P02 - Models of Quantum Learning and Computation

Hans Jürgen Briegel


Quantum machine learning is a new and rapidly growing research field within quantum information. It studies the use of quantum computers to enhance the efficiency of machine learning algorithms, for example for pattern recognition and big data analysis, and, conversely, the use of classical machine learning techniques in quantum physics, for example for the design of new quantum experiments.

The long-term goals and visions of our project are to (i) contribute towards a general theory of quantum learning within the agent-environment framework; (ii) integrate methods of reinforcement learning with protocols of quantum information; (iii) apply learning agents to the study of complex quantum systems; (iv) bring the field closer to experimental realizations.


Subproject Leader: Hans Jürgen Briegel

PostDocs: Fulvio Flamini, Katja Ried

PhDs: Sofiene Jerbi, Andrea López Incera, Alexander Pirker, Hendrik Poulsen Nautrup, Lea Trenkwalder

Master: Gilles Glesener, Arne Hamann, Francesco Preti

Admins: Elke Stenico


Active learning machine learns to create new quantum experiments
A. A. Melnikov, H. Poulsen Nautrup, M. Krenn, V. Dunjko, M. Tiersch, A. Zeilinger, H. J. Briegel
PNAS 115, 1221 (2018) [arXiv:1706.00868].

Quantum machine learning with glow for episodic tasks and decision games
J. Clausen, H. J. Briegel
Phys. Rev. A 97, 022303 (2018) [arXiv:1601.07358].

Faster quantum mixing for slowly evolving sequences of Markov chains
D. Orsucci, H. J. Briegel, V. Dunjko
Quantum 2, 105 (2018), [arXiv:1503.01334v4]. 

Fault-tolerant interface between quantum memories and quantum processors
H. Poulsen Nautrup, N. Friis, H. J. Briegel
Nat. Commun. 8, 1321 (2017), [arXiv:1609.08062].

Quantum speed-up for active learning agents
G. Paparo, V. Dunjko, A. Makmal, M. A. Martin-Delgado, H. J. Briegel
Phys. Rev. X 4, 031002 (2014).

Projective simulation for artificial intelligence
H. J. Briegel, G. De las Cuevas
Scientific Reports 2, 400 (2012).

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