Fernando G.S.L. Brandão
Researcher, Microsoft Research
Reader, CS Department, University College London

E-mail: fbrandao@microsoft.com

About me: I'm a researcher at Microsoft Research and a member of
the Quantum Architectures and Computation group. I'm also a reader
in the Computer Science Department of University College London.

In the spring of 2016 I will be joining Caltech division of Physics,
Mathematics and Astronomy
as a professor of theoretical physics. 

Research:  My research is on quantum information science. I explore
the interplay of physics, computer science and math to study the role of
quantum mechanics in computation and information processing.

I've been particularly interested in the following topics:

- Quantum information theory and entanglement theory
- Quantum hamiltonian complexity and quantum many-body physics
- Quantum complexity theory and quantum algorithms
- Connections of quantum computation and information to
   computational complexity, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics,
   optimization, Markov chains and resource theories

Selected Publications:

Estimating Operator Norms with Covering Nets
Equivalence of Statistical Mechanical Ensembles for Quantum Systems
Quantum Gibbs Samplers: The Commuting Case 
Quantum CMI, Reconstructed States, and State Redistribution
Robust Device-Independent Randomness Amplification with Few Devices
Product-State Approximations to Quantum Groundstates
The Second Laws of Quantum Thermodynamics
Quantum de Finetti Theorems under Local Measurements with Applications
Exponential Decay of Correlations Implies Area Law
Hypercontractivity, Sum-of-Squares Proofs, and their Applications
Local Random Circuits are Approximate Polynomial-Designs 
The Resource Theory of Quantum States Out of Thermal Equilibrium
A Quasipolynomial-time Algorithm for the Quantum Separability Problem
Faithful Squashed Entanglement
The Quantum One-Time Pad in the Presence of an Eavesdropper
A Generalization of Quantum Stein's Lemma
Entanglement Theory and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Strongly Interacting Polaritons in Coupled Arrays of Cavities


Last Update: October 2015