Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators, several of which are focused on quantum technology.
Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is currently offering Postdoc, PhD and Masters research projects to develop the theory and implementation of software that quantum computers will execute.
Planned research projects have an applied mathematical and numerical analysis flavor and focus more generally on the foundations of (i) non-stoquastic quantum annealing, (ii) quantum enhanced machine learning algorithms, (iii) quantum tensor network methods and (iv) the interrelations between tracks (i), (ii) and (iii). The group has access to large-scale computing facilities.
Skoltech’s Quantum Software Initiative is supervised by Jacob Biamonte. Skoltech has a research portfolio covering a range of quantum and machine learning technologies. This includes the Quantum Polariton Simulators Group by Pavlos Lagoudakis and Natalia Berloff as well as the Tensor Networks for Machine Learning Group by Ivan Oseledets and Andrzej Cichocki. Collaborative projects related to these topics (i), (ii) and (iii) will also be considered.
Applicants should apply to the PhD positions directly on the Skoltech.ru webpage. Informal inquiries can be sent to Jacob dot Biamonte at qubit dot org --- information about our research can be found at http://quamplexity.org --- application deadline 08/10/2017 (there after until filled)