(TimesOfIndia) Saikat Guha, from Patna in Bihar, India has been appointed the director of Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) under University of Arizona. The CQN has been awarded a research project worth more than $26 million. The team is charged with developing the internet of the future, ruled by quantum mechanical properties, instead of conventional 0s (zeros) and 1s (ones). The work is expected to transform areas such as medicine, finance, data security, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and smart devices.
Saikat is the son of Professor S N Guha, former vice-chancellor of Patna-based Aryabhatta Knowledge University. Saikat went to the US in 2002 after passing Class XII examination from the local St Michael’s High School and completing BTech course from IIT Kanpur. He did his MSc and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).