Quantum self-learning Monte Carlo and quantum-inspired Fourier transform sampler

Katsuhiro Endo, Taichi Nakamura, Keisuke Fujii, Naoki Yamamoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


The self-learning metropolis-Hastings algorithm is a powerful Monte Carlo method that, with the help of machine learning, adaptively generates an easy-to-sample probability distribution for approximating a given hard-to-sample distribution. This paper provides a new self-learning Monte Carlo method that utilizes a quantum computer to output a proposal distribution. In particular, we show a novel subclass of this general scheme based on the quantum Fourier transform circuit; when the dimension of the input to QFT corresponding to the low-frequency components is not large, this sampler is classically simulable while having a certain advantage over conventional methods. The performance of this quantum-inspired algorithm is demonstrated by some numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043442
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Quantum self-learning Monte Carlo and quantum-inspired Fourier transform sampler'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this