I am a Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Steffen Glaser at the Technical University of Munich and my research work is focused on quantum optimal control. I graduated with a BS-MS degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India. During my degree program, I did multiple internships for exploring the field of Physics ranging from optics to quantum information. My master dissertation was focused on developing the pulse sequences for three-qubit quantum gates using genetic algorithms and to implement them on the NMR quantum information processor.

As a researcher, I am interested in both foundation and applications of quantum information and quantum optimal control. Currently, I am working on developing a theoretical technique for tomography of unknown quantum processes and to implement them experimentally on an NMR spectrometer. I am also working on the foundations of quantum control theory from the Lie-algebraic framework. Together with UBFC, Dijon we are exploring different analytical techniques to design control fields for linear spring system and the mapping of these controls on the nonlinear spin system. I am also working in close collaboration with the University of Ulm to design the pulse sequence for polarization transfer to enhance the sensing in nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamonds.


  • A. Devra, A., Prabhu, P., Singh, H. et al. Efficient experimental design of high-fidelity three-qubit quantum gates via genetic programming. Quantum Inf Process 17, 67 (2018).
  • V. Martikyan, A. Devra, D. Guéry-Odelin, S. Glaser, D. Sugny “Robust control of an ensemble of springs: Application to Ion Cyclotron Resonance and two-level Quantum Systems” arXiv:2007.08402

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