Dimitris Angelakis, is a Principal Investigator at Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS Singapore, leading the Quantum Computing and Simulation Group. He is also a tenured Assoc. Professor of Quantum Physics in the School of ECE, Technical University of Crete. He completed his PhD at Imperial College under Professor Sir PL Knight FRS, supported by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, and was then elected a research fellow in St Catharines College, University of Cambridge, a position he held at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics there. He joined the Cambridge Center for Quantum Computing in the same department in 2002 at his formation. He is known for his work in quantum simulation with strongly interacting light-matter systems and more recently on quantum computing implementations and resource efficient algorithms. He is the recipient among others of the Google Quantum Innovation Award 2018, the Valerie Myerscough Award from University of London 2000, and UK Quantum Electronics and Photonics PhD Prize in 2002. He is serving at the QCN board of the EU Quantum Flagship Project in Quantum Technologies, and also as the Cloud Quantum Computing Coordinator of the Singapore Quantum Engineering Program. In parallel to his academic research, he consults different industries on the potential applications of quantum computing.