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QLindA: Quantum Reinforcement Learning for Industrial Applications

Recent advances in deep reinforcement learning have made it possible for artificial intelligence (AI) systems to play games like chess or Go better than any human or computer ever could. This key technology is recently also used for learning control in industrial environments.

The current rapid increase in the capacity of quantum computers opens up the possibility of using quantum computers in AI systems, and offers the potential for breakthrough performance improvements that could trigger a technological revolution with implications for a wide range of applications.

In this project we are working with partners to develop novel algorithms that will allow methods used in reinforcement learning to be transferred to high-performance quantum computers.

For more information, please refer to the project's homepage.

This project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


ACM Conference A*
Ready to Leap (by Co-Design)? Join Order Optimisation on Quantum Hardware
Manuel Schönberger, Stefanie Scherzinger, Wolfgang MauererProceedings of ACM SIGMOD/PODS International Conference on Management of Data2023.
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Journal 4.45
Uncovering Instabilities in Variational-Quantum Deep Q-Networks
Maja Franz, Lucas Wolf, M. Periyasamy, Ch. Ufrecht, D. Scherer, A. Plinge, Ch. Mutschler, Wolfgang MauererJournal of The Franklin InstituteElsevier (Open Access)2022.
PDF 10.1016/j.jfranklin.2022.08.021 [BibTex]
SIGMOD A* 2nd Place
Applicability of Quantum Computing on Database Query Optimization
Manuel SchönbergerProceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Management of DataAssociation for Computing Machinery20222nd Place.
PDF 10.1145/3514221.3520257 [BibTex]
Applicability of Quantum Computing on Database Query Optimization
Manuel Schönberger, Stefanie Scherzinger, Wolfgang MauererFrühjahrstreffen Fachgruppe Datenbanken in Potsdam (Poster Presentation)2022.
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SANER Workshop A
1-2-3 Reproducibility for Quantum Software Experiments
Wolfgang Mauerer, Stefanie ScherzingerQ-SANER@IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering2022.
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ICSE Workshop A*
Beyond the Badge: Reproducibility Engineering as a Lifetime Skill
Wolfgang Mauerer, Stefan Klessinger, Stefanie ScherzingerProceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Education for the Next GenerationAssociation for Computing Machinery2022.
PDF 10.1145/3528231.3528359 [BibTex]
ICSA Workshop A
Peel | Pile? Cross-Framework Portability of Quantum Software
Manuel Schönberger, Maja Franz, Stefanie Scherzinger, Wolfgang Mauerer2022 IEEE 19th International Conference on Software Architecture Companion (ICSA-C)2022.
PDF 10.1109/ICSA-C54293.2022.00039 [BibTex]