CV

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
September 2015 – September 2019.
University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Supervisors: Prof. Lajos Hanzo, Assoc. Prof. Soon Xin Ng (Michael).
Research Group: Next-Generation Wireless.
Research Area: Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Communication, Quantum Error Correction Codes.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
August 2012 – August 2014.
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

Honour: Cum Laude (Distinction). GPA: 3.93/4.00.
Dissertation Topic: Repeat-Accumulate Codes for Wireless Relay Channel.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
August 2009 – August 2013.
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

Honour: Cum Laude (Distinction). GPA: 3.71/4.00.
Dissertation Topic: FPGA Implementation of SOVA for Turbo Decoding.

Work Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher
January 2020 – Present.
University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Research fellow in the Quantum Internet Research Group working on noiseless quantum communication for Quantum Internet framework.

Postdoctoral Researcher
September 2019 – January 2020.
University of Southampton, UK.

Senior research assistant in the Next-Generation Wireless Research Group working on quantum error-correction codes for quantum computation and communication.

Course Instructor
September 2018 – September 2019.
University of Southampton, UK.

Course instructor in the Lifelong Learning Department. Delivering course on the introduction to quantum computation and quantum communication for public audience.

Demonstrator
February 2017 – February 2019.
University of Southampton, UK.

Lab work demonstrator for the first-year undergraduate students in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS).

Research and Teaching Assistant
August 2014 – August 2015.
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

Research assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, specifically for Telecommunication and High-Frequency Systems Laboratory and Signal Processing Laboratory. As a teaching assistant, I delivered tutorial lectures for the following courses/modules: Mathematics for Engineering, Mathematics for Electrical Engineering, Physics for Engineering, Physics for Electrical Engineering, Probability and Statistics, Signals and Systems.

Course Instructor
August 2013 – August 2015.
Cisco Networking Academy, Indonesia.

Course Instructor at the Cisco Networking Academy located in the Department Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada. I delivered the following courses: Introduction to Network, Routing and Switching Essentials, Scaling Networks, Connecting Networks.

Engineering Internship Program
July 2014 – September 2014.
Telkomsel, Indonesia.

An internship program at the biggest mobile cellular service provider in Indonesia, working in the Radio, Transport, and Power Operation (RTPO) Division, Network Service (NS) Department.

Honors and Awards

Runner-Up, Outstanding Contributions in Outreach and Public Engagement
May 2019.
Doctoral College, University of Southampton.

Honorable Mention, Doctoral Researcher Awards
May 2018.
Association of British-Turkish Academics (ABTA), UK.

1st Grand Prize Winner and People’s Choice Award, 3-Minute Thesis Competition
May 2018.
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS), University of Southampton.

Doctoral Scholarship
September 2015.
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan, LPDP).

Top 3 Indonesian Delegation, Global Program “Huawei Seeds for The Future”
December 2014.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Head of Department’s Excellence Award
December 2014.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Best Paper Award, 6th Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (CITEE)
October 2014.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Best Graduate of the Undergraduate Programs
November 2013.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Publication Lists

D. Chandra, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum Coding Bounds and a Closed-Form Approximation of the Minimum Distance Versus Quantum Coding Rate,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 11557–11581, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2716367.

D. Chandra, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum Topological Error Correction Codes: The Classical-to-Quantum Isomorphism Perspective,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 13729–13757, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2784417.

D. Chandra, Z. Babar, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Near-Hashing-Bound Multiple-Rate Quantum Turbo Short-Block Codes,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 52712–52730, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2911515.

D. Chandra, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum Topological Error Correction Codes Are Capable of Improving the Performance of Transversal Clifford Gates,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 121501–121529, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2936795.

M. Caleffi, D. Chandra, D. Cuomo, S. Hassanpour, A. S. Cacciapuoti, “The Rise of the Quantum Internet,” Computer, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 67–72, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/MC.2020.2984871.

R. Cane, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Mitigation of Decoherence-Induced Quantum-Bit Errors and Quantum-Gate Errors Using Steane’s Code,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 83693–83709, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2991802.

Z. Babar, Z. B. K. Egilmez, L. Xiang, D. Chandra, R. G. Maunder, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Polar Codes and Their Quantum-Domain Counterparts,” IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 123–155, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2019.2937923.

P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo,, “Quantum Algorithms for Wireless Communications,” IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1209–1242, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2018.2882385.

Z. Babar, D. Chandra, H. V. Nguyen, P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Duality of Quantum and Classical Error Correction Codes: Design Principles and Examples,” IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 970–1010, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2018.2861361.

D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum-Aided Multi-Objective Routing Optimization Using Back-Tracing-Aided Dynamic Programming,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. 7856–7860, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2018.2803068.

M. A. M. Izhar, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum Turbo Decoding for Quantum Channels Exhibiting Memory,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 12369–12381, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2808373.

D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “A Quantum-Search-Aided Dynamic Programming Framework for Pareto Optimal Routing in Wireless Multihop Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 3485–3500, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2018.2803068.

P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, S. Feng, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, R. Zhang, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum-Assisted Indoor Localization for Uplink mm-Wave and Downlink Visible Light Communication Systems,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 23327–23351, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2733557.

H. V. Nguyen, Z. Babar, D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, D. Chandra, M. A. M. Izhar, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Towards the Quantum Internet: Generalised Quantum Network Coding for Large-scale Quantum Communication Networks,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 17288–17308, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2738781.

H. V. Nguyen, P. Trinh, A. Pham, Z. Babar, D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Network Coding Aided Cooperative Quantum Key Distribution Over Free-Space Optical Channels,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 12301–12317, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2712288.

Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Serially Concatenated Unity-Rate Codes Improve Quantum Codes Without Coding-Rate Reduction,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 1916–1919, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2593874.

H. V. Nguyen, Z. Babar, P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “EXIT-Chart Aided Quantum Code Design Improves the Normalised Throughput of Realistic Quantum Devices,” IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 10194–10209, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2591910.

P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo, “Quantum-Aided Multi-User Transmission in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems,” IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 7402–7424, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2591904.

P. Botsinis, Z. Babar, D. Alanis, D. Chandra, H. V. Nguyen, S. X. Ng, and L. Hanzo,, “Quantum Error Correction Protects Quantum Search Algorithms Against Decoherence,” Scientific Reports , vol. 6, 2016. DOI: 10.1038/srep38095.

Z. Babar, H. V. Nguyen, P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, D. Chandra, S. X. Ng, R. G. Maunder, and L. Hanzo, “Fully-Parallel Quantum Turbo Decoder,” IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 6073–6085, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2581978.

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