Huawei Hong Kong Research Centre (HKRC), established in 2012, embodies Theory Lab and Noah’s Ark. While Noah’s Ark is oriented towards applied research and implementations, Theory Lab hosts a selection of interdisciplinary groups pushing the boundaries of foundational research. The experts in Theory lab have diverse scientific backgrounds, ranging from engineering to computer science, mathematics and physics. Consequently, a wide range of research lines – from most foundational questions to their practical implementations – are all realized within Huawei Labs.
The Quantum Team is part of Theory Lab and was established in August 2020. While the internal structure and functioning is strongly inspired by academia, the team focuses on deep fundamental questions of applied mathematics and physics, encompassing:
- Quantum optimization
- Quantum computation
- Quantum / classical machine learning
- Condensed matter physics
- Quantum networks
- Quantum causality
- Quantum thermodynamics.