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Open PhD position in Quantum Algorithm Compilation for Rydberg Quantum Computers

The Institute for Computer Architecture and Computer Engineering (ITI), the Institute for Theoretical Physics III at the University of Stuttgart and the Integrated Center for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST) seek applications for a PhD position in the field of quantum computing. The objective of the project is to develop and analyze methods for quantum algorithm compilation for the Rydberg platform. Compilation takes a quantum algorithm and translates it into instructions that can be executed on a given quantum computer, optimizing parameters such as the duration and/or the fidelity of the execution. The Rydberg platform provides a number of unusual features that can benefit compilation: the availability of 𝑛-qubit gates and the option of changing the qubit connectivity on-the-fly by “Rydberg shifts”. The goal of this project is to provide an integrated compilation approach that will also incorporate the deep knowledge about the optimal control pulses for the Rydberg platform to optimize entire circuits.

Located in Stuttgart, one of Europe’s main economic hubs, the Institutes offer you an inspiring working atmosphere in a successful international team. The remuneration will be a 100% position according to the German public-service salary grade TV-L E13. In addition to research activities, we expect from you contributions to our teaching program, supervising of student theses and participation in administrative duties, such as organization of scientific conferences. The project will involve cooperation between the Computer Science and the Physics department of the University and external scientists. It will be embedded into IQST’s Graduate School, providing opportunities for further interdisciplinary cooperation.

To qualify for this position, you need an above-average Master’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. We expect profound knowledge of quantum computing proven by, e.g., lectures taken as part of your study, extracurricular certificates or practical experiences. You should be interested in both: quantum compilation and the Rydberg platform. The project will involve prototyping, and therefore programming skills in a procedural or object-oriented language (e.g., C or Python) are required.

To apply, please send, by email, your cover letter (explicitly explaining your interest in the topic and specifying your qualifications in quantum computing), CV and scans of your Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates including the transcripts with all grades. You can add, optionally, reference letters, existing publications, or other supplementary materials you consider relevant, or links to such materials. We will not answer applications which do not discuss qualifications for this project. The University is pursuing a gender-equality policy and is therefore particularly encouraging qualified women to apply. Handicapped persons are given priority if they are equally qualified.

Deadline: Send your application to ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de before June 2, 2022.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to:

    Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian
    Institut für Technische Informatik
    Pfaffenwaldring 47
    D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany


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Ilia Polian

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

Head of Institute and Chair of Hardware Oriented Computer Science

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