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Alexander Shurupov

Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

Place of birth:
Moscow, USSR.
Date of birth:
October 21, 1984
Marital status:


State School of General Education no. 3, Protvino, Russia.

Graduation: Recognized with a silver medal. Jun 23, 2001.

M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).

Branch of study: Quantum Optics and Quantum Information.
Grade point average: 4.97 out of 5.00.
Degree obtained: Master of Physics; diploma summa cum laude.
Qualification date: Jan 22, 2007.

M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Branch of study: Quantum Optics and Quantum Information.
Thesis Title: Biphoton polarization states in quantum communication protocols.
Final degree: Ph.D.
Qualification date: May 20, 2010.

Postgraduate online education (,

2012–present time
Statement of accomplishment in several courses including:
  • Algorithms,
  • Algorithms: Design and Analysis,
  • Astronomy,
  • Computational Finance,
  • Cryptography,
  • Databases,
  • Heterogeneous Parallel Programming,
  • Human-Computer Interaction,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Programming Languages.

Recognised Certification

  • Microsoft Exam 70-483: Programming in C# (2017)

Work experience

In software development

2018–present time
Senior Developer, FNZ UK Ltd., Brno, Czech Republic.

In addition to software development itself, major role in projects delivery process.

Developer, FNZ UK Ltd., Brno, Czech Republic.

Full stack .NET software development and existing project support in all application areas raging from web front end all the way to database layer.

Vocational (in science)

Research fellow, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Major research activity was a creation of stable biphoton entanglement source based on Sagnac-type loop interferometer. This included numerical calculation of all setup parameters, writing sowtware for experiment control and developing of several hardware parts used in the setup.

Research fellow, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Turin, Italy.

Research activities in the following major experiments:

  • Optimal experimental estimation of entanglement in two-qubit systems.
  • Statistical estimation of the efficiency of quantum state tomography protocols.
  • Optimal estimation of quantum discord.
  • Direct measurement of bi-photon wave function using long optical fiber with high GVD.

Beside that, development of the data acquisition software for multichannel time-to-amplitude digital converters and automatization of the experiment by incorporation of the step motors controllers into single application.

Researcher, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala-Lumpur.

Organization of the experimental laboratory in quantum optics. Afterwards creation of an experimental setup to demonstrate proof-of-principle scheme of the deterministic quantum key distribution protocol using optical four-level quantum systems.

Research fellow, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow.

Research and study activities on the following subjects in university laboratory:

  • Theoretical security analysis of some quantum key distribution protocols in four dimensional Hilbert space.
  • Experimental preparation of arbitrary quantum states using least possible number of optical elements.
  • Participation in join work on creation of single-photon detectors for telecom wave-length (1.5μm). Characterization of those devices.


IT support engineer, Masterhost JSC, Moscow.

Support team for shared web-hosting and virtual private server.

Network administrator, Quantum information laboratory, MSU, Moscow.

Computer and network infrastructure administrator in my university laboratory, web-site developer and designer.

Web- and C programmer and designer, Freelance over Internet

Casual tasks for web-sites construction and redesign. Participation in team programming in C, Python.

Scientific interests

Quantum state engineering.
Research on quantum key distribution protocols.
Experimental research on multilevel optical quantum systems (4D polarization ququarts).
Research on optimal experimental entanglement and quantum discord estimation in two-particle systems.
Recent work
The latest activity relates to construction of high-efficient biphoton source based on periodically poled non-linear crystal in Sagnac loop interferometer.


Special Prize for the best Term Paper among students in “New Generation” program.
Koroteev Prize for the best diploma among graduating students of Radiophysics Department Physical Faculty of MSU.
Supporting grant for talanted researchers (MSU, Russia).
2009, 2010
The Dynasty Foundation grant for post-graduate students (Russia).


Mother tongue
Fluent | C1
Intermediate | B1
Basic | A2
Basic | A1

Supplementary skills

IT Skills

  • Advanced programming: C# (+VB.NET), C/C++, Pascal
  • Databases: Transact-SQL (MSSQL)
  • Scripting languages: Python, Perl, Lua
  • Scientific software: Wolfram Mathematica, Octave, Origin
  • OS Administration: Windows, GNU/Linux
  • Web programming: HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery
  • Office sute: Adobe Photoshop, LaTeX, Microsoft/Libre Office, Inkscape
  • Advanced knowledge in applied cryptography

Engineering Skills

  • PCB creation, Microcontroller programming.


Alpine ski,


A. Avella, M. Gramegna, A. Shurupov, G. Brida, M. Chekhova, and M. Genovese, «Separable Schmidt modes of a nonseparable state», Phys. Rev. A 89, 023808 (2014). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.89.023808
C. Benedetti, A. P. Shurupov, M. G. A. Paris, G. Brida, and M. Genovese, «Experimental estimation of quantum discord for polarization qubit and the use of fidelity to assess quantum correlations», Phys. Rev. A 87, 052136 (2013). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.052136
A. Avella, G. Brida, M. Chekhova, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, M. Vieille-Grosjean, and A. Shurupov, «Engineering of spectral properties of two-photon states, preliminary results», Proc. SPIE 8518, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging X, 851812 (2012). DOI: 10.1117/12.981993
Yu. I. Bogdanov, G. Brida, I. D. Bukeev, M. Genovese, K. S. Kravtsov, S. P. Kulik, E. V. Moreva, A. A. Soloviev, and A. P. Shurupov, «Statistical estimation of the quality of quantum-tomography protocols», Phys. Rev. A 84, 042108 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042108
G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Florio, M. Genovese, P. Giorda, A. Meda, M. G. A. Paris, and A. P. Shurupov, «Optimal estimation of entanglement in optical qubit systems», Phys. Rev. A 83, 052301 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.052301
Yu. I. Bogdanov, G. Brida, M. Genovese, S. P. Kulik, E. V. Moreva, and A. P. Shurupov, «Statistical estimation of the efficiency of quantum state tomography protocols», Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 010404 (2010). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.010404
G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Florio, M. Genovese, P. Giorda, A. Meda, M. G. A. Paris, and A. Shurupov, «Experimental estimation of entanglement at the quantum limit», Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 100501 (2010). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.100501
A. P. Shurupov, S. S. Straupe, S. P. Kulik, M. Gharib and M. R. B. Wahiddin, «Quantum state engineering with ququarts: Application for deterministic QKD protocol», Europhys. Lett. 87, 10008 (2009). DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/87/10008
A. P. Shurupov and S. P. Kulik, «Quantum key distribution based on biphotons-ququatrs with testing states», JETP letters 88, 636 (2009). DOI: 10.1134/S0021364008210194
S.-Y. Baek, S. S. Straupe, A. P. Shurupov, S. P. Kulik, and Y.-H. Kim, «Preparation and characterization of arbitrary states of four-dimensional qudits based on biphotons», Phys. Rev. A 78, 042321 (2008). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.78.042321
A. P. Shurupov and S. P. Kulik, «Security of Quantum Key Distribution Protocol Based on Ququarts», in Quantum Communication and Security, IOS Press (NATO Science Series), Series D: Information and Communication Security, Vol. 11, pp. 123-132 (2007). ISBN: 978-1-58603-749-9
S. P. Kulik and A. P. Shurupov, «On quantum key distribution using ququarts», JETP 104, 736 (2007). DOI: 10.1134/S106377610705007X


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