Andrea Morello wins Landauer-Bennett Award

Andrea Morello is the inaugural winner of the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing.

Congratulations to Andrea!

Thanks to IBM for sponsoring the award!

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Faculty position in CS at University of Maryland

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland is hiring new faculty this year, with multiple positions available in multiple areas.  We anticipate hiring in quantum information as part of this search, and we encourage strong candidates to apply.  The successful candidate will be part of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (, a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  For more information, please see the job advertisement:
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Postdoc Positions at Microsoft

The Quantum Architectures and Computation (QuArC) group of Microsoft Research Station Q is looking for exceptional postdoctoral candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2017. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum computation, and/or quantum circuit design and optimization.

Application deadline: October 1, 2016

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at:

In the online application, click on 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)
  • 1-3 page statement of research

Direct questions to ksvore AT microsoft DOT com

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

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KITP: Quantum Physics of Information Program

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Phyiscs (KITP) will hold a program, Quantum Physics of Information, in Santa Barbara from September 18 to December 15, 2017. Applications are now being accepted, and are due by October 2, 2016. More information about the program and a link to the online application are available at

Due to space and financial constraints we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies. There will also be a conference associated with the program, entitled Frontiers of Quantum Information Physics, held from October 9-13, 2017.

Some of the topics covered in the program are quantum computational complexity in physics and the simulation of physical systems, advances in concepts and methods of quantum information of relevance to many body physics and thermodynamics, as well as the role of quantum information in quantum gravity, field theory, and the foundations of quantum theory.

KITP programs differ from many conferences and workshops in that they are based on long-term visits to foster collaboration and do research on site. For this reason, KITP strongly encourages theorists to stay for as long as possible, with three weeks being the minimum stay for a regular participant. We understand, however, that experimentalists often cannot manage long visits but can have a big impact even in a week, so we can be more flexible for them.

KITP provides office and computing facilities on-site at UC Santa Barbara and provides lodging support to all program participants.

Questions can be directed to the program organizers: Fernando Brandao, Veronika Hubeny, Stephen Jordan, and Renato Renner. Additionally, Daniel Harlow, Patrick Hayden, and John Preskill are the scientific advisors for this program.

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Postdoc Fellowships at U. New Mexico

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) is a research center headquartered at the University of New Mexico (UNM), with a node at the University of Arizona (UA), and an NSF-funded Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP).

CQuIC is seeking to hire up to four theory postdoctoral fellows at UNM, with flexible start dates over the next year. The core faculty at CQuIC are F. Elohim Becerra, Carlton Caves (Director), Ivan Deutsch, Poul Jessen (UA), and Akimasa Miyake; these are the Project Directors (PDs) for the FRHTP. There are ten Senior Collaborating Participants (SCPs) associated with the FRHTP, all at other institutions: Howard Barnum, Grant Biedermann, Robin Blume-Kohout, Gavin Brennen, Joshua Combes, Yuan-Yu Jau, Andrew Landahl, Gerard Milburn, Timothy Ralph, and Rolando Somma.

Theoretical research at CQuIC is focused on (i) foundational investigations in quantum information, control, and measurement; (ii) quantum control of qudit systems; (iii) quantum control and squeezing of collective atomic spins; (iv) analog quantum computation and simulation. Theoretical research ranges from abstract topics in quantum information theory to detailed modeling and protocol design for experiments involving cold atoms and/or quantum-optical systems. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with the PDs and SCPs on CQuIC’s core research interests, to develop new research directions for CQuIC’s research portfolio, to pursue independent lines of research, and to participate in managing center-wide activities.

Information about ongoing activities at CQuIC can be found at Questions about these positions should be directed to the Search Coördinator at .

A successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a PhD in physics or a related discipline by the time of employment. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment as a theorist in some part of quantum information science; demonstrated potential for research accomplishment at CQuIC; demonstrated potential to contribute to center-wide research-training and scientific-outreach activities; demonstrated potential to work productively with CQuIC personnel at all levels; demonstrated specific interest in CQuIC research; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applicants must apply at UNMJobs (, Position No. 0836099; applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications), and a statement of research interests and plans (pdf files, please) and should specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to . Formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, but applications will continue to be reviewed until all positions are filled and at least until the end of January 2017.

A successful applicant will become a CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellow, with a contract for one year and the expectation that the appointment will be renewed for two additional years upon satisfactory performance.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to assembling a diverse work force of researchers in quantum information science. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS, 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, 2016, 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

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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QIP 2017: Call for Submissions



The 20th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP 2017)

Seattle, Washington, USA

January 16-20, 2017



The international annual Quantum Information Processing (QIP) series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Since 1998, the conference has featured breakthroughs by the leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics and physics. The scientific objective of the series is to gather the theoretical quantum information community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field.

QIP 2017 is the twentieth international conference on theoretical aspects of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information in a series that started in Aarhus in 1998, and was last held in 2016 in Banff.

Hosted by the QuArC group at Microsoft Research in Redmond Washington and the University of Washington, QIP 2017 will feature a tutorial program, plenary talks, contributed talks, and a poster session.

Important dates:

  • Submission of talks deadline: September 27
  • Submission of posters deadline: October 25
  • Notifications: November 8
  • Tutorials: January 14 – 15 at the Westin Downtown Seattle
  • Conference: January 16 – 20 at the Westin Downtown Seattle


We invite contributions, both talks and posters, on outstanding recent research in the area of the theory of quantum information and computation.  There will be a QIP Best Student Paper prize awarded.  This year, QIP will feature parallel tracks on each day of the conference, allowing more talks and research to be showcased. Submission is via EasyChair at  For more details on submission, registration, and attending QIP 2017, visit

Program committee:


Andris Ambainis (U of Latvia, Chair)

Itai Arad (National U of Singapore and Technion, Israel)

Salman Beigi (IPM, Tehran)

Nicolas Brunner (U Geneva)

Andre Chailloux (INRIA)

Toby Cubitt (University College London)

Runyao Duan (UTS, Sydney)

David Gosset (IBM)

Michal Horodecki (U of Gdansk)

Stacey Jeffery (Caltech)

Robin Kothari (MIT)

Anthony Leverrier (INRIA)

Maris Ozols (Cambridge)

Marco Piani (U of Strathclyde)

Stefano Pironio (U Libre Bruxelles)

David Poulin (U de Sherbrooke)

Matthew Pusey (Perimeter Institute)

Robert Raussendorf (U of British Columbia)

Jeremie Roland (U Libre Bruxelles)

Pranab Sen (TIFR, Mumbai)

Graeme Smith (JILA and U of Colorado, Boulder)

Fang Song (Portland State U)

Rolando Somma (LANL)

Kristan Temme (IBM)

Mark M. Wilde (Louisiana State U)

Xiaodi Wu (U of Oregon)

Jon Yard (U of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute)


Organizing committee:


Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research, Chair)

Michael Beverland (Microsoft Research)

Alex Bocharov (Microsoft Research)

Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research)

Matt Hastings (Microsoft Research)

Vadym Kliuchnikov (Microsoft Research)

Jasmin Krout (Microsoft Research)

Matt Mostad (Microsoft Research)

Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research)

Matthias Troyer (ETH Zurich, Microsoft Research)

Nathan Wiebe (Microsoft Research)


Steering Committee:


Fernando Brandão (Caltech)

Andrew Childs (Maryland)

Andrew Doherty (USYD)

Ashley Montanaro (Bristol)

Ben Reichardt (USC)

Renato Renner (ETH Zurich)

Barry Sanders (U Calgary)

Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research, Chair)

Barbara Terhal (TU Delft)

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Rebooting Computing Conference

IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing 2016

Second Call for Papers
October 17-19, 2016;
Hilton San Diego Del Mar, Del Mar, CA, USA
(NEW) Now accepting Short paper submissions in addition to Full papers.
See details at

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
  • Leon Chua, UC Berkeley
  • David DiVincenzo, RWTH Aachen University
  • Hideo Mabuchi, Stanford University
  • Luping Shi, Tsinghua University

Topics of Interest
We invite submissions related to fundamentally new ways to compute. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Neuromorphic, or “brain inspired”, computing
    · Approximate and stochastic computing
    · Optical computing
    · Quantum computing
    · Reversible and adiabatic computing
    · Cellular Neural/Nonlinear Networks (CNN) and Cellular Automata
    · Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Edge of Chaos
    · Superconducting or cryogenic computing
    · Error-tolerant logic and circuits
    · In-memory processing
    · Extending Moore’s law and augmenting CMOS
    · Novel device physics and materials including spin-based electronics

Submission Information
Authors may submit either Full Papers or Short Papers following the Authors’ guidelines at

Important Dates
June 3, 2016: Short and Full Paper Submissions due
June 20, 2016:
Acceptance Notification of Papers
July 29, 2016:
Final Paper Submissions due
September 1, 2016:
Early registration deadline
October 17-19, 2016:
Dates of Conference

For more information

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Asian Quantum Information Science Conference

16th Asian Quantum Information Science Conference (AQIS 2016)
August 28-September 2, 2016 at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan
– Tutorials: August 28
– Main Conference: August 29-September 2
– Satellite Workshop on continuous-variable QIP: September 3-4

Important Dates [all 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) in 2016]:
– Submission deadline: June 8
– Acceptance notification: July 7
– Final manuscript deadline: July 22
– Early Registration deadline: July 30

We would like to draw your attention, and that of the quantum information community, to the 16th edition of the Asian Quantum Information Science Conference (AQIS 2016).

AQIS 2016 will be the 16th conference in a series that includes EQIS 2001-05 and AQIS 2006-15. The conference will consist of invited talks, selected oral and poster presentations, tutorials, and other activities. Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:

* Quantum computation, algorithms, and complexity
* Quantum information theory
* Techniques for suppressing decoherence
* Quantum cryptography
* Quantum communication experiments and theory
* Implementations of quantum information processing
* Quantum processor and computer design

The submission deadline is June 8, 2016, 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).
All submissions must follow the guidelines specified on the conference website:
Further conference details can be found at that site, which will be updated regularly.

Please note that AQIS does not have published proceedings, so authors are welcome to submit work that has been previously published, and acceptance at AQIS will not impact the ability to publish work in other venues.

Invited speakers at AQIS 2016 include:
* Andris Ambainis (University of Latvia)
* Antonio Córcoles (IBM)
* Andrew Dzurak (UNSW)
* Osamu Hirota (Tamagawa University)
* Krister Shalm (NIST)
* Yaoyun Shi (University of Michigan)
* Barbara Terhal (RWTH Aachen)
* Beni Yoshida (Perimeter)

We are looking forward to seeing you in Taipei!

Committee Chairs
Steering Committee: Hiroshi Imai (Tokyo University)
Organizing Committee: Ray-Kuang Lee (NTHU, Taiwan)
Program Committee: Andrew Childs (Maryland), Jiangfeng Du (USTC), Min-Hsiu Hsieh (UTS)


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Postdoc or Research Assistant Professor position at Seoul National University

The Center for Macroscopic Quantum Control ( and Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at Seoul National University invite applications for a postdoctoral/senior research fellow or research assistant professor position in theoretical photonic quantum information processing. The successful applicant will perform theoretical research on all-optical quantum computing, communication, simulation, metrology, generation of non-classical states of light, and/or related topics. An ideal candidate would possess a strong background and research experiences in theoretical quantum optics, quantum information theory, linear-optics quantum computation and/or photonic quantum communication with a Ph.D. degree. He/she is also expected to closely collaborate with experimental group(s).

The appointment will be for three years. The level of appointment and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. On-campus accommodations with reasonable rates are available for non-Korean researchers working in Seoul National University. Health and safety insurance and severance pay will be supported according to university regulations and employment laws. Full financial support for attending up to two international conferences every year and a new laptop and monitor (or a desktop PC up to the candidate’s preference) will be provided during the employment period.

Review of applications will begin on 1 May 2016, and the position will remain open until it is filled. Short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks from their application dates (but after 1 May 2016). The position will be immediately available once the offer is made for the successful candidate while the starting date is negotiable.

Interested candidates should email (i) a CV including a full list of publications and (ii) contact details of three referees, together with (iii) a statement on their research experiences, interests and plans (within 4 pages) to: . Further questions regarding this position should be directed to: Prof. Hyunseok Jeong at .

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

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