PhD position in Quantum Networking research as part of the Quantum Information Group
Quantum Information Group
Deadline for receipt of applications: December 30th, 2023 23:59 AoE (31 December 2023, 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.
The development of Quantum Networks brings forth both theoretical problems (entanglement routing, swapping and preserving purity) as well as practical ones (the development of optical switches, repeaters and quantum memories). This PhD position is focused on the study of efficient entanglement routing algorithms in Quantum Networks, as well as closely-related problems.
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.
Knowledge of classical machine learning algorithms and libraries (PyTorch, Tensorflow, Python Data Science Stack) is a strong plus.
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.
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.