Ion trap based quantum information processor is considered to as one of the most advanced quantum computers in the noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) technology era. Based on atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) sciences, ion trap technology allows precision fundamental physics, quantum simulations as well as quantum computation. Our group specializes in quantum simulations [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41534-020-0264-6], computations and sensing [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41534-019-0234-z] using single or multiple qubits. Despite enormous progress depicted in the popular press, scalability is a research topic and far from being solved. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the endeavor. We address scalability by two means remotely coupling quantum systems using quantum communication challenges and improving on the quality as well as dimensionality of a single quantum system.
The present projects will be to scale up the quantum computation work as well as to develop NISQ era quantum computers for specific problems related to machine learning. We are looking for enthusiastic PhD candidates to
Use the Hilbert space offered by qubits can potentially out perform the classical machine learning in several ways including resource and energy requirement.
Coherently couple and develop hybrid quantum systems between a processor and a memory.
We are looking for self-driven physicists and engineers to perform pioneering research to implement algorithms that provide advantage of using NISQ era quantum computers based on trapped ions for machine learning. The work will be done in an international team and in collaboration with theorists. Given the challenges and competition, we look for hardworking, enthusiastic problem solvers with a clear understanding of underlying basic principles.
The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) provides an attractive PhD program with fellowship and a wide exposure to high calibre research. The centre is one of the pioneering institutes in the world with link to various other international centres. The environment is truly international and stimulating giving the students an edge over other in the life beyond PhD.
To know more about the PhD position, please get in touch with Prof. Manas Mukherjee firstname.lastname@example.org