Davide Venturelli


Quantum Computing

Davide Venturelli works in the NASA Intelligent System Division (TI) as a research scientist through the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). He is currently in charge of managing the programs for scientific investigations performed by USRA and external universities at the NASA Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL).

Davide graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and obtained his Ph.D. in Numerical Simulations of the Condensed Matter at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and in Nanophysics at the Universite de Grenoble (CNRS/UJF). He worked as a post-doc at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, in the Condensed Matter and Information group (CMI). His research projects dealing with the non-equilibrium physics of statistical models of quantum computation. His applied focus in quantum optimization is in task scheduling, telecommunication networks, and robotics/distributed AI, also in collaborations with academia and the private sector.

He is a founder of a robotics startup and advisor of two startups in AI/optimization.


  • Quantum Computing
  • Physics