Monday, February 28, 2022

[DMANET] professorship in Quantum Inspired and Quantum Optimization

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is seeking applications for an

OPTIMIZATION  (Ref. No. P2201).

Our intention is to establish a group at the intersection between
quantum computing and optimization that maps industrial optimization
problems to algorithms for state-of-the-art quantum and quantum inspired
computing architectures. TUHH and the sponsor Fujitsu are aligned that
the goal of the chair is to go beyond mere demonstration, towards the
creation of novel and pioneering industrial applications in technical
and medical sciences using quantum computing or digital annealing. The
successful candidate will have an exceptional record in foundational
research and combine their expertise with a strong interest in
interdisciplinary work with groups in engineering and logistics at TUHH.
Moreover, the new chair will find ample opportunities for cooperation
within academia and industry in the field of quantum computing in
Hamburg, where important state and federal initiatives have been started.

TUHH particularly also invites applications by younger candidates with a
background in either quantum computing or classical optimization, who
are highly motivated to strongly commit themselves to the other field,
respectively. Applicants with a focus on one or more of the following
areas are especially welcome:

- adiabatic quantum computation
- quantum algorithms and computational complexity
- quantum error corrections and fault tolerance
- combination of high-performance computing and quantum computing
- high-complexity optimization problems in technical and industrial
- randomization and approximation in optimization
- quadratic programming

The successful candidate is expected to offer courses both at
undergraduate and graduate level in the degree programs at TUHH as well
as to engage in academic self-governance and further development of the
curricula offered by TUHH. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2022. Please visit
for further details.

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