Paulina Kuo is a member of the Computing and Communications Theory group in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at NIST. Her research is in experimental quantum information and communications. The focus is primarily on applications of photonic qubits, such as entangled photon pair sources, and quantum frequency conversion and quantum interconnects.
Dr. Kuo received S.B. degrees in physics and materials science in 2000 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees in applied physics from Stanford University.
She came to NIST in 2008 as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow and worked as research associate in the NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory. Between 2010 and 2013, she held a joint appointment with the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland. Since 2011, she has been at NIST in ITL working on quantum optics, single photon sources and detectors.
Dr. Kuo is a member of Optica/OSA, APS and SPIE.
Opportunities for research in quantum frequency conversion and other quantum communications topics are available through the National Research Council Research Associateship Program (NRC RAP). US citizens interested in applying to my NRC RAP postdoctoral opportunity are encouraged to contact me via email.