Leader of the group Algorithms and Complexity: Harry Buhrman.

Our research group designs software for the computing technology of the future, especially quantum computing. Based on the laws of quantum mechanics, which tell us that systems and particles can be in multiple states at once, quantum computing is radically different from computing as we know it. Our quantum software requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches based on superposition, interference and entanglement. Ultimately, our research will result in better, faster and more reliable computer systems for society. Our research group is involved in QuSoft, the new Dutch research centre for quantum software.




PhD students on the subject Stochastics and Algorithmics in NETWORKS

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has vacancies for talented PhD students, on the subject Stochastics and Algorithmics in NETWORKS. The research project NETWORKS is looking for 14 international PhD students in mathematics and computer science. Are you interested in the stochastics and algorithmics behind network problems? And would you like to be part of this project with its many activities? Then we invite you to apply for one of these positions.


Current events

Postphoned: 4th QSC General Assembly

  • 2020-06-12T14:00:00+02:00
  • 2020-06-12T17:30:00+02:00
June 12 Friday

Start: 2020-06-12 14:00:00+02:00 End: 2020-06-12 17:30:00+02:00

WCW Congress center, Euler room, Science Park 125, Amsterdam

Everyone is welcome to attend the 4th General Assembly of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC). This Quantum program is part of the Networks Scientific Conference; all information can be found on the website. This track is about network phenomena in quantum information science, a field whose main aim is to explore computational and information-theoretic aspects of quantum mechanics. Key examples include quantum algorithms for classical problems, for instance to study large graphs, networks of quantum systems, where strange interactions connect nodes of separated quantum systems, communication networks featuring quantum-enhanced channels or channels for transmitting quantum information itself, and computational complexity theory under the presence of quantum devices and agents.
These topics enjoy lively interactions with a broad range of mathematical areas, including combinatorics, functional analysis, algebra and probability. Some of the state of the art on these themes will be presented by world experts.

Registration is free but required:


Associated Members


Current projects with external funding

  • Quantum Algorithms in a Practical Setting ()
  • Quantum Computation with Bounded Space ()
  • Quantum time-space tradeoff lower bounds ()
  • Algorithms, protocols and applications for small qubits systems
  • Realization of Quantum Computing Applications at Bosch
  • CIFAR grant Quantum Information Science (CIFAR)
  • Taming Quantum Adversaries (None)
  • Quantum Computing (PPS ABN AMRO Bank)
  • Quantum Software Consortium (QSC)
  • Quantum algorithms and applications (QuantAlgo)
  • Research centre for quantum software (QUSOFT)
  • WISE Women In Science Excel (WISE)

Related partners

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Bosch Foundation
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam