Graciana Puentes completed her a PhD degree in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) at Leiden University (NL), in 2007. Her thesis examined quantum scattering phenomena in photonic systems. Upon graduation, she was appointed Research Fellow at University of Oxford (UK), and the Institute of Photonic Science (ICFO, Barcelona). She was an Oxford Trinity College Fellow (UK), a Marie-Curie COFUND Fellow (SP), an ICFONest Fellow (SP), and a Senior Research Fellow at Philips Research (NL). Since 2014 she holds an Independent Senior Researcher position at the National Research Council (CONICET-Argentina). In 2018, she was appointed Associate Professor at University Paris-Saclay (FR). In 2019, she was elected Chair of OSA Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group. In 2020, she was elected ERA Chair in Quantum Optics and Photonics, by Horizon 2020 (EU). More recentlym in 2022 she was elected IBM Chamption for contributions to Machine Learning applications using the IBM Cloud!