Dr. Arpita Maitra

Assistant Professor, IAI

Dr. Arpita Maitra works in the domain of Quantum Information since the year 2001. She completed graduation and post-graduation in Physics from Calcutta University and was awarded the PhD degree from Computer Science & Engineering Department at Jadavpur University. She had an association with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during her PhD program and qualified the JRF test too.

After PhD, Arpita completed four years of Post Doctoral work in IIM Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur. Then she joined as an Assistant Professor at C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (CRR AIMSCS), University of Hyderabad Campus. She taught courses related to Security, Cryptology and Quantum Information in IIM, IIT and CRR AIMSCS.

Arpita visited (2015, 2016, 2018) Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo, Canada for research collaboration in the domain of Quantum Information. She has also visited the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EEIT), RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2013), the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2017) and the German University of Technology, Oman (February 2020).

She has authored more than 20 papers in reputed journals and conferences in the broad area of Quantum Secure Communication. She is also involved with several projects in this domain. Her present research interests are mainly in the areas of Secure Quantum Communication, Quantum Cryptanalysis, and Quantum Key Distribution protocols.