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Florian Neukart

Assistant professor

Dr. F. Neukart
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Florian Neukart is a lecturer of Quantum Computing at Leiden University and Principal Scientist at Volkswagen Group of America.

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Florian Neukart holds a Ph.D. in quantum computing and artificial intelligence from the Transilvania University of Brasov, as well as a Master’s degree in information technology from the CAMPUS02 University of Applied Sciences in Graz, and a Master’s degree in computer science from the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Kapfenberg.

He works as Principal Scientist in the fields of artificial intelligence and quantum computing at Volkswagen Group of America, where he is conducting research in the fields of self-driving vehicles, quantum machine learning, self-optimizing robots, and artificial intelligence in general.

Neukart, born in Bruck an der Mur/ Austria, is also a lecturer at Leiden University, where he works on quantum computing and artificial intelligence. He is the author of the book "Reverse Engineering the Mind - Consciously Acting Machines and Accelerated Evolution". Here, he is concerned with establishing a symbiotic relationship between a biological brain, sensors, AI and quantum hard- and software, resulting in solutions for the continuous consciousness-problem as well as other state-of-the-art problems.

He was one of the first researchers to propose and implement quantum neural networks, and among the first ones to solve real-world problems of society and environment by means of quantum computing/ annealing. In 2014, Neukart was awarded for his work in biologically-inspired artificial intelligence software by the Science Park Austria.

Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Leiden Inst of Advanced Computer Science


  • Volkswagen groep Principal scientist
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