PhD in Quantum Information

We are seeking exceptional applicants for PhD positions in the project “The Mathematical Foundation of Quantum Information Processing” at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Associate Professor Xin Wang at HKUST(GZ) and Team Leader Dr. Bartosz Regula of the Mathematical Quantum Information research group at the RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing.

The overall goal of the project is to develop the mathematical theory of quantum information. Research topics include mathematical characterization of quantum resources, communication capabilities of quantum channels and networks, quantum resource theory and quantum hypothesis testing, and optimization theory and its applications in quantum information theory. The project aims to push the fundamental boundaries of quantum information. This PhD position will begin in September 2024 or Spring 2025.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a globally recognized institution of higher learning with a reputation for innovation and excellence. HKUST(GZ) and HKUST operate within a mutually beneficial framework, characterized by equal status, shared resources, and complementary advantages. Together, they support the development of the nation and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The school is conveniently located near the Qing Sheng Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway, with West Kowloon, Hong Kong just a 1-hour ride away.

The PhD Program has a duration of three years (for students who hold a relevant research-based Master's degree) or four years (for students without a relevant research-based Master's degree). Full scholarships are provided for all admitted PhD students, with a monthly stipend of approximately RMB 15,000. Upon completion, PhD students will receive a Doctoral degree certificate issued by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During the PhD study, the student will have frequent opportunities to visit RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing.

How to Apply

please submit the following documents via email to both wangxinfelix[at]gmail [dot]com and bartosz.regula[at]gmail[dot]com:

  • Resume/CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • Representative papers (if available)
  • Statement of purpose

Please format the email subject line as follows: [Application - PhD - Name - Graduating Institution]. We look forward to receiving your application and joining us in pushing the boundaries of quantum information processing!