Prof. Dr. Florian Neukart

Prior to joining Terra Quantum, Prof. Dr. Florian Neukart was the Director of Volkswagen Group’s Data Lab – an innovation center focusing on artificial intelligence and quantum computing research and development along Volkswagen Group’s value chain – which he helped establish from 2014 onwards. In addition, he founded and was the Director of the Advanced Technologies Group at Volkswagen Group Region Americas in San Francisco, where he orchestrated several research efforts related to quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and energy technologies. Before, he held various management and research positions in industry, academia, and consulting. Florian studied computer science, information technology, and physics, holding multiple Master’s degrees and diplomas and a Ph.D. in computer science focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Florian is also an assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science teaching quantum computing, is on multiple advisory boards and committees focusing on advanced technology and its impact on society, and authored books on artificial intelligence and energy. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Quantum Computing, in the Board of Trustees of the International Foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, a co-author of Germany’s National Roadmap for Quantum Computing, and on the Advisory Board of Quantum.Tech.

Publications:

Number of citations: over 957– h-index: 11

Selected recent publications

  1. Neukart, Florian; Grigorescu, Costin-Marius; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; High order computational intelligence in data mining a generic approach to systemic intelligent data mining, 2011 6th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD) 44570 2011 IEEE.
  2. Grigorescu, Costin-Marius; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; Neukart, Florian; Badea, Milian; Buffering application for an industrial monitoring software system, 2010 12th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment 780-785 2010 IEEE.
  3. Szakacs-Simon, Peter; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; Neukart, Florian; Signal conditioning techniques for health monitoring devices, 2012 35th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP) 610-614 2012 IEEE.
  4. Neukart, Florian; Morar, Sorin-Aurel; Operations on quantum physical artificial neural structures, Procedia Engineering 69 1509-1517 2014 No longer published by Elsevier.
  5. Neukart, Florian; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; Grigorescu, Costin-Marius; Szakacs-Simon, Peter; Transgenetic NeuroEvolution, 2012 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) 1120-1125 2012 IEEE.
  6. Neukart, Florian; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; Grigorescu, Costin-Marius; Szakacs-Simon, Peter; Cortical artificial neural networks and their evolution—Consciousness-inspired data mining, 2012 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) 1126-1133 2012 IEEE.
  7. Neukart, Florian; Are deep artificial neural network architectures a suitable approach for solving complex business-related problem statements?, .
  8. Aschbacher, Helmut; Neukart, Florian; Kammerhofer, Birgit; Schatzl, Sebastian; The use of Business Intelligence and Data Mining for improving the detection of Customer Needs in Service Engineering, Scientific Bulletin Series C: Fascicle Mechanics, Tribology, Machine Manufacturing Technology 23 27 2009 North University of Baia Mare.
  9. Neukart, Florian; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; Simon, Peter Szakacs; Problem-dependent, genetically evolving data mining solutions, Annals of DAAAM & Proceedings 1579-1581 2011 DAAAM International Vienna.
  10. Neukart, Florian; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; A Machine Learning Approach for Abstraction Based on the Idea of Deep Belief Artificial Neural Networks, Procedia Engineering 69 1499-1508 2014 No longer published by Elsevier.
  11. Neukart, Florian; Ethics and legislation in science, .
  12. Neukart, Florian; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; On quantum computers and artificial neural networks, Journal of Signal Processing Research 2 1 2013 .
  13. Neukart, Florian; Moraru, Sorin-Aurel; Foundations of an Artificial Neocortex, Signal Processing Research 3 44704 2014 Science and Engineering Publishing Company.
  14. Florian, Neukart; Sorin-Aurel, Moraru; Peter, Szakazs-Simon; Problem-dependent, genetically evolving Data Mining solutions, Proceedings of DAAAM 2011 .
  15. Florian, Neukart; Sorin-Aurel, Moraru; Costin-Marius, Grigorescu; Peter, Szakazs-Simon; Cortical Artificial Neural Networks and their Evolution-Consciousness-inspired Data Mining, Proceedings of OPTIM 2012 .
  16. Florian, Neukart; Sorin-Aurel, Moraru; Costin-Marius, Grigorescu; Peter, Szakazs-Simon; Artificial Immune System-inspired NeuroEvolution, Proceedings of DAAM 2012 .
  17. Florian, Neukart; Sorin-Aurel, Moraru; Costin-Marius, Grigorescu; Peter, Szakazs-Simon; Transgenetic NeuroEvolution, Proceedings of OPTIM 2012 .
  18. Jitca, Doina; Apopei, Vasile; 2011 6th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD 2011), .
  19. Neukart, Florian; System applying high order computational intelligence in data mining and quantum computational considerations concerning the future of artificial intelligence, 2013 Universitatea Transilvania din Brasov.
  20. Neukart, Florian; Ethics and Legislation in Scientific Research, https://de.scribd.com/doc/282879723/Ethics-and-Legislation-in-Scientific-Research 2011 .
  21. Neukart, Florian; Reverse Engineering the Mind: Consciously Acting Machines and Accelerated Evolution, 2016 Springer.
  22. Neukart, Florian; Quantum physics and the biological brain, Reverse Engineering the Mind 221-229 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  23. Neukart, Florian; Matter and consciousness, Reverse Engineering the Mind 231-236 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  24. Neukart, Florian; Advanced nature-inspired evolution and learning strategies, Reverse Engineering the Mind 143-168 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  25. Neukart, Florian; Pillars of artificial intelligence, Reverse Engineering the Mind 25-37 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  26. Neukart, Florian; An outline of quantum mechanics, Reverse Engineering the Mind 181-220 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  27. Neukart, Florian; Advanced artificial perception and pattern recognition, Reverse Engineering the Mind 103-142 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  28. Neukart, Florian; Autonomously acting cars and predicting market behaviour: some application scenarios for ANNs, Reverse Engineering the Mind 169-180 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  29. Neukart, Florian; Evolution’s most extraordinary achievement, Reverse Engineering the Mind 44766 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  30. Neukart, Florian; An outline of artificial neural networks, Reverse Engineering the Mind 39-101 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  31. Hofmann, Martin; Neukart, Florian; Bäck, Thomas; Künstliche Intelligenz und Data Science in der Automobilindustrie, Data Science Blog 2017 Data Science Blog.
  32. Helmut, Aschbacher; Florian, Neukart; Schatzl, Sebastian; The use of Business Intelligence and Data Mining for improving the detection of Customer Needs in Service Engineering, Graz: Campus02 University of Applied Sciences 2009 .
  33. Florian, Neukart; System Applying High Order Computational Intelligence in Data Mining and Quantum Computational Considerations Concerning the Future of Artificial Intelligence, Brasov: Transilvania University of Brasov 2013 .
  34. Florian, Neukart; Accuracy through Complexity-One Step further in Time-Series Prediction and Classification, Knowledge Discovery in Databases 2013 .
  35. Florian, Neukart; A sample algorithm for the system-side adaptation of artificial neural network architectures. Scribd, The World’s Largest Online Library 2012 .
  36. Florian, Neukart; Are deep artificial neural network architectures a suitable approach for solving complex business-related problem statements? Scribd, The World’s Largest Online Library 2012 .
  37. Zbancioc, Marius; Teodorescu, Horia-Nicolai; Feraru, Monica; Caelen, Jean; Xuereb, Anne; Schipor, Ovidiu-Andrei; Pentiuc, Ştefan-Gheorghe; Schipor, Maria-Doina; Lecouteux, Benjamin; Vacher, Michel; 2011 6 th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), .
  38. Neukart, Florian; Hofmann, Martin; Bäck, Thomas; Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in the Automotive Industry, https://data-science-blog.com/blog/2017/05/06/artificial-intelligence-and-data-science-in-the-automotive-industry/ 2017 .
  39. Itu, LM; Sharma, S; Ralovich, K; Mihalef, V; Ionasec, R; Everett, A; Ringel, R; Kamen, A; Gîrbea, A., Arhitecturi orientate pe servicii pentru optimizarea aplicaţiilor industriale, Editura Universităţii Transilvania, ISBN: 978-606-19-0242-2, 2013 Perniu, L., Procesarea datelor in sistemele informationale, Editura LUX LIBRIS Brasov, ISBN: 978-973-131-259-0, 2013 Ungureanu, D., Limbaje de programare şi tehnologii web, Editura Universităţii Transilvania Braşov, Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov 6 5551-58 .
  40. Abbate, Nunzio; Abbod, M; Abdel-Akher, Mamdouh; Abdel-Rahman, Osama; Abdennadher, K; Abdi, Ehsan; Abe, S; Abe, Seiya; Abedinpour, Siamak; Abi Rached, Rima; 2010 Combined Author Index IEEE Industry Applications Society Publications, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 47 1421 2011 .
  41. Neukart, Florian; Reverse engineering the mind, Reverse Engineering the Mind 237-354 2017 Springer, Wiesbaden.
  42. Neukart, Florian; Compostella, Gabriele; Seidel, Christian; Von Dollen, David; Yarkoni, Sheir; Parney, Bob; Traffic flow optimization using a quantum annealer, Frontiers in ICT 4 29 2017 Frontiers.
  43. Neukart, Florian; Von Dollen, David; Seidel, Christian; Compostella, Gabriele; Quantum-enhanced reinforcement learning for finite-episode games with discrete state spaces, Frontiers in physics 5 71 2018 Frontiers.
  44. Hofmann, Martin; Neukart, Florian; Bäck, Thomas; Artificial intelligence and data science in the automotive industry, arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.01989 2017 .
  45. Neukart, Florian; Seidel, Christian; Compostella, Gabriele; Verkehrsflussoptimierung mit einem Quantum Annealer, iX Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik 2 94 – 99 2018 Heise.
  46. Neukart, Florian; Dollen, David Von; Seidel, Christian; Quantum-assisted cluster analysis on a quantum annealing device, Frontiers in Physics 6 55 2018 Frontiers.
  47. Goddard, Phil; Mniszewski, Susan; Neukart, Florian; Pakin, Scott; Reinhardt, Steve; How Will Early Quantum Computing Benefit Computational Methods?, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics News 2017 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
  48. Hilbert, Marc; Neukart, Florian; Ringlstetter, Christoph; Seidel, Christian; Sichler, Barbara; KI-Innovation über das autonome Fahren hinaus, Künstliche Intelligenz 173-185 2019 Springer Gabler, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  49. Hsu, Ting-Jui; Jin, Fengping; Seidel, Christian; Neukart, Florian; De Raedt, Hans; Michielsen, Kristel; Quantum annealing with anneal path control: application to 2-SAT problems with known energy landscapes, arXiv preprint arXiv:1810.00194 2018 .
  50. Streif, Michael; Neukart, Florian; Leib, Martin; Solving quantum chemistry problems with a d-wave quantum annealer, International Workshop on Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems 111-122 2019 Springer, Cham.
  51. Feld, Sebastian; Roch, Christoph; Gabor, Thomas; Seidel, Christian; Neukart, Florian; Galter, Isabella; Mauerer, Wolfgang; Linnhoff-Popien, Claudia; A Hybrid Solution Method for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem Using a Quantum Annealer, arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.07403 2018 .
  52. Neukart, Florian; Selbstfahrer Wie künstliche Intelligenz das Auto der Zukunft beeinflusst, iX Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik 2018 Heise.
  53. Buxmann, Peter; Schmidt, Holger; Künstliche Intelligenz, 2019 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  54. Gabor, Thomas; Zielinski, Sebastian; Feld, Sebastian; Roch, Christoph; Seidel, Christian; Neukart, Florian; Galter, Isabella; Mauerer, Wolfgang; Linnhoff-Popien, Claudia; Assessing solution quality of 3SAT on a quantum annealing platform, International Workshop on Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems 23-35 2019 Springer, Cham.
  55. Yarkoni, Sheir; Leib, Martin; Skolik, Andrea; Streif, Michael; Neukart, Florian; Von Dollen, David; Volkswagen and quantum computing: An industrial perspective, Digitale Welt 3 234–37 2019 Springer.
  56. Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems, 2019 .
  57. Neukart, Florian; Compostella, Gabriele; Seidel, Christian; Von Dollen, David; System and method for predicting and maximizing traffic flow, 2020 US Patent 10,733,877.
  58. Feld, Sebastian; Linnhoff-Popien, Claudia; Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems: First International Workshop, QTOP 2019, Munich, Germany, March 18, 2019, Proceedings, 2019 Springer.
  59. Feld, Sebastian; Linnhoff-Popien, Claudia; Quantum technology and optimization problems, Proceedings of the First International Workshop QTOP 2019 2019 .
  60. van Vreumingen, Dyon; Neukart, Florian; Von Dollen, David; Othmer, Carsten; Hartmann, Michael; Voigt, Arne-Christian; Bäck, Thomas; Quantum-assisted finite-element design optimization, arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.03947 2019 .
  61. Neukart, F; Compostella, G; Seidel, C; von Dollen, D; Yarkoni, S; Parney, B; Frontiers in ICT 4, 29 (2017), DOI.
  62. SIMON, SZAKACS; ARTIFICIAL IMMUNE SYSTEM-INSPIRED NEUROEVOLUTION., Annals of DAAAM & Proceedings 23 1 2012 .
  63. Neukart, Florian; Quantencomputing Eine Einführung für Programmierer, c’t 43983142 – 144 2020 Heise.
  64. Neukart, Florian; Qubits 101 Die Mathematik von Qubits erklärt, c’t 43983144 – 146 2020 Heise.
  65. Neukart, Florian; Hallo, Quantenwelt! Wie man mit Quantengattern programmiert, c’t 43983146 ff. 2020 Heise.
  66. Neukart, Florian; Quanten-KI Eine Einführung in maschinelles Lernen mit Quantencomputern, c’t 44075138 ff. 2020 Heise.
  67. Harrigan, Matthew P; Sung, Kevin J; Neeley, Matthew; Satzinger, Kevin J; Arute, Frank; Arya, Kunal; Atalaya, Juan; Bardin, Joseph C; Barends, Rami; Boixo, Sergio; Quantum approximate optimization of non-planar graph problems on a planar superconducting processor, Nature Physics 17 3332-336 2021 Nature Publishing Group.
  68. Neukart, Florian; Humankind’s Hunger for Energy: The journey of a million years, from using flints to harvesting galaxies, 2020 .
  69. Neukart, Florian; Optimal tunneln – Eine praktische Einführung ins Quanten-Annealing, c’t 44166 2020 Heise.
  70. Neukart, Florian; Van Vreumingen, Dyon; Von Dollen, David; Voigt, Arne-Christian; Hartmann, Michael; Othmer, Carsten; System and method for finite elements-based design optimization with quantum annealing, 2020 US Patent App. 16/671,498.
  71. Yarkoni, Sheir; Kleshchonok, Andrii; Dzerin, Yury; Neukart, Florian; Hilbert, Marc; Semi-supervised time series classification method for quantum computing, arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.11031 2020 .
  72. Yarkoni, Sheir; Neukart, Florian; Moreno Gomez Tagle, Eliane; Magiera, Nicole; Mehta, Bharat; Hire, Kunal; Narkhede, Swapnil; Hofmann, Martin; Quantum Shuttle: Traffic Navigation with Quantum Computing, arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.14162 2020 .
  73. Global Future Council on Quantum Computing: Frequently Asked Questions, 2020 World Economic Forum.
  74. Neukart, Florian; Tremmel, Sylvester; Qubits in Seide: Eine Einführung in die Programmiersprache Silq, c’t 20/2020 2020 Heise.
  75. Neukart, Florian; Streif, Michael; Von Dollen, David; Graf, Tanja; Schladt, Thomas; Voigt, Arne-Christian; Mueller, Jonathan Edward; Simulating electronic structure with quantum annealing devices and artificial neural networks, 2020 US Patent App. 16/810,483.
  76. Streif, Michael; Yarkoni, Sheir; Skolik, Andrea; Neukart, Florian; Leib, Martin; Beating classical heuristics for the binary paint shop problem with the quantum approximate optimization algorithm, Physical Review A 104 112403 2021 American Physical Society.
  77. Taiber, Joachim; Neukart, Florian; Unsettled Topics Concerning the Impact of Quantum Technologies on Automotive Cybersecurity, https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/epr2020026/ EPR2020026 2020 .
  78. Arute, Frank; Arya, Kunal; Babbush, Ryan; Bacon, Dave; Bardin, Joseph C; Barends, Rami; Boixo, Sergio; Broughton, Michael; Buckley, Bob B; Buell, David A; Quantum Approximate Optimization of Non-Planar Graph Problems on a Planar Superconducting Processor. arXiv e-prints, page, arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.04197 2020 .
  79. Neukart, Florian; Quantencomputing in der Automobilindustrie, Digitale Welt 5 234-37 2021 eMedia Gesellschaft für Elektronische Medien mbH.
  80. Lethaus, Firas; Sichler, Barbara; Neukart, Florian; Seidel, Christian; KI-Innovation über das autonome Fahren hinaus, Künstliche Intelligenz 81-100 2021 Springer Gabler, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  81. Von Dollen, David; Neukart, Florian; Weimer, Daniel; Bäck, Thomas; Quantum-Assisted Feature Selection for Vehicle Price Prediction Modeling, arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.04049 2021 .
  82. Neukart, Florian; Quanten-Annealer für Optimierungsaufgaben, iX Special 2021 Quantencomputer 50 ff. 2021 Heise.
  83. Neukart, Florian; Quantengatter erklärt, iX Special 2021 Quantencomputer 22 ff. 2021 Heise.
  84. Neukart, Florian; Tremmel, Sylvester; Die Hochsprache Silq, iX Special 2021 Quantencomputer 102 ff. 2021 Heise.
  85. Bock, Sebastian; Drexlin, David Jacob; Foehlisch, Jana; Gheorghe-Pop, Ilie-Daniel; Heider, Isabell; Lahmann, Jan-Rainer; Neukart, Florian; Schulze, Lennart; Tcholtchev, Nikolay; Quantenspiele, IBMs Qiskit und RasQberry, iX Special 2021 Quantencomputer 108 ff. 2021 Heise.
  86. Harrigan, Matthew P; Sung, Kevin J; Neeley, Matthew; Satzinger, Kevin J; Arute, Frank; Arya, Kunal; Atalaya, Juan; Bardin, Joseph C; Barends, Rami; Boixo, Sergio; Quantum approximate optimization of non-planar graph problems on a planar superconducting processor, Nature Physics 17 3332-336 2021 Nature Publishing Group.
  87. Arute, Frank; Arya, Kunal; Babbush, Ryan; Bacon, Dave; Bardin, Joseph C; Barends, Rami; Boixo, Sergio; Broughton, Michael; Buckley, Bob B; Buell, David A; Quantum approximate optimization of non-planar graph problems on a planar superconducting processor (2020), arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.04197 2004 .
  88. von Dollen, David; Weimer, Daniel; Neukart, Florian; Quantum Computing: A Brief History, .
  89. Neukart, F; Compostella, G; Seidel, C; Von Dollen, D; Yarkoni, S; Parney, B; Traffic flow optimization using a quantum annealer. Front. ICT 4, 29 (2017), 2017 .
  90. Yarkoni, Sheir; Alekseyenko, Alex; Streif, Michael; Von Dollen, David; Neukart, Florian; Bäck, Thomas; Multi-car paint shop optimization with quantum annealing, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) 35-41 2021 IEEE.
  91. Yarkoni, Sheir; Huck, Andreas; Schülldorf, Hanno; Speitkamp, Benjamin; Tabrizi, Marc Shakory; Leib, Martin; Bäck, Thomas; Neukart, Florian; Solving the Shipment Rerouting Problem with Quantum Optimization Techniques, International Conference on Computational Logistics 502-517 2021 Springer, Cham.
  92. Bayerstadler, Andreas; Becquin, Guillaume; Binder, Julia; Botter, Thierry; Ehm, Hans; Ehmer, Thomas; Erdmann, Marvin; Gaus, Norbert; Harbach, Philipp; Hess, Maximilian; Industry quantum computing applications, EPJ Quantum Technology 8 125 2021 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  93. Neukart, Florian; Compostella, Gabriele; Seidel, Christian; Von Dollen, David; Yarkoni, Sheir; Parney, Bob; Traffic Flow Optimization Using a Quantum Annealer. Frontiers in ICT 4 (2017), 29, 2017 .