Michael Brannan obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Queen's University in 2012. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Michael was an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and J.L. Doob Research Assistant Professor and an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Michael is interested in studying interactions between operator algebras, representation theory, auantum algebra, quantum information theory (QIT) and mathematical physics. Much of his current research uses mathematical tools inspired by from QIT to gain insight into various problems in pure mathematics, and conversely, the uses from representation theory, operator algebra, and quantum algebra to shed new light on theoretical problems arising in QIT.