MQV Colloquium: Robert Wille

The MQV Colloquia feature interdisciplinary talks given by local as well as invited international experts. The colloquia, which are accessible to a worldwide audience via videoconference, cover all aspects of quantum technologies, with a focus on MQV research activities. The goal of the series is to establish and strengthen connections with quantum-technology experts worldwide and to provide a platform for education and scientific exchange for and with the local quantum ecosystem.

"Software and Design Automation for Quantum Computing"

Robert Wille – TUM


With several quantum computing technologies available to a broader audience and several potential applications on the horizon, it more and more becomes relevant how to efficiently design corresponding quantum computing solutions. Can we re-use established methods from classical systems? Or do we have to start from scratch for quantum computing? This talk aims to provide answers. We are trying to make the point that we do not have to re-invent the wheel---but that a 1:1 re-use of classical design methods also won’t do the trick. The corresponding discussions are exemplified using design automation solutions and software tools from the Munich Quantum Toolkit (MQT). For more details, please see

Short bio

Robert Wille is a Full and Distinguished Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and Chief Scientific Officer at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria. He received the Diploma and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Since then, he worked at the University of Bremen, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the University of Applied Science of Bremen, the University of Potsdam, and the Technical University Dresden. From 2015 until 2022, he was Full Professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, until he moved to Munich. His research interests are in the design of circuits and systems for both conventional and emerging technologies.

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