[Haskell-cafe] Postdoc ad: quantum-computing programming languages

Darren Grant dedgrant at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 20:52:08 UTC 2016

Congrats on the purchase!

I am not qualified for the position, but it is exciting to see the hardware
attracting comp sci researchers.

I would love to keep up with the discoveries here.

On Mar 31, 2016 13:06, "Scott Pakin" <pakin at lanl.gov> wrote:

> My institution just bought a D-Wave 2X adiabatic quantum computer.
> The problem is, no one really has a grasp on how to *program* an
> adiabatic quantum computer.  It's a totally different beast from the
> gate-model quantum computers that most people imply when they talk
> about quantum computing.
> I'm looking to hire a postdoc to work with me on designing and
> implementing programming models suitable for execution on D-Wave-style
> quantum computers.  The formal job ad can be found at
> http://tinyurl.com/jdlo556 or go to http://jobs.lanl.gov/ and look up
> job IRC49031.
> Disclaimer: This is not specifically a Haskell-hacking position,
> although you can use any language you want for the classical-side
> development.  I'm posting here because a key skill I'm looking for is
> breadth of language knowledge.  I see a candidate who knows nonstrict
> functional programming, declarative programming, and maybe a few
> "fringe" programming models as more valuable than one who knows only a
> dozen isomorphic imperative languages.
> -- Scott
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