Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

**E-mail:** mbrannan(at)math.tamu.edu

**Office:** Room 502B Blocker Building

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University. Previously, I was a J.L. Doob Research Assistant Professor and an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before moving to Illinois, I studied in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, Canada.

**Research Interests:** Operator algebras, representation theory, and functional analysis. In particular, my research focuses on quantum groups, free probability, non-commutative harmonic analysis, approximation properties for operator algebras, and connections between these fields. I also study applications of quantum groups and related symmetries to problems in quantum information theory.

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**Some upcoming events of interest:**

**Students and Postdocs**

- Priyanga Ganesan (Ph.D., ongoing since 2019)
- Kari Eifler (Ph.D., ongoing since 2018)
- John Weeks (Ph.D., ongoing since 2019)
- Li Gao(Postdoc, 2018-2021)
- Xiaoyu Su (M.Sc. 2019)
- Tristan Pace (M.Sc. 2019)

**Some local seminars a Texas A&M:**

- Working Seminar on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
- Reading Seminar: Intro to Operator Algebras (meets Mondays 13:30-14:45 in BLOC 624)
- Linear Analysis Seminar
- Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
- Banach Spaces Seminar
- Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar
- Working Seminar on Quantum Groups

**CONFERENCES RECENTLY ORGANIZED:
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**THE BRAZOS ANALYSIS SEMINAR
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**WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM INFORMATION THEORY AT TEXAS A&M:**

Probabilistic and Algebraic Methods in Quantum Information Theory