Saikat Guha

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Photonics
Associate Professor of Optical Sciences
Email Address: 
saikat@optics.arizona.edu
Office Location: 
Meinel 523
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Phone Number: 
520-621-7595
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2004
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, 2002
Employment: 
  • Associate Professor, The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2017-present
  • Lead Scientist, Quantum Information Processing (QuIP) Group, Raytheon BBN Technologies, 2016-2017
  • Senior Scientist, Quantum Information Processing (QuIP) Group, Raytheon BBN Technologies, 2012-2016
  • Scientist, Quantum Information Processing (QuIP) Group, Raytheon BBN Technologies, 2008-2012
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • American Physical Society (APS), Member, 2011
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Senior Member, 2016
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Member, 2000
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Electronics Club: Coordinator, 2000-2002
  • MIT Sangam (Indian Students' Association at Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Vice President, 2003 - 2004
Awards and Honors: 
  • EPS: Best Balance Between Theory and Experiment at 29th International Physics Olympiad, 1998
  • IIT Kanpur: Sridhar Memorial Prize, 2002
  • IIT Kanpur: Certificate of Merit for Academic Excellence in Undergraduate Program in Electrical Engineering, 2002
  • IPhO: Honorable mention at 29th International Physics Olympiad, Reykjavik, 1998
  • MIT: Raymie Stata Award for Outstanding Performance as Teaching Assistant, 2005
  • BBN Technologies: Anita Jones Entrepreneurial Award, 2013
  • NASA: Tech Brief Award, 2010
  • NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition: Honorable mention, 2015
  • Raytheon: Excellence in Engineering and Technology Award, 2016
  • Raytheon: Excellence in Engineering and Technology Award, 2011
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Optical Communications 
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Optical and Quantum Computing
  • Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Network Theory
 
Research Summary: 

My background lies at the intersection of information theory and quantum optics. At the high level, my research interests lie in investigating fundamental quantum limits of photonic information processing with applications to optical communications, imaging, sensing and computation. I am interested in investigating structured realizations of optical systems whose performance can approach these fundamental limits. I am also interested in network information and communication theory, and applications of ideas therein to developing scalable realizations of photonic quantum computing and a quantum communication network.

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