PhD position in Applications of Machine Learning in Quantum Networks and Quantum Communication

Quantum Information Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: July 1, 2024 23:59 AoE (02 July 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The advent of commercially-available quantum computers has brought forth a wide range of important applications as well as novel research directions. In parallel, there is an ongoing effort in building a global infrastructure capable of connecting quantum devices for tasks such as Quantum Key Distribution, Distributed Quantum Computation or Quantum Data transfer. This position is focused on applying machine learning algorithms, with a special interest in reinforcement learning approaches, to constructing and distributing bipartite and multipartite entangled states in quantum networks. The student will work on problems such as optimal routing algorithms, efficient construction of multipartite entangled states under realistic network constraints or fidelity and throughput maximization.

Requirements (as many as possible):

  • Degree in Physics (with knowledge of Information Theory) or in Computer Science / Mathematics (with knowledge of Quantum Physics).
  • A clear understanding of the basics of quantum computation and communication (qubit modalities, functional components of a quantum network, etc.) is a must.
  • Strong background in classical machine learning algorithms and libraries (PyTorch, Tensorflow, Python Data Science Stack) is a must.
  • Knowledge of a graph analysis and visualization library is a strong plus (such as NetworkX or similar)
  • Previous experience with Qiskit or any other quantum programming language is a strong plus.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • A desire to work on topics at the edge of modern research as well as publishing in top conferences and journals is mandatory.

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: July 1, 2024 23:59 AoE (02 July 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Marius PARASCHIV