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Angela Sara Cacciapuoti

Angela Sara Cacciapuoti is Associate Professor at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), where she is co-leading the Quantum Internet Research Group ( Her research interests are in Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Communications and Quantum Networks. Her work has appeared in first tier IEEE journals and she has received different awards, including the “2022 IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award”, the “2022 WICE Outstanding Achievement Award” for outstanding contribution in the quantum communication and network field, and “2021 N2Women: Stars in Networking and Communications”. Angela Sara is also one of the authors of the first RFC about the architectural principles of the Quantum Internet within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Lately, she also received the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Service Award for EMEA 2023, assigned for the outstanding service to IEEE Communications Society in the EMEA Region.

Currently, she is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer with lectures topics on Quantum Internet and Quantum Communications. Moreover, she serves as Editor at Large for IEEE Trans. on Communications and as Editor/Associate Editor for the journals: IEEE Trans. on Quantum Engineering, IEEE Network and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. She served as Area Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2019 to Sept 2023, and she was the recipient of the 2017 Exemplary Editor Award of the IEEE Communications Letters. In 2023, she also served as lead Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC special issue "The Quantum Internet: Principles, Protocols, and Architectures". From 2020 to 2021, Angela Sara was the Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE). Previously, she has been appointed as Publicity Chair of WICE. From 2016 to 2019 she has been an appointed member of the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals Standing Committee. From 2017 to 2020, she has been the Treasurer of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the IEEE Italy Section. 

Lecture Topics
  • The rise of the Quantum Internet: From No-Cloning to Teleportation
  • How Deep the Theory of Quantum Communications Goes
  • Quantum Internet: from classical to quantum paths
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