Quantum Architectures and Computation Group (QuArC)

Established: December 19, 2011

The Quantum Architectures and Computation group is a team of leading quantum computer scientists and engineers dedicated to developing real-world quantum algorithms, understanding their implications, and designing a comprehensive software architecture for programming such algorithms on a scalable, fault-tolerant, quantum computer. Our mission is to advance our understanding of quantum computing and its applications and implementation.

The QuArC group collaborates closely with Microsoft Research Station Q in Santa Barbara and several universities worldwide, including TU Delft (Leo Kouwenhoven), Niels Bohr Institute (Charlie Marcus), and the University of Sydney (David Reilly).

 

We are hiring!

Postdoctoral positions

The Quantum Architectures and Computation (QuArC) group of Microsoft Research Station Q is looking for exceptional postdoctoral candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2017. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum computation, and/or quantum circuit design and optimization.

Application deadline: October 1, 2016

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at: https://careers.research.microsoft.com/

In the online application, click on the following choices:

  • Position interested in: PostDoctorate
  • Location: Redmond, WA, USA
  • Research Areas of Interest: Quantum Computing
  • Microsoft Research Contact: Svore, Krysta

Application materials should include:

  • Current CV
  • Letters of reference will be directly requested from your referees by the application tool. (A minimum of 3 references required)
  • 2-3 page statement of research

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Direct questions to ksvore AT microsoft DOT com

 

Internship positions

The Quantum Architectures and Computation (QuArC) group of Microsoft Research Station Q is looking for exceptional intern candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2017. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum computation, and/or quantum circuit design and optimization.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at: https://careers.research.microsoft.com/

In the online application, click on the following choices:

  • Position interested in: Internship
  • Location: Redmond, WA, USA
  • Research Areas of Interest: Quantum Computing
  • Microsoft Research Contact: Svore, Krysta

Application materials should include:

  • Current CV
  • Letters of reference will be directly requested from your referees by the application tool. (A minimum of 3 references required)
  • Statement of research interests and expertise

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Direct questions to ksvore AT microsoft DOT com

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The Quantum Challenge

Date

February 22, 2016

Speakers

Dave Wecker and Krysta Svore

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Microsoft Research

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LIQUi|> StationQ Overview

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February 22, 2016

Speakers

Dave Wecker and Krysta Svore

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Microsoft Research

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Towards Scalable Quantum Computation

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July 24, 2014

Speakers

Robert Schoelkopf, David Reilly, and Dave Wecker

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Yale University, University of Sydney, Microsoft

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Hot Topics

Date

July 14, 2014

Speakers

Desney Tan, Doug Burger, Krysta M. Svore, and Mary Gray

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Microsoft Research

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Quantum Computing: the Next Frontier

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July 16, 2013

Speakers

Charles Marcus, Matthias Troyer, and Scott Aaronson

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Niels Bor Institute, ETH Zurich

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Language-Integrated Quantum Operations: LIQUi|>

Established: March 9, 2016

LIQUi|> is a software architecture and toolsuite for quantum computing. It includes a programming language, optimization and scheduling algorithms, and quantum simulators. LIQUi|> can be used to translate a quantum algorithm written in the form of a high-level program into the low-level machine instructions for a quantum device. LIQUi|> is being developed by the Quantum Architectures and Computation Group (QuArC) at Microsoft Research. About LIQUi|> To aid in the development and understanding of quantum protocols, quantum…

Microsoft Research blog

Supersingular Isogeny

Where cryptography and quantum computing intersect

By Kristin Lauter, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Last week I spent time at the American Institute of Mathematics in San Jose, working with a group of 20 or so mathematicians and computer scientists on questions related to quantum arithmetic, at a conference co-organized by researchers in the Microsoft Research (MSR) Quantum Architectures and Computation (QuArC) group. You might ask, why is a cryptographer working on this topic? (And also, when will we have a quantum…

May 2017

Microsoft Research Blog

Microsoft Quantum Challenge results are in!

By Judith Bishop, Director of Computer Science, Microsoft Research Throughout his life, Albert Einstein, who pioneered the theory of relativity, was skeptical about quantum computing. He was of the opinion that the quantum mechanical theory was incomplete, and was “spooky action at a distance.” How far we’ve come since then! In the last three decades, quantum algorithms have been developed that offer fast solutions to problems in a variety of fields, including number theory, optimization,…

May 2016

Microsoft Research Blog