Associate Professor Steven Flammia's research interests center around quantum information theory and applications of the theory to a broad range of topics, including condensed matter theory, topologically ordered phases, tensor networks, error correction, quantum optics, precision metrology, and classical statistical inference and machine learning, specifically compressed sensing. He has made important contributions to the study of characterization, verification, and validation of quantum devices.

Major funding support

Associate Professor Flammia has received funding support from the Australian Research Council as the recipient of a Future Fellowship, from the US Army Research Office (ARO), and from the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

Mentoring and research training

Associate Professor Flammia is currently supervising three postdoctoral scholars, two PhD students, and three Honours students. If you are interested in working or studying with Associate Professor Flammia, please contact him.

Qualifications: 
PhD, University of New Mexico, United States (2007)
BS, Pennsylvania State University, United States (2002)
Quantum matter 

Grand challenge: Address key fundamental theoretical questions.

Grand challenge: Preserving quantum states against decoherence indefinitely.

The Synthetic Quantum Systems program aims to address the key fundamental theoretical questions: how can we create and harness quantum matter to process information in new ways, and what new principles can we learn from a classification of this matter? We theoretically construct and explore new phases of strongly-coupled quantum many-body systems that exhibit powerful exotic properties such as topological order, and direct these properties towards applications such as quantum memories and processors.

Current Supervision


Doctor Philosophy - Principal Advisor


Doctor Philosophy - Principal Advisor


Doctor Philosophy - Principal Advisor


Honours project - Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

(2015)
Honours project - Principal Advisor

(2015)
Doctor Philosophy - Principal Advisor

Modular Universal Scalable Ion-trap Quantum Computer (MUSIQC)

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)/Research Support (2011)

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