Prof. dr. H.M. Buhrman has been appointed as Distinguished Research Professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. In this position Harry Buhrman will function as the figurehead of the QuSoft research center and be committed to further development of the institute.
Next to his research portfolio the Distinguished Research Professor is responsible for advising the dean in administrative matters relevant for the development of science.
QuSoft is the new Dutch research center for quantum software. Its mission is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small and medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer. The main focus of QuSoft is on the development of quantum software, which requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from conventional software. QuSoft is a joint effort of CWI, UvA and VU University, and builds on the institutions’ excellent track record in quantum computing and quantum information.
Harry Buhrman is groupleader of the Algorithms & Complexity group at CWI.