11/04/2019

Ph.D. student at the Centre for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Latvia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/05/2019 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Latvia › Riga
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position at the Centre for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia, lead by prof. Andris Ambainis. The Centre is among the strongest European research groups in quantum algorithms and currently consists of 4 faculty members and 13 postdocs and graduate students.

Research of the Centre is centered around the question is "What can we compute with quantum computers?". We are interested in both developing new algorithms for quantum computers and studying the limits of what can be achieved with them. We are also interested in a variety of mathematical questions motivated by quantum computing.

The Ph.D. student will be a part of a new research project "Quantum algorithms: from complexity theory to experiment", including the following questions:

- design of new quantum algorithms for problems in graph theory, optimization and machine learning;

- complexity-theoretic study of maximum possible quantum advantage and possible bounds on it, both for quantum algorithms and quantum communication protocols;

- development of a theoretical foundation for experimental work on near-term quantum computing;

- study of connections between quantum computing and questions in classical computer science/mathematics.

 

We are looking for candidates with an interest in one or more of these topics, with a Master's degree in computer science, mathematics or physics.

The expected length of a Ph.D. study at the University of Latvia is 3 years, starting from October 1, 2019. The successful applicant will receive salary from the project as a research assistant and will be provided funding for research travel.

Applicants should send their CV (including contact data of possible references) to Andris Ambainis (ambainis@lu.lv), by May 10, 2019.

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Master's degree in computer science, mathematics or physics. 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Latvia
Latvia
Riga
LV-1586
University of Latvia, Raina bulvāris 19

EURAXESS offer ID: 398896

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