Theoretical and practical aspects of verification of quantum computers

Yehuda Naveh, E. Kashefi, James R. Wootton, Koen Bertels

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Quantum computing is emerging at a meteoric pace from a pure academic field to a fully industrial framework. Rapid advances are happening both in the physical realisations of quantum chips, and in their potential software applications. In contrast, we are not seeing that rapid growth in the design and verification methodologies for scaled-up quantum machines. In this work we describe the field of verification of quantum computers. We discuss the underlying concepts of this field, its theoretical and practical challenges, and state-of-the-art approaches to addressing those challenges. The goal of this paper is to help facilitate early efforts to adapt and create verification methodologies for quantum computers and systems. Without such early efforts, a debilitating gap may form between the state-of-the-art of low level physical technologies for quantum computers, and our ability to build medium, large, and very large scale integrated quantum circuits (M/L/VLSIQ).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9819263-0-9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018
Event21st Design, Automation and Test in Europe - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1558-110


Conference21st Design, Automation and Test in Europe
Abbreviated titleDATE 2018
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  • Computers
  • Design methodology
  • Error correction
  • Logic gates
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum entanglement
  • design automation
  • verification
  • very large scale integrated quantum circuits


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