Simone Montangero is Full Professor at University of Padua where he directs the Quantum Computing and Simulation Center. He is Honorary Professor at Ulm University and co-leads the Quantum Computing Spoke of the Italian National Center for HPC, Big-Data and Quantum Computer. He has been a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Science Foundation, a Humboldt Fellow and a IQOQI visiting fellow of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Science. He has been a member of the Science and Engineering Board of the Quantum Flagship.
He authored more than 150 scientific publications pioneering the development and application of quantum optimal control and of tensor network methods for quantum technologies and lattice gauge theories in one and more dimensions.