Postdoc in Quantum Circuit Optimisation and Graphical Calculus

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Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University
Deadline: 
5 October, 2018

Location

Institute for Computing and Information Sciences
Toernooiveld 212
Nijmegen
Netherlands
51° 49' 31.2348" N, 5° 52' 7.2696" E
 
Postdoc in ** Quantum Circuit Optimisation and Graphical Calculus **
 
This postdoc will entail applying graphical techniques (notably string diagrams, tensor networks, and the ZX-calculus / related graphical calculi) to quantum circuits for the sake of gate count minimisation, routing of multi-qubit operations, and fault-tolerance. This project consists both of theoretical work and implementation in relevant software tools, e.g. Quantomatic and PyZX.
 
This is a one-year position, with a possible extension to 2 years (conditional on available funding). To apply, please send a CV and short cover letter to <aleks [at] cs [dot] ru [dot] nl> by 5 October, 2018.
 
Candidates should have (or will shortly obtain) a PhD degree, and should have experience in at least one of the following areas:
 
- quantum computation, especially circuit optimisation or quantum error correction
 
OR
 
- graphical calculi, the ZX-calculus, rewrite theory and/or categorical quantum mechanics
 
 
Start dates are flexible, but ideally a candidate should be willing to begin no later than January 2019. The accepted candidate will be classified as a Postdoctoral Researcher, Level 4 in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO), with a gross salary of 3173-4033 EUR per month, depending on years of experience since PhD.
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