IBM ThinkQ conference on approximate quantum computing: Call for registration and poster submissions

The IBM Research THINKQ Conference on “Approximate quantum computing: from advantage to applications”, is scheduled to be held on December 6-8, 2017, at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. 


Conference description:
 Modest-sized quantum computers now exist in the real world and the next generation of these devices may be too big to simulate on a classical computer. A quantum computer which is too big to classically simulate has an inherent computational advantage of sorts. How can we harness this advantage, sufficiently protect it from noise, and use it to solve computational problems of interest? Can we achieve these goals without incurring large overheads such as those required for fault-tolerant quantum computation? These are the central questions in an emerging field of approximate quantum computing which touches upon areas including quantum advantage, quantum simulation, hardware-efficient algorithms, heuristic quantum algorithms, error mitigation, and more.

For more information about the event please go to https://www.research.ibm.com/ibm-q/thinkq/

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Quantum Error Correction Postdoc at Duke University

A postdoc position is available in the Brown lab for a quantum information theorist interested in quantum error correction.  The postdoc will have the opportunity to develop new codes and protocols, to collaborate with quantum computing experimentalists to  implement small quantum error correction codes, and to work with computer architects on minimizing the resource overhead for quantum computation.

Interested candidates should email a CV with a list of references to ken.brown@duke.edu

 

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QEC 2017 Videos Now Available

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Internships at Microsoft

Microsoft Quantum – Redmond (QuArC) of Microsoft Quantum Research is looking for exceptional internship candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2018. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as physics device modeling, quantum algorithm design, quantum circuit design, quantum error correction, and machine learning and optimization (classical and/or quantum).

Internship Application deadline: February 1, 2018

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at: https://careers.research.microsoft.com/

You will first need to click “Sign In” in the upper right and enter a valid Microsoft account email.  Then click “Create Profile”.  Finally, click “Apply”.

In the online application, click on the following choices:

  • Position interested in: Internship
  • Location: Redmond, WA, USA
  • Research Areas of Interest: Quantum Computing
  • Microsoft Research Contact: Svore, Krysta

Application materials should include:

  • Current CV
  • Letters of reference will be directly requested from your referees by the application tool. (A minimum of 2 references required)
  • Brief statement of research interests and expertise

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Direct questions to ksvore AT microsoft DOT com

For more information, visit Microsoft Quantum Internships , Microsoft Quantum – Redmond (QuArC) ,  Microsoft Quantum Research and Microsoft Quantum.

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Postdocs at Microsoft

Microsoft Quantum – Redmond (QuArC) of Microsoft Quantum Research is looking for exceptional postdoctoral candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2018. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as physics device modeling, quantum algorithm design, quantum circuit design, quantum error correction, and machine learning and optimization (classical and/or quantum).

Postdoctoral Application deadline: November 1, 2017

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at: https://careers.research.microsoft.com/

You will first need to click “Sign In” in the upper right and enter a valid Microsoft account email.  Then click “Create Profile”.  Finally, click “Apply”.

In the online application, please mark the following choices:

  • Position interested in: PostDoctorate
  • Location: Redmond, WA, USA
  • Research Areas of Interest: Quantum Computing
  • Microsoft Research Contact: Svore, Krysta

Application materials should include:

  • Current CV
  • Letters of reference will be directly requested from your referees by the application tool. (A minimum of 3 references required)
  • 2-3 page statement of research

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Direct questions to ksvore AT microsoft DOT com

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QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS, http://quics.umd.edu) is seeking exceptional candidates for the QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Information and Computer Science.

QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the support and participation of the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. Located at the University of Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., the center advances research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. Ongoing projects at QuICS include theoretical and experimental research on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, quantum-enhanced metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum-secure cryptography, implementations of quantum information processing, foundations of quantum mechanics, applications of quantum information to physics, and more.

QuICS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to work in close collaboration with one or ideally more than one Center Fellows, and will have opportunities to interact with leading computer scientists and theoretical and experimental physicists at UMD and NIST. Successful applicants may focus on any area of quantum information processing. Applicants are encouraged to contact QuICS Fellows directly to inquire about current research interests.

The term of appointment is two years, with a competitive salary plus benefits and a small stipend for research expenses. The application deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2017, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list and a two-page Research Statement, and should arrange for three reference letters. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/9689.

The fellowships are named in honor of Douglas Hartree, who worked at NIST in the mid 1900s and who made fundamental advances in physics and computation.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoc at University of Sydney

We have a postdoc position available in quantum information theory at the University of Sydney, within the joint research group of Stephen Bartlett, Andrew Doherty, and Steve Flammia.  Please forward this to any potential candidates.
 
Closing date: 11:30pm Sydney time, Sunday, 17 September 2017  
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Postdoc Position in the Quantum Internet Efforts @ QuTech

Postdoc Position in the Quantum Internet Efforts @ QuTech: http://tiny.cc/QuantumInternetPostdoc

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Doctoral Studies in Quantum Technologies at UCL

Fully funded Doctoral Studentships in Quantum Technologies at University College London

UCL’s CDT in Delivering Quantum Technologies is pleased to announce, following receipt of additional funds from EPSRC and industrial partners, three new Industrial Track studentships.
This is a new type of studentship on our programme which provides:

· Fully funded 4-year studentships including fees, stipend and a generous training and research support package
· Enhanced Stipend (£18,953 per year)
· Innovative MRes in Quantum Technologies in first year of programme
· PhD, in years 2-4, in collaboration with a world-class industrial partner
· Open to UK residents and EU-citizens (see web-site for full eligibility details).
· Start date: 25th September 2017

These Industrial Track studentships, which are co-funded by an industrial partner, allow the student to select the specific theme of their PhD project at the application stage.

PhD Projects on offer

Title: High-fidelity spin qubit manipulation and readout in silicon CMOS transistors
Experimental Project
Partner: Hitachi Europe Ltd.

Title: Quantum Machine Learning for Medical Imaging
Theory Project
Partner: Siemens Healthcare

Title: Quantum Photonics
Experimental Project
Partner: Toshiba Research Europe

For further details and project descriptions, please see the attached PDF and our web-site: http://www.uclq.org/centre-for-doctoral-train…/how-to-apply/

Applications are now open. Application Deadline: 19th June 2017

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TQC 2017

Registration deadline is approaching (early registration deadline June 5) and the program is now  online

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