Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

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

**Office:** Room 502B Blocker Building

I am an Associate 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 Illinois, I studied in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, Canada.

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

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

**Current Teaching:** Math 411 - Mathematical Probabilty (Sections 200, 501, 502)

**Links to my:**

**The ``Bran-Fam''** (Current/former students and postdocs):

- Li Gao (Postdoc 2018-2021. Current: Postdoc at Technical University of Munich [Spring 2021], Assistant Professor at University of Houston [Fall 2021-])
- Samuel Harris (Postdoc 2019-2022)
- Priyanga Ganesan (Ph.D., ongoing since 2019)
- Kari Eifler (Ph.D. 2021 expected)
- Ting Lu (Ph.D., ongoing since 2020)
- John Weeks (Ph.D., ongoing since 2019)
- 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)

**Some events of interest:**

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

- Linear Analysis Seminar
- Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
- Banach Spaces Seminar
- Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar
- Working Seminar on Quantum Groups
- Working Seminar on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

**UPCOMING AND RECENT CONFERENCES THAT I (CO-)ORGANIZED:
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- 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