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Dr Nicholas Chancellor

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Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Interests

  • Quantum Annealing
  • Hybrid quantum classical computing
  • Applied algorithms for quantum computing

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2018: Editorial board membership for PLOS one: In 2018 I accepted a three year invitation to sit on the editorial board of PLOS one.
  • 2018: Implementation of reverse annealing on D-Wave devices: I wrote the first paper which proposed a version of the 'reverse annealing' protocol which has now been implemented on the quantum computing devices produced by D-Wave Systems Inc. These machines sell for about 10 million pounds and have been purchased by Google, NASA, and Lockheed Martin amongst others.
  • 2018: invitation to speak at DLR Quantum Computing Workshop: I was an invited speaker at the DLR Quantum Computing Workshop hosted by the German aerospace agency, DLR. I estimate about 100 people attended.
  • 2018: Invited to speak at AQC 2018 at NASA Ames: I was invited to give a talk at AQC 2018, held at the NASA Ames research facility at moffat field. AQC is the top conference in the field of quantum annealing and I would estimate the attendance at around 300 people.
  • 2018: program comittee member of QTOP 19:

    I was invited to sit on the program committee of QTOP, the "First International Workshop on Quantum Technology and Optimization
    Problems" in 2018 and accepted the invitation.

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2018: Hybrid Quantum Energy Landscape Computing (£465704.00 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)