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We use quantum computers
to create a healthier future


Meet our team

We use quantum computers
to create a healthier future


Meet our team

We bring together multidisciplinary and collaborative teams to develop cutting-edge research in quantum computing and related topics. We provide intellectual freedom, the best resources and structure, a supportive culture and an inclusive environment to produce extraordinary results and big smiles.

Research and Development

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Sabrina Maniscalco

CEO and co-founder

Sabrina is a Professor of Quantum Information, Computing and Logic at the University of Helsinki. She has been working on Quantum Technology for over 20 years, focussing on noise in quantum devices, complex quantum systems and quantum simulations. She loves the mountains, the sea, her converted campervan Zag, and all food from her Mother Island, Sicily.

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Guillermo García-Pérez

CSO and co-founder

Guillermo holds a PhD from the Univ. of Barcelona and did postdoctoral research at the Univ. of Turku and the Univ. of Helsinki. He co-founded Algorithmiq in 2020, where he has worked as CSO since then. He is interested in quantum information and network theory and enjoys spending time outdoors with his dogs, Lyra and Megan.

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Matteo Rossi

CTO and co-founder

Matteo holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Milan and did postdoctoral research at University of Turku and Aalto University (Finland). He is interested in quantum simulation, computation and metrology and loves programming (classical and quantum) computers. He also plays the guitar and likes travelling.

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Boris Sokolov

Lead Researcher and co-founder

Boris holds a degree in Electronics and a PhD from the University of Turku on the topic of open quantum systems, special relativity and complex systems. His other interests include quantum computing and machine learning. He enjoys nature, cycling and windsurfing.

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Jussi Westergren

Lead Complex Systems Researcher
and co-founder

Jussi studied mathematics, physics and fine arts at McGill and the Univ. of Helsinki. He received his PhD from the Univ. of Oxford. In addition to his research on the scope and limitations of modeling nature, Jussi has played a key role in founding and advising several companies and institutions such as academia.edu, DeepMind, Intellectual Ventures, Turkana Basin Institute, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Emmy Network.

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Zoltán Zimborás

Senior Researcher

Zoltán is the head of the Quantum Computing Group at the Wigner Research Centre. He received his PhD at Eötvös University and worked later at UCL and FU Berlin. His research at Algorithmiq focuses on both the theoretical aspects of variational quantum algorithms and their practical implementation. He is passionate about teaching chess to children, especially to his six-year-old daughter.

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Mark Goldsmith

Lead AI Researcher

Mark received a joint Honours Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in 2005, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University. In 2016 he helped launch the Emmy Network, where he continues to conduct research on complex systems and machine learning. He is a father of two, a beatmaker, and tea snob.

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Walter Talarico

Senior Researcher

Walt received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physic from Univ. of Turku.  His research has focused on the development of scalable numerical approaches to study thermo-electric effects in correlated materials.  He joined Algorithmiq to design optimised software and algorithms for quantum computers.  He loves listening and playing music, exploring new places and making fancy cocktails.

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Elsi-Mari Borrelli

Lead Quantum Biology Researcher

Elsi holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics and did postdoctoral research at Aalto Univ. and Univ. of Turku focusing on theoretical characterization of quantum noise. She has also worked in industrial research on topics ranging from advanced analytics and prognostics for electrical devices to human-robot interfaces. She loves all kinds of sports, nature, good food and sauna.

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Stefan Knecht

Leading Quantum Chemist Researcher

Stefan is a Privatdozent at the U Mainz and received his venia legendi in theoretical chemistry from ETH Zürich. He got his PhD at the U Düsseldorf and did postdoctoral research at the U Strasbourg and the Univ. of Southern Denmark in Odense. He is interested in the chemistry of the heaviest elements and in multi-configurational electronic structure theory. He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis and running in nature.

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Adam Glos

Computer Science Researcher

Adam holds PhD in Computer Science in ITAI PAS and is a member of the QWorld Association. His main interest is NISQ-era quantum optimization, including effective representations of problems into a quantum computer. He can make a sound out of double bass, hopes NP is not in P and owns two cats, none called Schrödinger.

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Daniel Cavalcanti

Senior Researcher and
Head of Branding & Communication

Daniel holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona/Institute of Photonic Sciences and has been working on quantum information for 15 years. His interests span quantum foundations, communication and and network science. He also has a master's degree in graphic design and is the director of the Bitflow studio. He loves playing the electric bass, hiking and coffee.

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Joona Kurikka

Senior Researcher

Joona has completed his M. Sc. degree from Aalto University in 2013 on Cognitive Technology and product development and is currently finalizing his Ph.D. in Computer Science on proliferating innovations from fundamental research. He has been working on related projects for the past decade with Emmy Network, CERN, IBM, Nokia and Elisa.

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Caterina Foti

Senior Researcher and Outreach Coordinator

Caterina got her PhD in quantum foundations from the University of Florence. In addition to post-doctoral research in Florence and Helsinki at Aalto University, she taught in high schools and American universities. She is in love with the quantum world and passionate about innovative education and outreach. She always looks on the bright side and is a theatre actress.

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Anton Nykänen

Junior Researcher

Anton is doing an industrial PhD at the University of Helsinki with Algorithmiq. He completed a Master’s degree in theoretical physics at the University of Turku. His academic interests range from quantum computing to emergent phenomena from quantum entanglement. His free time is filled with climbing, playing various wind instruments, board games, reading and spontaneous activities.

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Harto Saarinen

Junior Researcher

Harto is about to finish his PhD at University of Turku in stochastics. His main research interests are mathematical modelling, optimal control and binary classification. He is eager to further expand his skill set in all mathematical subjects. He also loves playing padel, tennis and board games.

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Joonas Malmi

Junior Researcher

Joonas graduated from University of Turku with a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics. He’s currently doing an industrial PhD with Algorithmiq and University of Helsinki because of his interests in quantum computing and working at the forefront of industry. On his off-time Joonas enjoys rock climb, hiking, and playing the trumpet. He dreams of one day playing a carnyx.

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Keijo Korhonen

Junior Researcher

Keijo is a master's student in theoretical and computational methods at the University of Helsinki and is writing his thesis with Algorithmiq. He is excited about entering the field of quantum computing and hopes to put his theoretical knowledge and computational skills into practice.

 Keijo maintains his Finnish, Japanese and Swiss roots and loves badminton, rock climbing and playing the piano.

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Matea Leahy

Intern, Researcher

Matea has a BSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the University of Dublin and is currently undertaking her MSc in Quantum Science and Technology at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Algorithmiq. Her particular interest are quantum computing and algorithms. She is a coffee and food obsessive, play basketball and Gaelic football and has 8 dogs.


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Aaron Fitzpatrick

Intern, Researcher

Aaron has a BSc in theoretical physics and is now doing an MSc in quantum science and technology, both at Trinity College Dublin. He is doing an internship at Algorithmiq on quantum chemistry and simulations and is interested in quantum machine learning. He enjoys Formula 1, hiking, chess, motorcycling and cooking.

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Aaron Miller

Intern, Researcher

Aaron holds a BSc in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin, continuing at Trinity with an MSc in Quantum Science and Technology. He is interested in the computational simulation of physics, and quantum chemistry more in particular. He loves coffee, enjoys martial arts and competes at national level in kickboxing.

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Olli Dahlgren

Intern, Researcher

Olli is a student in the Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods at the Univ.  of Helsinki. Ever since he first was introduced to the idea of quantum computation, Olli was hooked and determined to find out what there is to discover. Outside of work, Olli enjoys a disc golf course coupled with nice Finnish summer weather, and at other times, a cozy boardgame night with friends will do the trick.

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Sabrina Maniscalco

CEO and co-founder

Sabrina is a Professor of Quantum Information, Computing and Logic at the University of Helsinki. She has been working on Quantum Technology for over 20 years, focussing on noise in quantum devices, complex quantum systems and quantum simulations. She loves the mountains, the sea, her converted campervan Zag, and all food from her Mother Island, Sicily.

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Guillermo García-Pérez

CSO and co-founder

Guillermo holds a PhD from the Univ. of Barcelona and did postdoctoral research at the Univ. of Turku and the Univ. of Helsinki. He co-founded Algorithmiq in 2020, where he has worked as CSO since then. He is interested in quantum information and network theory and enjoys spending time outdoors with his dogs, Lyra and Megan.

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Matteo Rossi

CTO and co-founder

Matteo holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Milan and did postdoctoral research at University of Turku and Aalto University (Finland). He is interested in quantum simulation, computation and metrology and loves programming (classical and quantum) computers. He also plays the guitar and likes travelling.

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Boris Sokolov

Lead Researcher and co-founder

Boris holds a degree in Electronics and a PhD from the University of Turku on the topic of open quantum systems, special relativity and complex systems. His other interests include quantum computing and machine learning. He enjoys nature, cycling and windsurfing.

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Jussi Westergren

Lead Complex Systems Researcher
and co-founder

Jussi studied mathematics, physics and fine arts at McGill and the Univ. of Helsinki. He received his PhD from the Univ. of Oxford. In addition to his research on the scope and limitations of modeling nature, Jussi has played a key role in founding and advising several companies and institutions such as academia.edu, DeepMind, Intellectual Ventures, Turkana Basin Institute, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Emmy Network.

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Zoltán Zimborás

Senior Researcher

Zoltán is the head of the Quantum Computing Group at the Wigner Research Centre. He received his PhD at Eötvös University and worked later at UCL and FU Berlin. His research at Algorithmiq focuses on both the theoretical aspects of variational quantum algorithms and their practical implementation. He is passionate about teaching chess to children, especially to his six-year-old daughter.

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Walter Talarico

Senior Researcher

Walt received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physic from Univ. of Turku.  His research has focused on the development of scalable numerical approaches to study thermo-electric effects in correlated materials.  He joined Algorithmiq to design optimised software and algorithms for quantum computers.  He loves listening and playing music, exploring new places and making fancy cocktails.

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Mark Goldsmith

Lead AI Researcher

Mark received a joint Honours Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in 2005, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University. In 2016 he helped launch the Emmy Network, where he continues to conduct research on complex systems and machine learning. He is a father of two, a beatmaker, and tea snob.

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Joona Kurikka

Senior Researcher

Joona has completed his M. Sc. degree from Aalto University in 2013 on Cognitive Technology and product development and is currently finalizing his Ph.D. in Computer Science on proliferating innovations from fundamental research. He has been working on related projects for the past decade with Emmy Network, CERN, IBM, Nokia and Elisa.

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Adam Glos

Computer Science Researcher

Adam holds PhD in Computer Science in ITAI PAS and is a member of the QWorld Association. His main interest is NISQ-era quantum optimization, including effective representations of problems into a quantum computer. He can make a sound out of double bass, hopes NP is not in P and owns two cats, none called Schrödinger.

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Elsi-Mari Borrelli

Lead Quantum Biology Researcher

Elsi holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics and did postdoctoral research at Aalto Univ. and Univ. of Turku focusing on theoretical characterization of quantum noise. She has also worked in industrial research on topics ranging from advanced analytics and prognostics for electrical devices to human-robot interfaces. She loves all kinds of sports, nature, good food and sauna.

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Stefan Knecht

Leading Quantum Chemist Researcher

Stefan is a Privatdozent at the U Mainz and received his venia legendi in theoretical chemistry from ETH Zürich. He got his PhD at the U Düsseldorf and did postdoctoral research at the U Strasbourg and the Univ. of Southern Denmark in Odense. He is interested in the chemistry of the heaviest elements and in multi-configurational electronic structure theory. He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis and running in nature.

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Daniel Cavalcanti

Senior Researcher and
Head of Branding & Communication

Daniel holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona/Institute of Photonic Sciences and has been working on quantum information for 15 years. His interests span quantum foundations, communication and and network science. He also has a master's degree in graphic design and is the director of the Bitflow studio. He loves playing the electric bass, hiking and coffee.

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Caterina Foti

Senior Researcher and Outreach Coordinator

Caterina got her PhD in quantum foundations from the University of Florence. In addition to post-doctoral research in Florence and Helsinki at Aalto University, she taught in high schools and American universities. She is in love with the quantum world and passionate about innovative education and outreach. She always looks on the bright side and is a theatre actress.

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Harto Saarinen

Junior Researcher

Harto is about to finish his PhD at University of Turku in stochastics. His main research interests are mathematical modelling, optimal control and binary classification. He is eager to further expand his skill set in all mathematical subjects. He also loves playing padel, tennis and board games.

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Anton Nykänen

Junior Researcher

Anton is doing an industrial PhD at the University of Helsinki with Algorithmiq. He completed a Master’s degree in theoretical physics at the University of Turku. His academic interests range from quantum computing to emergent phenomena from quantum entanglement. His free time is filled with climbing, playing various wind instruments, board games, reading and spontaneous activities.

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Joonas Malmi

Junior Researcher

Joonas graduated from University of Turku with a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics. He’s currently doing an industrial PhD with Algorithmiq and University of Helsinki because of his interests in quantum computing and working at the forefront of industry. On his off-time Joonas enjoys rock climb, hiking, and playing the trumpet. He dreams of one day playing a carnyx.

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Keijo Korhonen

Junior Researcher

Keijo is a master's student in theoretical and computational methods at the University of Helsinki and is writing his thesis with Algorithmiq. He is excited about entering the field of quantum computing and hopes to put his theoretical knowledge and computational skills into practice.

 Keijo maintains his Finnish, Japanese and Swiss roots and loves badminton, rock climbing and playing the piano.

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Matea Leahy

Intern, Researcher

Matea has a BSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the University of Dublin and is currently undertaking her MSc in Quantum Science and Technology at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Algorithmiq. Her particular interest are quantum computing and algorithms. She is a coffee and food obsessive, play basketball and Gaelic football and has 8 dogs.


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Aaron Fitzpatrick

Intern, Researcher

Aaron has a BSc in theoretical physics and is now doing an MSc in quantum science and technology, both at Trinity College Dublin. He is doing an internship at Algorithmiq on quantum chemistry and simulations and is interested in quantum machine learning. He enjoys Formula 1, hiking, chess, motorcycling and cooking.

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Aaron Miller

Intern, Researcher

Aaron holds a BSc in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin, continuing at Trinity with an MSc in Quantum Science and Technology. He is interested in the computational simulation of physics, and quantum chemistry more in particular. He loves coffee, enjoys martial arts and competes at national level in kickboxing.

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Olli Dahlgren

Intern, Researcher

Olli is a student in the Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods at the Univ.  of Helsinki. Ever since he first was introduced to the idea of quantum computation, Olli was hooked and determined to find out what there is to discover. Outside of work, Olli enjoys a disc golf course coupled with nice Finnish summer weather, and at other times, a cozy boardgame night with friends will do the trick.

Administration and Outreach

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Rosario Maniscalco

Chief Knowledge Officer

Rosario holds a Masters in European Studies and a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences. Former Policy Leader Fellow at the EUI, his work experience includes internal L&D responsibilities in AXA and QIAGEN, ministerial policy advisory and project management, contribution to high-level E&T policy making in the EU and the OECD. Badminton addicted, frequent hi-fiver, Rosario is a down-to-earth person because, you know, gravity.

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Kirsten Nehr

Chief of Staff

Kirsten has 10 years’ experience working in commercial roles in the healthcare and technology sectors ranging from marketing, branding, life sciences partnerships and most recently has worked in business strategy & operations. She holds a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She is passionate about building category-defining businesses and in her spare time enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding and horse riding.

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Julia Matveeva

Office and Event Manager

Julia has a degree in History and Political Science from Petrozavodsk State University and a Master of Arts from Univeristy of Turku. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Statistics and learning Python and R. She hopes to start a PhD soon.

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Daniel Cavalcanti

Senior Researcher and
Branding & Communication Manager

Daniel holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona/Institute of Photonic Sciences and has been working on quantum information for 15 years. His interests span quantum foundations, communication and network science. He also has a master's degree in graphic design and is the director of the Bitflow studio. He loves playing the electric bass, hiking and coffee.

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Caterina Foti

Senior Researcher and Outreach Coordinator

Caterina got her PhD in quantum foundations from the University of Florence. In addition to post-doctoral research in Florence and Helsinki at Aalto University, she taught in high schools and American universities. She is in love with the quantum world and passionate about innovative education and outreach. She always looks on the bright side and is a theatre actress.

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Graphic Design and Social Media
Intern

Larisa holds a master’s degree in marketing from Hanken School of Economics and has a background in marketing. However, she found that  graphic design is her true passion and now she builds her career by combining marketing and design skills. In her free time, Larisa loves spending time with her family and dogs, travelling, and riding horses.

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IT Manager

Juha-Pekka holds a master's degree in industrial management from the Helsinki University of Technology. He has led software development of the Bank and worked as a CIO in three start-ups. He has extensive experience of working in the financial and start-up sectors, as well as passion for business development. In his spare time, Juha-Pekka plays ultimate and enjoys other outdoor activities.

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Rosario Maniscalco

Chief Knowledge Officer

Rosario holds a Masters in European Studies and a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences. Former Policy Leader Fellow at the EUI, his work experience includes internal L&D responsibilities in AXA and QIAGEN, ministerial policy advisory and project management, contribution to high-level E&T policy making in the EU and the OECD. Badminton addicted, frequent hi-fiver, Rosario is a down-to-earth person because, you know, gravity.

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Kirsten Nehr

Chief of Staff

Kirsten has 10 years’ experience working in commercial roles in the healthcare and technology sectors ranging from marketing, branding, life sciences partnerships and most recently has worked in business strategy & operations. She holds a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She is passionate about building category-defining businesses and in her spare time enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding and horse riding.

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Julia Matveeva

Office and Event Manager

Julia has a degree in History and Political Science from Petrozavodsk State University and a Master of Arts from Univeristy of Turku. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Statistics and learning Python and R. She hopes to start a PhD soon.

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Daniel Cavalcanti

Senior Researcher and
Branding & Communication Manager

Daniel holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona/Institute of Photonic Sciences and has been working on quantum information for 15 years. His interests span quantum foundations, communication and network science. He also has a master's degree in graphic design and is the director of the Bitflow studio. He loves playing the electric bass, hiking and coffee.

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Caterina Foti

Senior Researcher and Outreach Coordinator

Caterina got her PhD in quantum foundations from the University of Florence. In addition to post-doctoral research in Florence and Helsinki at Aalto University, she taught in high schools and American universities. She is in love with the quantum world and passionate about innovative education and outreach. She always looks on the bright side and is a theatre actress.

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Graphic Design and Social Media
Intern

Larisa holds a master’s degree in marketing from Hanken School of Economics and has a background in marketing. However, she found that  graphic design is her true passion and now she builds her career by combining marketing and design skills. In her free time, Larisa loves spending time with her family and dogs, travelling, and riding horses.

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IT Manager

Juha-Pekka holds a master's degree in industrial management from the Helsinki University of Technology. He has led software development of the Bank and worked as a CIO in three start-ups. He has extensive experience of working in the financial and start-up sectors, as well as passion for business development. In his spare time, Juha-Pekka plays ultimate and enjoys other outdoor activities.

Business Leadership

We have a very experienced leadership team that works on every detail of the company to ensure that we are always on the road to business success.

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Jorma Ollila

Chairman

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Haakon Overli

Founding GP at Dawn Capital

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Jussi Westergren

Lead Complex Systems Researcher
and co-founder

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Sabrina Maniscalco

CEO and co-founder

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Jorma Ollila

Chairman

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Haakon Overli

Founding GP at Dawn Capital

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Jussi Westergren

Lead Complex Systems Researcher
and co-founder

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Sabrina Maniscalco

CEO and co-founder

Would you like to work with us?

Here you can find our current vacancies. If none of them fit your profile, but you think Algorithmiq is the right place for you, write us an email to careers[@]algorithmiq.fi.

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