My trajectory toward quantum computing and quantum machine learning was not entirely linear.
I have received my MSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2007.
Subsequently, I was enrolled in a Graduate program in
Mathematics (program with emphasis on numerical mathematics), while
simultaneously working as a research assistant in the Division of
Molecular Biology, Laboratory for Evolutionary Genetics of the Ruđer
Bošković Institute in Zagreb (research in evolutionary genomics).
In 2010, I moved to the UK, switched fileds to quantum information,
and in 2012 I finished a PhD program in Theoretical Physics at
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, working on new quantum
cryptographic protocols (secure delegated quantum computing, and
quantum digital signatures).
After my PhD, I have held post-doctoral positions at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh (2012-2013), Institute of Theoretical Physics of Innsbruck University (2013-2017), and the Theory Group of Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany (2017-2018).
Since 2013, my research has mostly focused on various aspects of quantum machine learning including the development of novel quantum algorithms for machine learning and AI problems, and the application of AI methods in quantum contexts.
On a personal note, I like the following things (list not exhaustive and in no specific order): concise arguments, wombats, sci-fi, track & field, weightlifting, heavy metal and simple webpages.