Marine Demarty is a doctoral researcher in the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS) at the University of Edinburgh. She is a double graduate from the University of Edinburgh and Université Paris-Saclay (Institut d’Optique) where she earned an M.Sc. in Mathematical Physics and an M.Sc. in Optical Engineering. Before that she attended Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles, an intensive 2-year course in pure mathematics, physics, chemistry and theoretical computer science with even a bit of French and philosophy.
Recently, she has taken interest in characterising the potential of current quantum devices at solving tasks with useful applications such as optimisation problems. In particular, she is researching how to improve existing frameworks to certify and/or predict quantum advantage. Her current focus is on analysing how fast the entropy increases as errors accumulate in noisy parameterised quantum circuits, in order to benchmark the quality of the solution to optimisation tasks given by quantum devices.