PhD Positions in Quantum Information Theory, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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QICI Quantum Information and Computation Initiative, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
QIFT Quantum Information, Foundations, and Technologies

The Quantum Information and Computation Initiative (QICI) of the Computer Science Department at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) invites applications for PhD Fellowships for the academic year 2021/2022.

QICI is home to a vibrant research community, organised in two research groups led by Professors Giulio Chiribella and Ravi Ramanathan. We support an open research culture, where original thinking and academic merit are encouraged and nurtured.

The research environment of QICI is enriched by recently-launched HKU-Oxford Joint Laboratory for Quantum Information and Computation, co-hosted in collaboration with the Quantum Group at the University of Oxford.

Possible areas of PhD research include quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, quantum causality, foundations of quantum mechanics, and device-independent quantum information processing.
For more information on QICI, see

The positions are awarded on a competitive basis and are fully funded for up to 4 years.
We welcome candidates with backgrounds in Computer Science, and/or Physics, and/or Mathematics.

Applications are encouraged from all backgrounds, nationalities, and genders.
We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups in Computer Science.

Outstanding applicants will be supported for additional funding from the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (

Early recruitment deadlines: May 1, 2020 (first batch) and September 1, 2020 (second batch).
Main round deadline: December 2, 2020.

Post-deadline applications will be considered, but only applications submitted before the main round deadline are eligible for the Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme. For post-deadline applications, please contact directly the intended supervisor.

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For more information on the positions, see