PhD position in Quantum Networking research as part of the Quantum Information Group

Quantum Information Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: June 14th, 2023 23:59 AoE (15 June 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.

About IMDEA Networks

IMDEA Networks Institute is a research organization on data networks whose multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science and technology. As an English-speaking institute located in Madrid, Spain, IMDEA Networks offers a unique opportunity for pioneering scientists to develop their research vision. IMDEA Networks has established itself internationally at the forefront in the development of future network principles and technologies. Our team of highly-reputed researchers is designing and creating today the networks of tomorrow.

Some keywords that define us: 5G, Big Data, blockchain and distributed ledgers, cloud computing, content-delivery networks, data analytics, energy-efficient networks, fog and edge computing, indoor positioning, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, millimeter-wave communication, mobile computing, network economics, network measurements, network security, networked systems, network protocols and algorithms, network virtualization (software defined networks – SDN and network function virtualization – NFV), privacy, social networks, underwater networks, vehicular networks, wireless networks and more…

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 equal 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 [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: June 14th, 2023 23:59 AoE (15 June 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Marius PARASCHIV