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José A. Jaramillo Villegas, Ph.D.


Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems


  • Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Thesis: “Silicon Nitride Microring Resonators: Classical and Quantum Applications” 

  • Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia, Master of Science in Physics Instrumentation

  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering

What's your background?

I am a professor, engineer, and scientist with experience working in FPGA design, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing. Recently researching integrated photonics and quantum computing.

What's your role at LRC?

I am applying artificial intelligence and quantum information science to solve complex problems in biology, ecology and evolution.

What trend, breakthrough or discovery are you most excited about?

I am excited about the recent advances in quantum computing and I look forward to its application in solving complex problems currently impossible to track with classical computing.



  • Bilsland Fellowship. Purdue University, 2017


  • Selected to participate in “The Siegman School on Lasers”. The Optical Society (OSA). Spain, 2016


  • Fulbright Scholarship. Department of State, U.S.A., 2012


  • Francisco José de Caldas Scholarship for Doctoral Studies. Colciencias, Purdue University, 2012


  • The Best Social Entrepreneurship Award. Global Talent and Innovation Competition. Taiwan, 2007


  • The Best Social Entrepreneurship Award. Talent and Innovation Competition Americas. Panamá, 2007


  • Global Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Competition. GKP3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007


  • Change Agents. Interamerican Development Bank and MTV Latino, 2007


Scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations. Google Scholar profile.

Imany, Poolad, Jaramillo-Villegas, Jose A., et al. “High-dimensional optical quantum logic in large operational spaces.” npj Quantum Information 5.1 (2019): 1-10.

Jaramillo-Villegas, Jose A., et al. “Deterministic single soliton generation and compression in microring resonators avoiding the chaotic region.” Optics Express 23, no. 8 (2015): 9618-9626.

Bao, Chenging, Jaramillo-Villegas, Jose A., et al. “Observation of Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Recurrence Induced by Breather Solitons in an Optical Microresonator.” Physical Review Letters 117, no. 16 (2016): 163901.

Jaramillo-Villegas, Jose A., et al. “Persistent energy-time entanglement covering multiple resonances of an on-chip biphoton frequency comb.” Optica.

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