Quantum Computing and Quantum Internet are seen as possible game changers in information technology, enabling a new category of applications which are currently not feasible on conventional computing platforms. There are various application domains that could benefit from this new technology, such as quantum chemistry, where new molecules are synthesized, which could lead to new materials or personalized medical treatments. Quantum Internet could provide virtually unbreakable communication mechanisms and thus create the basis for a truly secure Internet.
The Quantum & Computer Engineering department is focusing on the engineering challenges involved in scaling up these quantum technologies so they can be used for real-world problems. In this respect, Q&CE performs research on quantum system architecture, CryoCMOS, 3D interconnects, and quantum information theory.
The Q&CE department is closely connected to the QuTech research labs. The entire scope of research activities, going beyond quantum, is related to several other EEMCS themes such as: Computational Science & Engineering where Q&CE contributes to the future computing topic with its memristor-based computing and reliable computing using unreliable device research, Data Science where Q&CE contributes primarily to the health and computational genomics topics with the big data architectures research line, and Safety & Security where Q&CE focuses on hardware-based security mechanisms and fully adaptive processor architectures.
22 April 2021
European grant for TU Delft research into virus spread
The European Union has awarded TU Delft researcher Piet Van Mieghem an ERC Advanced Grant.
08 December 2020
Is it memory? Is it a processor? No, it’s both and super-efficient!
Emerging applications for Internet of Things devices – such as personalised healthcare, augmented reality and artificial intelligence – require vast computational power to be integrated into the device itself, but at only a fraction of the energy consumption attainable with current computer architectures. Researchers of the MNEMOSENE project# provided a proof-of-concept of an ultra-low power Computation-in-Memory architecture – a feat for which overall project leader Professor Said Hamdioui was recently presented the prestigious European Union ECS Innovation Award 2020.
19 February 2020