Position in the area of quantum programming/performance of quantum programmes

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Quantum Systems of Informatics Group, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences

We offer a 2-years post-doctoral position in the area of quantum computing, quantum programming, and the analysis of quantum algorithms at the Quantum Systems of Informatics Group at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gliwice, Poland. The position is founded within the scope of Polish National Science Centre project Impact of input data alteration and modification of the algorithm parameters on the efficiency of quantum programs. The involved researcher is expected to hold PhD in computer science, physics, or a related field, and is expected to participate in the activities of the group, including the supervision of young researchers, as well as pursuing their own research programme. The position does not include any teaching obligations. The preferred starting date is the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021. The interested candidates are requested to contact the project leader, Dr Jaroslaw Miszczak, for further information and clarifications concerning the position.

About the project

While the excitement in the area of quantum computing is fully justified by the new theoretical developments, year by year scientists have discovered new limitations of quantum computing devices. In particular, unitary operation decomposition provides a number of problems including the applications to hardware with fixed topology. Moreover, quantum algorithms have proved to be sensitive to noise, which may impact the results of the computation. The main goal of the project is to develop theoretical methods suitable for analysing the impact of quantum programme alternation – input data modification or imprecise implementation of the algorithm – on the efficiency of quantum algorithms. Quantum programme is a sequence of quantum operations and the quantum representation of input data which are sent to the quantum processor. In some cases, we can consider quantum programme alternation as an action of a malicious party, and in this scenario, we can understand it as an attack on a quantum processor or quantum program. More information about the project can be found at https://miszczak.eu/grants/qprogmods/.

About the host institution

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, is ranked among the best (rank A) research institutes in Poland in the area of information and communication technologies. The institute hosts several groups working in the diverse areas of computer science and information technologies, including machine learning, multimedia systems, computer vision, telecommunication and networking, and quantum computing. The institute is located in Gliwice, one of the historical cities of the Upper Silesia region of Poland.

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