Associate Member, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

**E-mail:** michael(dot)brannan(at)uwaterloo.ca

**Office:** MC 5447

Hello! I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Before moving to Waterloo in 2021, I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University. I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University.

**Research Interests:** Operator Algebras, Quantum Information Theory (QIT), Representation Theory, Quantum Symmetries (Quantum Groups), Non-commutative Probability, and Quantum Algebra. I am particularly interested in studying interactions between these fields.

**Current Teaching:**

- PMATH 950 - Quantum Representation Theory. Course Outline

**University of Waterloo Analysis Seminar**** (co-organized with M. Kennedy, N. Spronk, and K.Tatarko)**

**Online Seminar on Operator Algebras and Quantum Information (co-organized with I.Todorov and T. Vidick):** Seminar Webpage

**Links to my:**

**Students and Postdocs (Current and Former):**

- Roberto Hernandez-Palomares (Postdoc 2023-2025, cosupervised with M. Kennedy)
- Camila Sehnem, (Postdoc 2022-2025, cosupervised with M. Kennedy)
- Samuel Harris (Postdoc 2019-2022. Current: Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University)
- Li Gao (Postdoc 2018-2021. Current: Assistant Professor at University of Houston)
- Erik Seguin (Ph.D., ongoing, cosupervised with Nico Spronk)
- Adina Goldberg (Ph.D., ongoing)
- Padraig Daly (Ph.D., ongoing, cosupervised with David Kribs)
- Jennifer Zhu (Ph.D., ongoing)
- Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney (Ph.D. 2022. Current: Postdoc at University of Caen)
- Priyanga Ganesan (Ph.D. 2022. Current: Postdoc at UCSD)
- John Weeks (Ph.D. 2022. Current: Lecturer at TAMU.)
- Kari Eifler (Ph.D. 2021. Current: Data Scientist at Microsoft)
- Xiaoyu Su (M.Sc. 2019. Current: Ph.D. at TAMU Math)
- Tristan Pace (M.Sc. 2019. Current: Ph.D. at UT Austin Math)
- Noah Fournier (Undergraduate researcher 2020. Current: M.Phil. Oxford Math)
- Daniel Kimble (Undergraduate researcher 2020)
- Braden Yosko (Undergraduate researcher 2020)
- Josiah Blaisdell (Undergraduate researcher 2017. Current: Ph.D. at Oregon State Computer Science)
- Nathan Mehlhop(Undergraduate researcher 2018. Current: Ph.D. at Rutgers Math)
- William Ogletree (Undergraduate researcher 2018)

**UPCOMING AND RECENT CONFERENCES THAT I (CO-)ORGANIZED:
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- AIM Workshop: Non-local Games in Quantum Information Theory (Co-organized with Vern Paulsen, Ivan Todorov, and Anna Vershynina)
- Topological Quantum Groups, C*-Tensor Categories, and Subfactors (Co-organized with Makoto Yamashita)
- Brazos Analysis Seminar (Regional conference series cofounded with Mehrdad Kalantar from U. Houston and Tao Mei from Baylor U.)
Oberwolfach Mini-Workshop: Operator Algebraic Quantum Groups

The 2nd IAMCS Workshop on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Free Probability - On the occasion of Roland Speicher's 60th birthday

- Probabilistic and Algebraic Methods in Quantum Information Theory