Quantum Algorithms

In conventional (classical) computers, information is encoded in bits. These are numeric variables that can take just one of two values at a time: either 0 or 1. In contrast, quantum computers use quantum (i.e. atomic or subatomic) particles to store and process information, giving rise to the notion of qubits. These allow us to exploit counter-intuitive properties such as quantum superpositions and entanglement for information processing, which opens a vast scope of possibilities beyond the classical binary logic of bits.

In particular, this leads to quantum algorithms for solving important problems that provide polynomial or even exponential run-time speed-ups over their classical counterparts. Such exponential speed-ups come ultimately from the fact that the number of parameters required for a classical computer to describe an N-qubit system grows exponentially in N. To give a concrete idea, this implies that a quantum system with a mere 280 qubits (today’s classical processors have over 500 million bits) requires more parameters than the estimated number of atoms in the observable universe!

Future, full-fledged universal quantum computers will have huge implications in artificial intelligence and big-data science, heavy industry and energy production and distribution, finance, pharmaceutics and material design, agriculture, genomics, and logistics and planning, just to name a few examples. In fact, even near-term quantum processors or simulators are expected to dramatically impact important sectors such as quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, or combinatorial optimisations.

The Quantum Algorithms group is part of a global effort to devise procedures able to solve practical problems more efficiently than with classical devices and to find ways to implement them on near-term quantum hardware or future, full-fledged universal quantum computers. This requires a close dialogue with quantum information theory and experiment, computer science, mathematics, and engineering.

Quantum Algorithms Group
Leandro
Prof. Dr. Leandro Aolita
Executive Director
Quantum Algorithms

P.O. Box: 9639, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
leandro.aolita@tii.ae
roth
Ingo Roth
Postdoctoral Researcher
Gian
Dr. Gian Camilo
Postdoctoral Researcher
Abdulla Alhajri
Dr. Abdulla Alhajri
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Thais de Lima Silva
Dr. Thais de Lima Silva
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sergi Ramos
Sergi Ramos-Calderer
Associate Researchers
Ruge Lin
Ruge Lin
Associate Researchers
Carlos Bravo
Carlos Bravo-Prieto
Associate Researchers
Lucas Borges_QRC
Lucas Borges
Associate Researcher
Renato Mello_QRC
Renato Mello
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Lucas Morriset
Intern
Marco Sciorilli
Marco Sciorilli
Intern
DERC_v3-12
Egor Tiunov
Postdoctoral Researcher
Open positions

We are looking for extremely well-qualified and highly-motivated researchers at the lead-scientist (Download Job Description), postdoctoral, and PhD levels. If your professional background and experience overlap with our research topics, please reach out to leandro.aolita@tii.ae to learn more.