PhD scholarships in Mathematics at the University of Bologna

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Bologna has opened a call for 12 PhD scholarships in Mathematics starting on November 1, 2023.
The call and the application procedure can be found at
The application deadline is June 20.

Five of the scholarships are funded by the general budget of the Department of Mathematics and have quantum information theory and quantum computing among the possible thesis subjects.
Three of the scholarships are funded by Next Generation EU with the goal to develop mathematical models and methods for human resource planning, environmental protection and safety measures in the public sector. These scholarships have the possibility of choosing among five different projects, among which

“Classical and quantum algorithms for optimal staff allocation”

The project has the goal to develop classical and quantum algorithms for the optimal allocation of the staff within an organization by phrasing the problem as a combinatorial optimization problem. Combinatorial optimization problems consist in finding the optimal element within a finite set of possible choices and have an extremely wide application spectrum. The project will tackle the problem to optimize the staff allocation with algorithms based on Hopfield networks and on the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm and will include an exchange in a public research body among CNR, INFN and CINECA.

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