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, after holding postdoctoral appointments at the universities of Innsbruck, Bristol, and Hannover. He received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Queensland 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 quantum computational supremacy was featured in a recent review in Nature. Michael also made significant contributions to quantum control theory, underpinning a wide-range of quantum computing architectures. Michael is Associate Editor and on the Editorial Board of Quantum Science and Technology, Co-Editor in Chief, Nature Partner Journals: Quantum Information and is an Executive Board Member of the Sydney Quantum Academy.

2011: ARC Future Fellow