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Master Thesis - Quantum domain specific language

Stockholm, Sweden
Students and Young Professionals

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Nov 8, 2018


Many IT (information technology) companies are exploring the benefits of quantum computers by offering simulation platforms and software frameworks for quantum computing. The quantum languages developed so far are mostly based on python, ex. ProjectQ from ETH Zurich, IBM QIS. If we think that a quantum algorithm is expected to be run multiple time in a parallel manner, then a sequential language will find a limitation and we should look into parallel type of compilers.

Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. In that matter, Erlang might be the right software framework for quantum computing.


Project Goals

Your goal will be to assess if Erlang is an efficient language for writing and executing quantum algorithms.


Work Description

The thesis work consists of several items:

  1. Comprehensive literature/patent theoretical study of state-of-the art in quantum programming languages and algorithms
  2. Test available quantum languages- define pros and cons
  3. Study what it would be required for Erlang to be executed in a quantum computer
  4. Feasibility study on QErlang


Qualifications and Experience

Educational background: last year of Master degree studies in computer science / engineering

Required programming skills: Erlang, python

Languages: the candidate must be proficient in the use of spoken and written English


Additional Details

The work is expected to start in January/February 2019. The work is proposed for one student for a duration of 6 months. Location is at Ericsson Research in Stockholm (Kista), Sweden.

Applications should include a short motivation letter, CV, and transcripts of records. Please submit your application in English as soon as possible - we are working continuously with candidate selection. For informal queries, feel free to email Gemma Vall-Ilosera at


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || Stud&YP

Req ID: 263310