Dr. Mandilara received her Ph.D. at Washington University in St.Louis, under the supervision of Prof J W Clark. As a postdoctoral researcher, she has worked in several theoretical groups in France and Belgium; Aimé Cotton Laboratory at Université Paris Sud 11, Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques Laboratory –CNRS at Université Diderot-Paris 7, Télécom ParisTech –CNRS and the Center for Quantum Information and Communication, Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Since February 2014 she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physics at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Her main contributions are in the areas of quantum control, entanglement, quantum communication and computation, and quantum optics. Full list of Aikaterini’s publications can be found on her google scholar page.