The collaborative projects QuBRA (Quantum Methods and Benchmarks for Resource Allocation) and ProvideQ (Quantum Readiness for Optimization Providers) develop performant computational methods for quantum computers.
At QuBRA (Quantum Methods and Benchmarks for Resource Allocation), a team of experts on quantum information, classical deterministic algorithms, machine learning and software engineering started on 1 January 2022. Together with the companies Infineon and Volkswagen, they are researching methods usable for quantum computers, with which the companies can practically tackle optimisation problems. With Professor Ina Schaefer (Software Engineering) and Professor Sándor Fekete (Algorithms), two institutes of TU Braunschweig are involved in the network. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding QuBRA with 3.7 million euros until 2024.
Professor Ina Schaefer and Professor Sándor Fekete also coordinate the ProvideQ project (Quantum Readiness for Optimisation Providers), which also started on 1 January 2022. The goal is to expand established modelling systems of classical optimisation with quantum algorithmic methods. Under the motto “Enabling the enablers”, ProvideQ wants to make new quantum computing methods usable for industry without the need for separate research departments.
Also involved are Professor Sebastian Stiller and Professor Timo de Wolff from the mathematics department of TU Braunschweig, scientists from quantum information theory at Leibniz Universität Hannover, theoretical physics at the University of Cologne, quantum computing at Johannes Kepler University Linz and the optimisation service providers GAMS and 4flow. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection is funding ProvideQ with 2.9 million euros. The research project will also run until the end of 2024.
Prof. Dr. Sándor Fekete
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Phone: +49 531 391-3111