iQuantum: A Melbourne Initiative for Quantum Computing

Recent breakthroughs in Quantum hardware are creating opportunities for its use in many applications. However, Quantum software engineering is still in its infancy with many challenges, especially dealing with the diversity of Quantum programming languages and hardware platforms. To alleviate these challenges, our iQuantum Initiative at the University of Melbourne is investigating fundamental research challenges and developing software systems and tools for the advancement of Quantum Computing paradigm by supporting (1) rapid creation of applications and their deployments and (2) modelling and simulation of quantum computing environments.

Team Members @ Melbourne CLOUDS Lab

External Collaborators


  1. Sukhpal Singh Gill, Adarsh Kumar, Harvinder Singh, Manmeet Singh, Kamalpreet Kaur, Muhammad Usman, and Rajkumar Buyya, Quantum Computing: A Taxonomy, Systematic Review and Future Directions, Software: Practice and Experience (SPE), Volume 52, Issue 1, Pages: 66-114, ISSN: 0038-0644, Wiley Press, New York, USA, January 2022.
  2. Hoa T. Nguyen, Muhammad Usman, Rajkumar Buyya, QFaaS: A Serverless Function-as-a-Service Framework for Quantum Computing, Technical Report CLOUDS-TR-2022-1, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory, The University of Melbourne, Australia, May 30, 2022.
  3. Hoa T. Nguyen, Muhammad Usman, and Rajkumar Buyya, iQuantum: A Case for Modeling and Simulation of Quantum Computing Environments, Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW 2023, IEEE CS Press, USA), Chicago, USA, July 2-8, 2023.

Software Systems (Open Source)

Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia