MSE Research Project Database

Implementation and optimisation of error correction algorithms on NISQ

Project Leader: M Usman
Collaborators: Udaya Parampalli (CIS)
Primary Contact: M Usman (
Keywords: Algorithms
Disciplines: Computing and Information Systems

Much like classical computers, quantum computers also require implementation of error correction schemes to robustly perform computing tasks. Ultimately, a large-scale universal quantum computer will consist of many error-corrected logical qubits, where each logical qubit is protected by error correction implemented on several physical qubits. This require extraordinary resources and engineering efforts. This project will design error correction schemes and test their performance by implementation on the current generation of quantum hardware, also known as noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers available via cloud access. The project will also look at the possibilities to train machine learning algorithms for autonomous detection and correction of quantum errors.

Reference relevant papers

Corcoles et al, Nature Communications 6, 6979, 2015

Urbanek et al, arXiv:1910.00129, 2019

Andreasson et al, Quantum 3, 183, 2019

Baireuther et al, Quantum 2, 48, 2018