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Master Thesis on Quantum Software Development

Stockholm, Sweden
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Job Description

Date: Nov 8, 2018

Background

Quantum computing means processing mathematical functions using the quantum mechanics laws of physics. At the atomic level, properties such as superposition, entaglement, no cloning and fragility are the basis for quantum processes. The quantum processes promise vast parallelism when compared to classical computing [1-3]. But how do we expose this vast parallelism? How does the way of writing code/software change when we take into account such properties?

 

Several companies have released quantum software frameworks that the user can download, install and run quantum algorithms on a quantum computer simulator platform, for ex. ProjectQ from ETH Zurich, IBM QIS.

 

Project Goals

One of the first paths to a quantum reality is to be able to program a quantum computer, in this sense your assignment will be to test the available SDKs from Microsoft, Intel, Google, etc. and evaluate their performance for an optimization algorithm.

 

Work Description

The thesis work consists of several items:

  1. Comprehensive literature study on available quantum SDKs;
  2. Install and test the capabilities of SDKs;
  3. Evaluate the different SDKs for a defined a quantum algorithm.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Educational background: last year of Master’s degree studies in the area of computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or telecommunications with a strong focus on software.

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 gemma.vall-llosera@ericsson.com.

 

Ericsson Overview

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

 

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Our employees live our vision & core values. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

 

References

[1] A Survey of Quantum Programming Languages: History, Methods, and Tools 

Donald A. Sofge

Second International Conference on Quantum, Nano and Micro Technologies (ICQNM 2008)

Year: 2008

Page s: 66 - 71

 

[2] High-Level Structures for Quantum Computing

Jaroslaw Miszczak

Year: 2012

Morgan and Claypool eBooks

 

[3] Semidefinite programming converse bounds for quantum communication

Xin Wang ; Kun Fang ; Runyao Duan

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

Year: 2018 , ( Early Access )

Page s: 1 - 1

 

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

Req ID: 263313