulder, the Centre for Quantum Technologies (Singapore) and the University of California Santa Barbara. Her work focused on quantum optics implementations of quantum information protocols, foundations of physics, and security vulnerabilities of practical implementations of quantum cryptography. At TACC, Antia maintains several packages in the HPC stack and helps users adapt their workflows to take full advantage of computational and storage resources. Additionally, she is in the process of installing and supporting several quantum computing simulation packages for use by the wider research community.

Areas of Research

Quantum computation

Quantum cryptography and hacking

Entanglement sources

Simulation of quantum hardware in classical resources

Current Projects

Quantum hardware simulation on classical computers

User support tools

Quantum cloaking

Selected Publications

A universal setup for active control of a single-photon detector, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 013108 (2014),

Nanosecond scale timing jitter in transition edge sensors at visible and telecom wavelengths, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 231117 (2013) -

Full field implementation of a perfect eavesdropper on a quantum cryptography system, Nat. Commun. 2, 349 (2011) -

Daylight operation of a free space, entanglement based quantum key distribution system, New J. Phys. 11 045007 (2009) -

Breaking a quantum key distribution system through a timing side channel, Opt. Express 15, 9388 (2007) -

Experimental quantum cloning of single photons, Science 296 (5568), 712-714 (2002).

Stimulated emission of polarization-entangled photons, Nature 412 (6850), 887-890 (2001)

A full publication list can be found at:

Speaking Engagements/Conference Participation

International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC)'18. Conference Committee Member. Baton Rouge, LA. March 12-18, 2018.

Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCRYPYT)'16. Conference Committee Member. Washington, D.C. September 12-16, 2016.

CLEO2015. Conference Committee Member. San Jose, CA. May 10-15, 2015.

CLEO2015. Conference Committee Member. San Jose, CA. Jun 8-13, 2014.


DPhil in Physics,
University of Oxford

MSc in Applied Optics,
Imperial College London

Licenciatura (BSc) in Physics,
Universidade de Santiago (Spain)