Ilia Lykov completed his Bachelor's studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 2022. He defended his B.Sc. thesis on the optimal working regimes of high-Q microresonators after one year of research at the Russian Quantum Center (RQC). Following six months of research at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), he received his M.Sc. from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), focusing on artificial intelligence imaging with underutilized radiation. He joined the Quantum Sensing Laboratory in September 2023 as an associate researcher.