About Me

I’m Alessandro (Scinawa). I am a researcher in quantum algorithms at CQT (Centre for Quantum Technologies). I’ve done a PhD in quantum machine learning at IRIF (Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale) and PCQC (Paris Center for Quantum Computation). My PhD was sponsored by Atos Quantum Lab, and I am the author of 2 patents in quantum technologies.

In another life, I was a contractor for some nation-wide projects for 3 ICT companies. I’ve also been an expert witness (consulente tecnico di parte) for 2 court cases. I am a founding member of Inclusive Hacker Framework. A decade ago I started to be involved in the vivid italian hackers’ community, where sometimes I contribute with talks. I am also a fellow of Hermes Center for digital human rights. I put my code online on Github. For more details please see Linkedin, and Scholar.

I served on the Program Committee of: EndSummerCamp 2016, IHC, and in the Local Committee of: FOCS2018.

Research Interest

I write new quantum algorithms with specific focus on quantum machine learning. Furthermore, I also study how to apply quantum algorithms to solve real problems in:

Before, I studied graph centrality measures, and I worked on the 4th of the Axioms for centrality.

You can follow (live) my PhD defense here.

Teaching and mentorship

I supervised the following students:


The level of achievement that you have in anything, is a reflection of how well you were able to focus on it. (Steve Vai)

Publications and talks










I (used to) play music. When I’m with friends and there’s a guitar or a piano around, maybe this. Di facili costumi ma di sani principi.

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