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PhD position in Quantum Learning Theory at the University of Warwick, UK (Application deadline: January 1, 2024)

One funded PhD position is available in the group of Dr Matthias C. Caro, who will join the Theory and Foundations group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, UK, in Fall 2024. Candidates interested in the interactions between quantum computing and learning theory are encouraged to apply.

The Warwick CS theory group has strong ties with the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) and, together with DIMAP, is one of the leading theory groups in Europe, with regular publications in top international conferences and journals in theoretical computer science. Moreover, the successful candidate will become a part of the exciting, interdisciplinary research initiative Warwick Quantum. Overall, the Department of Computer Science at Warwick offers an excellent research environment. It was ranked 4th in the latest UK research assessment in Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021.

The university campus is located on the border of two counties, West Midlands and Warwickshire, is about one hour train ride from London, and 15 minutes from Birmingham International Airport.

The applicants are expected to have undergraduate and/or Master's degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in discrete mathematics and algorithms as well as prior experience with machine learning theory and/or quantum computing. The position comes with full funding for a home PhD student, the successful applicant will be receiving a stipend at rate in line with current Research Councils UK rates. Interested candidates from overseas are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Matthias C. Caro as early as possible so that additional funding for a fully funded overseas PhD student can be secured. The intended timeframe for the starting date is October – December 2024.

If you are interested in this opening, please send an email to Dr Matthias C. Caro (, with a SINGLE .pdf file containing your CV, relevant certificates and transcript of studies, as well as the names and email addresses of two references, by January 1, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed informally in early 2024.

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Tue 28 Nov 2023, 11:30 | Tags: Jobs and studentships Theory and Foundations