Christa Zoufal is a Ph.D. candidate working in the Quantum Technology group of the Science & Technology department at IBM Research-Zurich. She received a B.Sc. as well as an M.Sc. degree in physics from ETH Zurich. During her studies, she focused on quantum information theory and computational methods. Her master thesis on "The quantum SWITCH and its causal simulations" focused on an indefinite causal quantum structure which leads to advantages in several information processing tasks. As part of the Quantum Finance & Optimization group her current research focuses on the exploitation of quantum information processing within the context of machine learning and optimization problems.