**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 transmission.

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:**

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: July 2015