Harry Buhrman

Full Name
Prof.dr. H.M. Buhrman
+31 20 592 4232
Scientific Staff Member, Principal Researcher & Strategist, Professor - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Harry Buhrman


All publications


  • Gravitation award of 18.8 M€, project “Quantum Software Consortium” (2017)

Professional activities

  • Professor: Universiteit van Amsterdam [UvA]
  • Committee member: European Science Foundation - Forward Look (NSIT)
  • Honorary Position: Distinguished research professor Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam
  • Board Member: Institute for Quantum Computing Waterloo - [IQC]
  • Board Member: Quantum Information Processing and Communication in Europe - [Qurope]
  • Board Member: Dutch Research School in Logic - [OzsL]
  • Member: Dutch Graduate School Institute for Programming and Algorithmics - [IPA]
  • Board Member: Dutch Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation - [ILLC]
  • Committee member: Workshop on Quantum Information Processing - [QIP]
  • Committee member: IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity - [CCC]
  • Committee member: Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation - [TAMC]
  • Editor: Journal: ACM Transactions on Computation Theory - [TOCT]
  • Editor: Journal: Computational Complexity
  • Editor: Journal: Theory of Computing Systems - [TOCS]
  • Editor: Member scientific board Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity (ECCC)
  • Executive: Executive Director of QuSoft, Research center for Quantum software & technology
  • Honorary Position: KNAW member
  • Researcher: Coordinating Researcher NWO gravitation project Quantum Software Consortium
  • Member: European Quantum community Network for the Netherlands (QCN).
  • Board Member: Advisory board Institut transdisciplinaire d'information quantique (INTRIQ), Canada
  • Board Member: Advisory board QUantum Information Entanglement-Enabled Technologies (QUIE2T)
  • Board Member: Advisory board Centre for Quantum Software and Information (QSI), Australia
  • Board Member: Advisory board Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT), Sweden
  • Board Member: Advisory board Center for Quantum Frontier of Research and Technology (QFort), Taiwan
  • Board Member: Advisory board Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA), USA
  • Board Member: Advisory board Max Planck institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), Germany
  • Board Member: Advisory board Quantum Computing in Ireland: A Software Platform for Multiple Qubit Technologies (QCoIr)
  • Board Member: Advisory board Quantum Information Center Sorbonne (QICS)
  • Committee member: Steering comittee QCN network for EU Quantum Flagship
  • : Theme leader NWO gravitation project Networks


  • Vici Innovational Research Grant NWO (2005)

Current projects with external funding

  • Networks (Networks)
  • Lectoraat Applied Quantum Computing (Teitsma) (None)
  • Quantum Software Consortium (QSC)
  • Research centre for quantum software (QUSOFT)
  • Startimpuls Nationale Quantumtechnologie (Startimpuls KAT-1)