Sebastian Feld

Sebastian Feld

Assistant Professor

TU Delft


Sebastian Feld is an assistant professor at Quantum & Computer Engineering department at Delft University of Technology.

Before, he was head of the Quantum Applications and Research Laboratory (QAR-Lab) at LMU Munich. As a postdoctoral researcher his main focus was on optimization problems and the application of quantum-assisted artificial intelligence. He earned his doctorate from LMU Munich working on planning of alternative routes, time series analysis and geospatial trajectories.

Research Interests

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Heuristic Optimization
  • Quantum Computer Science
  • Spatial Intelligence
  • Time Series Analysis
  • IT Security


  • Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science, 2018

    LMU Munich

  • M. Sc. in Applied Computer Science, 2010

    University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen

  • B. Sc. in Media Informatics, 2007

    University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen

Professional Experience


Assistant Professor

TU Delft, Netherlands

Oct 2020 – Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

LMU Munich, Germany

May 2018 – Sep 2020

Doctoral Candidate

LMU Munich, Germany

Jan 2013 – May 2018

Research Associate

University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Dec 2010 – Dec 2012

Stay Abroad

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Aug 2008 – Jan 2009

Student Research Assistant

University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Nov 2005 – Nov 2010

Recent Publications

Cross Entropy Hyperparameter Optimization for Constrained Problem Hamiltonians Applied to QAOA

Hybrid quantum-classical algorithms such as the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) are considered as one of the most …

Predictive Collision Management for Time and Risk Dependent Path Planning

Autonomous agents such as self-driving cars or parcel robots need to recognize and avoid possible collisions with obstacles in order to …

Approximating Archetypal Analysis Using Quantum Annealing

Archetypes are those extreme values of a data set that can jointly represent all other data points. They often have descriptive …

A Quantum Annealing Algorithm for Finding Pure Nash Equilibria in Graphical Games

We introduce Q-Nash, a quantum annealing algorithm for the NP-complete problem of finding pure Nash equilibria in graphical games. The …

What to do in the Meantime : A Service Coverage Analysis for Parked Autonomous Vehicles

Fully autonomously driving vehicles are expected to be a widely available technology in the near future. Privately owned cars, which …



Platform & Ecosystem for Quantum Assisted AI (PlanQK)

Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

Jan 2020 – Dec 2022

Platform & Ecosystem for Quantum Assisted AI (PlanQK)

Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

Apr 2019 – Oct 2019

Gate Allocation Optimization: Quantum Annealing Processing (CANOPUS)

Airbus Defence and Space

Aug 2018 – Oct 2018

Quantum Annealing Systems, Applications & Research (QASAR)

Volkswagen Data:Lab Munich

Jun 2017 – Dec 2017

Mobile Data Collection in Outpatient Palliative Care (APVEL)

University of Cologne

Jun 2017 – May 2019

School Wide Information & Feedback Technologies (SWIFT-Lab)

University of Cologne

Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

Digital Representation of Europe (DigiRep)

German Telecommunication Company

Dec 2016 – Feb 2017

Innovation Center Mobile Internet (InnoMI)

Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs & Media, Energy & Technology

Mar 2015 – Feb 2021

German Internet Index (DIX)

German Ministry of Economics & Technology

Aug 2011 – Dec 2012

Awareness Performance & Penetration Testing

Institute for Internet Security

Jan 2010 – Dec 2012


Best Video – ACM CF 2020

“Approximate Approximation on a Quantum Annealer” (Sax, Feld, Zielinski, Gabor, Linnhoff-Popien, Mauerer)

Best Paper – LBS 2018

“Discovering and Learning Recurring Structures in Building Floor Plans” (Sedlmeier, Feld)

Best Paper – IPIN 2014

“Homotopy and Alternative Routes in Indoor Navigation Scenarios” (Werner, Feld)

Best Paper – CENTRIC 2013

“Privacy-Centric Modeling and Management of Context Information” (Dorfmeister, Feld, Linnhoff-Popien, Verclas)