Searching for Quantum Software

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  author =       "Paul S. Massey",
  title =        "Searching for Quantum Software",
  school =       "Department Of Computer Science, University of York",
  year =         "2006",
  address =      "UK",
  month =        aug,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "171 pages",
  abstract =     "Quantum computing has the potential to bring a new
                 class of previously intractable problems within the
                 reach of computer science. Harnessing the quantum
                 mechanical phenomena of superposition and entanglement,
                 a quantum computer can manipulate vast amounts of
                 information in a single computational step and perform
                 certain operations exponentially faster than classical
                 (i.e. non-quantum) computers.

                 However, devising algorithms to harness the power of a
                 quantum computer has proved extraordinarily difficult.
                 Over twenty years after the publication of the first
                 quantum algorithm in 1985, despite the efforts of a
                 sizeable community of top-class researchers, only a
                 handful of distinct algorithms have been

                 This thesis makes the case that evolutionary search
                 techniques can be used to discover quantum circuits,
                 quantum programs and ultimately new quantum algorithms.
                 It presents a number of original results, including an
                 algorithm discovered by evolutionary search techniques
                 which implements the Quantum Fourier Transform on n
                 qubits, and an algorithm discovered by evolutionary
                 search techniques which returns the maximum value for
                 arbitrary permutation functions.",

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