Quantum Software and Optimisation online workshop

Since 1st of January 2018 the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) has the goal to build a 100 qubit superconducting quantum computer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. The aim is also to find the most interesting quantum algorithms to run, in close collaboration with industry. 



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Although we are now more than 50 researchers working together in this effort, we are primarily experimental and theoretical physicists. As such, we have a good understanding of quantum physics and are skilled problem solvers, but we lack the broader understanding of computational complexity and in particular where quantum algorithms can be expected to speed up computational problems, e.g. in combinatorial optimization. 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thus, we are now looking for a talented tenure track assistant professor in Quantum Software who can naturally benefit from and contribute to the academic environment in the WACQT Quantum Computing project and also establish a new group at either the Computer Science and Engineering department or the Mathematical Sciences department. Currently, there are very limited activities related to quantum algorithms in these departments, so for the successful applicant, there is certainly freedom to develop an individual research direction. However, this also implies that the successful applicant will have to make an effort to connect and spread enthusiasm for quantum software to the current faculty. 

Quantum Software is to a very large extent a new research field in Sweden, which has a large potential to grow substantially in the near future. In the WACQT environment, we believe that the successful applicant will be in a very good position to attract additional funding on both the national and European level. 

The workshop
To spread the word about our open tenure track position as well as creating an interest and understanding for the field and its potential at Chalmers, we thus organize an online workshop. More information on the tenure track position to be open will be provided at the workshop. ​

Registration is closed

Program 8th April

09:00 - 09:30 | Introduction
WACQT, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering & Dept. of Mathematical Science
WACQT Overwiew, slides 
Department of Mathematical Science, slides
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, slides

09:30 - 10:00 | ​Harry Buhrman, ​Universiteit van Amsterdam/QuSoft

Title: Quantum fine-grained complexity​
Slides from the presentation

10:00 - 10:10 | Coffee break

10:10 - 10:40 | Sevag Gharibian, University of Paderborn
The Complexity of Translationally Invariant Problems beyond Ground State Energies​
Slides from the presentation

16:00 - 16:30 | Koen Bertels, University of Porto / QBee
How to build a Quantum Accelerator
Slides from the presentation

16:30 - 17:00 | Ashley Montanaro, University of Bristol
Strategies for solving the Fermi-Hubbard model on near-term quantum computers 

Slides from the presentation

17:00 - 17:10 | Coffee break

17:10 - 17:40 | Eleanor Rieffel, Intelligent Systems Division - NASA​
Utilizing NISQ devices for evaluating quantum algorithms​


Program 9th April

09:00 - 09:30 | Joseph Fitzsimons, Horizon Quantum Computing
Title: Bridging the gap between software engineering and quantum computers
Slides from the presentation​

09:30 - 10:00 | CANCELLED Anna Pappa, TU Berlin
Advantages of multipartite entanglement in quantum networks

10:00 - 10:10 | Coffee break

10:10 - 10:40 | Iordanis KerenidisUniversité Paris Diderot
Quantum Machine Learning. We will review recent work on Quantum Machine Learning and discuss the prospects and challenges for NISQ computers. 

10:40 - 11:00 | Questions about Chalmers, the Departments, the position to be open

16:00 - 16:30 | Anne Broadbent, University of Ottawa​
Secure software Leasing Without Assumptions​

16:30 - 17:00 | Debbie Leung, University of Waterloo
The embezzlement of entanglement and its applications


Organising committee:
Göran Johansson, WACQT, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Giulia Ferrini,  WACQT, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Charlotte WibergHead of Department at Computer Science and Engineering
Bernt Wennberg,  Head of Department at Mathematical Sciences
Susannah Carlsson​, WACQT, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience

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Category Seminar
Location: Online
Starts: 08 April, 2021, 09:00
Ends: 09 April, 2021, 18:00

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