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Dr. Ph.D. Roberto Ferrara

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Communications Engineering (Prof. Kramer)

Postal address

Theresienstr. 90
80333 München


I have obtained my Msc in physics at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen and my PhD in science at the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen. In my PhD dissertation "An Information-theoretic Framework for Quantum Repeaters", I studied the limitations of distilling bipartite classical key from quantum states when the two parties can only share entanglement with the aid of a third party, the quantum repeater, covering topics of entanglement measures, quantum operations and quantum information theory.

PhD dissertation:
An information-theoretic framework for quantum repeaters ISBN: 978-87-7078-912-7, 2018

Research Interests

Current topics of research and interests are device-independent key distillation from bipartite quantum states, identification and semantic security of classical information via classical-quantum channels.



  • Bassoli, Riccardo; Boche, Holger; Deppe, Christian; Ferrara, Roberto; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Janssen, Gisbert; Saeedinaeeni, Sajad: Quantum Communication Networks. Springer International Publishing, 2021 more… Full text ( DOI )


  • Boche, Holger; Cai, Minglai; Wiese, Moritz; Deppe, Christian; Ferrara, Roberto: Semantic Security for Quantum Wiretap Channels. 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2020 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Derebeyoğlu, Sencer; Deppe, Christian; Ferrara, Roberto: Performance Analysis of Identification Codes. Entropy 22 (10), 2020, 1067 more… Full text ( DOI )


  • Christandl, Matthias; Ferrara, Roberto; Lancien, Cecilia: Random Private Quantum States. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2018 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Ferrara, R.: IDentification, Tag codes end Error-correction codes. 19th Joint Workshop on Communications and Coding (JWCC) , 2018 more…
  • Ferrara, R.: IDentification, Tag codes end Error-correction codes. ITG Angewandte Informationstheorie (AIT) Workshop , 2018 more…


  • Christandl, Matthias; Ferrara, Roberto: Private States, Quantum Data Hiding, and the Swapping of Perfect Secrecy. Physical Review Letters 119 (22), 2017 more… Full text ( DOI )