Postdoc in Quantum Computer Simulation Technologies
Updated: 02 Dec 2019
The Numerical Analysis group at Delft University of Technology is offering a one-year Postdoc position in the field of quantum computer simulation technologies. The aim of this curiosity-driven project funded by NWO is to develop a GPU-accelerated quantum computer simulator for the efficient and reliable simulation of many-qubit quantum algorithms beyond the limits of today's simulators.
The Postdoc will work on the following tasks:
Development of customized number systems based on ideas from fixed-point arithmetics and POSITs. The customized number systems shall be tailored to the particular needs of quantum computer simulators (small value range and limited set of mathematical operations to realise gate-based quantum computing) to reduce memory consumption of the simulator.
Implementation of a GPU-accelerated quantum simulator based on the customized number systems. The customized number systems shall exploit the compute capabilities of modern GPUs (low-precision and integer arithmetics, tensor cores, …) to reduce execution times of the simulator.
Dissemination of results through publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at international conferences, and selected teaching and training events at TU Delft.
The Postdoc will work closely together with the PI (Dr. M. Möller) and his group of enthusiastic master students working on various aspects of quantum-accelerated numerical linear algebra algorithms.
Candidates should have the following qualifications:
- PhD in applied mathematics, computer science or a comparable discipline in the computational sciences
- High motivation and interest in quantum computing technologies
- Experience in GPU programming, preferably CUDA
- Preferably knowledge in the development, implementation and testing of numerical linear algebra algorithms
- Very good communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English
TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
36 - 40 hours per week