Department of Computer Science

Quantum Software and Algorithms

Fostering large-scale quantum computing
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Quantum computing deploys the phenomena of quantum mechanics to solve complex problems that even the most powerful supercomputers cannot execute. This interdisciplinary research area is focused to achieve large-scale quantum computing from the software perspective. The main goal is to support the execution of quantum algorithms with a practical advantage. This implies that at least the following research topics will be pursued:

  • (quantum) machine learning
  • compilation and optimization of circuits
  • efficient error-correction and fault-tolerance
  • simulation of quantum circuits
KQCircuits Chip Design. Picture: IQM.

IQM announces KQCircuits - An open-source software to design superconducting quantum processors

IQM Quantum Computers (IQM) announced today its open-source
software tool KQCircuits to automate the design of superconducting quantum processors. KQCircuits is a Python library jointly developed by Aalto University and IQM using the KLayout design program.

Professor Paler infront of the Comptuer Science department

Alexandru Paler: Creating software for quantum computers

The newest professor to join the department of computer science tells us about how, when you cut through all the hype, quantum computing is full of interesting challenges that unites diverse fields


Latest publications

Logical and Physical Reversibility of Conservative Skyrmion Logic

Xuan Hu, Benjamin W. Walker, Felipe Garcia-Sanchez, Alexander Edwards, Peng Zhou, Jean Anne C. Incorvia, Alexandru Paler, Michael P. Frank, Joseph S. Friedman 2022 IEEE Magnetics Letters

Halving the width of Toffoli-based constant modular addition to n+3 qubits

Oumarou Oumarou, Alexandru Paler, Robert Basmadjian 2022 Physical Review A

On the realistic worst case analysis of quantum arithmetic circuits

Alexandru Paler, Oumarou Oumarou, Robert Basmadjian 2022 IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering

Quantum Fourier addition simplified to Toffoli addition

Alexandru Paler 2022 Physical Review A
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Related units

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (external link)

Collaborative institute for research on information technology.


Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)

International research hub for artificial intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

InstituteQ – The Finnish Quantum Institute

InstituteQ coordinates quantum technology research, education and innovation across Finland

InstituteQ. Photo: Jorden Senior.
PML research gropu at department of computer science, photo Matti Ahlgren

Research areas

Research areas in the Department of Computer Science

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