Rhonda Au-Yeung and Nicholas Chancellor from the QEVEC project, along with Pascal Halffmann from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics have published a paper in Frontiers in Quantum Science and Technology exploring the potential of quantum computing for solving optimization problems.
“With the intense interest in quantum computing from academia, industry and government, we examine the science behind the hype and assess the current capabilities of quantum computers for solving optimisation problems. We observe that conventional (classical) approaches often outperform quantum optimisation, even though the results are competitive. This motivates future work in more robust quantum methods and, by extension, for the research community to reach a consensus on the best strategy to develop the quantum computing stack.”
The full paper can be read here https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frqst.2023.1128576/full