QuSoft was launched by CWI, UvA and VU in December 2015 and builds on the institutions’ excellent track record in quantum computing and quantum information. The main focus of QuSoft is on the development of quantum software, which requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from conventional software.
The overarching challenge for QuSoft is to harness the power of quantum information, through the study of quantum information science and the development of quantum algorithms. A particular focus is the design and development of protocols for quantum computation and quantum communication that can be run on small and medium-sized qubit platforms.
Within QuSoft, the mathematical research lines concern quantum algorithms, error correction, verification and testing and quantum information science.