Michael Bremner

Prof. Michael Bremner

Professor of Software Engineering, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
PhD, University of Queensland, 2005
BSc (Honours Class I) University of Queensland, 2000
BSc, University of Queensland, 1999

Professor Michael Bremner leads a team at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney that focusses on the computational complexity of applications for noisy intermediate-scale quantum computers. Michael joined UTS in 2012 as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, returning to Australia after holding postdoctoral appointments at the universities of Innsbruck, Bristol, and Hannover. He received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Queensland under the supervision of Professors Michael Nielsen and Gerard Milburn, where he studied the role that entanglement plays in the design and analysis of quantum computers. Throughout his PhD Michael was also a student in the ARC Centre for Quantum Computing Technology.

Michael’s research has been centred on determining the physical resources and computational structures that lead to quantum computational advantage. He is most well-known for his work in revealing the potential computational supremacy of near-term quantum devices that evolved from pioneering work on intermediate quantum computing models. This research led to the first experimental proposals to demonstrate quantum computational supremacy as well as new methods for assessing the relative power of quantum and classical computations. His research on this topic has had wide-reaching impact and was featured in a recent review in Nature on quantum computational supremacy. Beyond his work on quantum computational complexity theory and algorithms, Michael has made foundational contributions to quantum control theory, underpinning a wide-range of quantum computing architectures.

2011: ARC Future Fellow

Role: Program Manager

University: University of Technology Sydney

Phone: +6129514 1308

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Researcher ID: Michael Bremner

Address: ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007, Australia


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