September 2022


In partnership with Qblox, Dr Usman will be arranging a workshop in upcoming IEEE Quantum Week 2022 in USA. Check out an amazing line-up of speakers and panel discussions at the workshop program:

WKS14 — Real-Time Decoding for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing

https://www.qblox.com/ieeeworkshop

August 2022


Dr Usman will be giving a Guest Lecture at the Australian Institute of Machine Learning (The University of Adelaide) on August 12 at 11 AM. The topic of the lecture is "Applications at the intersection of machine learning and quantum computing".


August 2022



Dr Usman will be presenting at the Chief of Army Symposium event at Adelaide Convention Center on August 10-11, 2022. The presentation will be part of the Australian Army Quantum Technology Challenge (QTC22) which presents our team's quantum solution for the challenge problem: "Identification and Mitigation of Threats in Images and Signals".

A teaser article can be found here

July 2022



Dr Usman will be presenting a lecture on "Quantum Machine Learning" in Qiskit Hackathon Melbourne (July 4-7, 2022). More details are here: https://quantum-melbourne.github.io/


June 2022


Our team at the University of Melbourne (Prof Hollenberg, Dr Hill and Dr Usman) is partnering with IBM and Quantum Brilliance to form a consortium which will lead "Algorithms and Applications" Theme of DSTG's Emerging Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium on Quantum Computing to be held in June 2022. More details here:

https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/event/emerging-disruptive-technology-assessment-symposium-quantum-computing

June 2022


Woohooo!

More Quanics Lab students successfully defended their MSc research thesis.

Congratulations to Michelle Zhou, Chenghong Zhu and Fanzhe Qu on completing his MSc in Computer Science (Quantum Computing).

March 2022


Dr Usman joined DATA61 at CSIRO as Visiting Principal Scientist where he will be leading a Quantum Technologies Team.


February 2022



Woohooo!

Another Quanics Lab student successfully defended MSc research thesis.

Congratulations to Oscar Glenister on completing his MSc in Physics (Quantum Computing).

December 2021


Melbourne Center for Data Science (MCDS) is hosting 4 days Workshop on "Quantum Computing For Data Science" organised by Dr Charles Hill.

Dr Usman will be delivering lectures on Quantum Machine Learning and their application in practical data science on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

A link to the program is here

November 2021



Woohooo!

Two Quanics Lab students successfully defended their MSc thesis. Congratulations to Maxwell West and Ben Harper on completing MSc in Physics (Quantum Computing).

November 2021


Dr Usman will be delivering an invited talk at KFUPM Webinar "Quantum Information and Computing: Fundamentals and Applications" on November 2, 2021. The title of the talk is: "Quantum Computing Applications and Quantum Advantage".

A link to the program is here

September 2021


Great news! Quanics Lab MSc research student Maxwell West just received the news of his paper being accepted in Nanoscale journal as communications. Well done Maxwell!

A link to his paper is here

September 2021





Dr Usman will be serving on the Executive Editorial Board of IOP Nano Futures journal.


Nano Futures mission is to reflect the diverse and multidisciplinary field of nanoscience and nanotechnology that now brings together researchers from across physics, chemistry, biomedicine, materials science, engineering, and industry.


September 2021


Dr Usman is presenting an invited talk at the 2021 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM). In this talk, our recent work on bismide nanowires for greener photonic technologies will be discussed.

More details about the conference are here

August 2021

Dr Usman delivered a research seminar at the Quantum Computational Science Group on August 24.

The title of the talk was: Advancing Quantum Technologies through Materials Discovery and Device Benchmarking.

Many thanks to Dr Ryan Bennink for hosting the seminar.

June 2021




Woohooo!

Two Quanics Lab students successfully defended their MSc thesis. Congratulations to Shaobo Zhang and Shwetha Srinavasan on completing MSc.


May 2021


Dr Usman delivered a research seminar at the James Watts School of Engineering, University of Glasgow on May 14.

The title of the talk will be: Advancing Quantum Technologies through Materials Discovery and Device Benchmarking.

Many thanks to Dr Qammer Abbasi and Dr Kaveh Delfanazari for the invite.

May 2021




Dr Usman's perspective article Quantum Computing: Exploring Supremacy, Advantage & Practicality just appeared in April 2021 Issue of Cutter Business Technology journal.

April 2021




Great news! Our team has been shortlisted as one of three teams to compete in Army Quantum Technologies Challenge 2021 in a nation-wide competition.

Team: Heuristic Algorithm Quantum Computing

Details of press release: https://researchcentre.army.gov.au/library/land-power-forum/army-quantum-technology-challenge-2021

April 2021







Dr Usman will be serving on the Editorial Board of IOP Modeling and Simulations in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE) journal. Looking forward to working with the journal team to further raise its profile within the theoretical materials science and engineering community and bring new expertise on-board.

February 2021






PhD student Spiro Gicev presented his work on neural network surface code decoder in QIP2021 meeting. More information about the conference is here



February 2021






Our paper on on-surface molecule-molecule interaction appeared in journal Small.

This work is based on MSc thesis of my student Spiro Gicev, Congratulations Spiro!

Full paper can be read here

The corresponding press release is here


January 2021






Dr Usman will be presenting a talk at 2021 Machine Learning for Quantum meeting. The meeting will be held in March.

December 2020





Dr Usman's work on computational modeling of spin qubits in silicon has been selected as one of the finalists in 2020 Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science by Elsevier. The corresponding article is Here

December 2020



Our work on mapping two-qubit interactions in silicon just appeared in Nature Communications journal.

The corresponding press release is here: Researchers map electrons to move ...

October 2020



Dr Usman will be serving as a Guest Editor of a Special Issue on "Next Generation Solar Energy Harvesting Materials".

The special issue is being hosted by MDPI journal Energies (IF: 2.702): https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/special_issues/solarenergy_harvesting


October 2020






Our paper just came out in Nanoscale journal.

The paper is highlight by University of Melbourne's Pursuit magazine article.

July 2020












Our paper just came out in ACS Applied Electronic Materials journal. Excellent work by Tsai, Aghajamali et al.


The paper is highlight by the supplementary cover picture.


June 2020











Engineers Australia's Create Magazine highlighted our machine learning qubit work in their Techwatch section:


Further details are here: https://www.createdigitalmagazine.org.au/machine-learning-qubits/

June 2020

IEEE UniMelb/Victoria will host Dr Usman's talk on Quantum Computing: Fundamentals and Applications.


Watch the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQyZimXcMhk&feature=youtu.be


Further details are here: https://ieeevic.org/event/quantum-computing-fundamentals-and-applications/


April 2020


Dr Usman is one of the finalists in the Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science global competition.

Final winner will be announced towards the end of 2020.

March 2020




Our paper just published in npj Computational Materials and the corresponding Pursuit article is here.

The paper has received excellent media/blog attention, including from Futurity, Phys.org, Pioneering Minds, AiHub, Australian Online News, Qubit Reports among others.


The paper came out of MSc thesis of my student Yi Zheng Wong, Congratulations Yi!

January 2020



A great start to year 2020! I have joined three committees:

(1) Early Career Academic Network Executive Committee at the Melbourne School of Engineering

(2) Education Committee at the School of Computing and Information Systems

(3) Planning Day Committee at the School of Computing and Information Systems.

Looking forward to highly productive engagement with MSE and CIS communities.

December 2020



Great News! Our project proposal titled "Quantum Computer Device simulations" won 750 KSUs CPU time on Australia's HPC National Computing Infrastructure in a nationwide competition. This will allow us to run computationally intensive simulations on two state-of-the-art supercomputers: Magnus and Gadi.


Project CI: Lloyd Hollenberg and Project co-CI: Muhammad Usman and Charles Hill

November 2019


Dr Usman's research on theoretical simulations of silicon qubit devices and quantum computer architectures awarded 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (Early Career) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne. Each year, this award recognises the best research achievement(s) by an academic staff over the span of the last three years. A list of 2019 recipients is here: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/news/deans-award-for-excellence-recipients

November 2019




Dr Usman's MSc student (co-supervised with Prof. Hollenberg) successfully presented completion talk of his MSc thesis. He worked on the investigation of electronic signature of symmetry breaking in MgPc dimers adsorbed on Ag surfaces by formulating a theoretical framework based on DFT electronic structure calculations and STM/STS simulations. Congratulations to Spiro Gicev!



September 2019


Dr Usman will present an invited talk at the 20th International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS-ICA), 22-26 September 2019 in Perth.

The conference program is available here: https://iumrs-ica2019.com/symposia-program-speakers/

June 2019



Dr Usman presented an invited talk at the 3rd Workshop of the Melbourne Condensed Matter Community (MC)^2 on June 7 at RMIT.

May 2019





Dr Usman presented an invited research seminar at the Research School of Engineering, ANU. Abstract Here

February 2019



Dr Usman's talk titled "A surface code quantum computer architecture for donor qubits in silicon" awarded one of the best talk prizes at the Annual Workshop of CQC2T held in Sydney Australia (12-15 February).

December 2018








Great News! Our project proposal titled "Large-scale quantum computer technology simulations" won 500 KSUs CPU time on Australia's HPC National Computing Infrastructure in a nationwide competition. This will allow us to run computationally intensive simulations on two state-of-the-art supercomputers: Magnus and Raijin.


Project CI: Lloyd Hollenberg and Project co-CI: Muhammad Usman and Charles Hill

November 2018





Dr Usman's MSc student (co-supervised with Prof. Hollenberg) successfully presented completion talk of his MSc thesis. He worked on establishing a machine learning framework for automated characterisation of atomic-level spin qubits in silicon. Congratulations to Yi Zheng Wong!

October 2018



Pursuit, the flagship science magazine of University of Melbourne published a feature article on our quantum computer research:

'Grasping the Spooky in Quantum Physics'

December 2017





The University of Melbourne is now one of the IBM's regional hubs for Quantum Research, Education and Industrial Collaboration. Details here.


Great news for UoM and our team!

December 2017



Great News! Our project proposal titled "Large-scale quantum computer technology simulations" won 750 KSUs CPU time on Australia's HPC National Computing Infrastructure in a nationwide competition. This will allow us to run computationally intensive simulations on two state-of-the-art supercomputers: Magnus and Raijin.


Project CI: Lloyd Hollenberg and Project co-CI: Muhammad Usman and Charles Hill

The details of the competition are here

December 2017





Dr Usman presented a talk on STM-based qubit metrology and chaired a condensed-matter physics (CMP) session in AIP 2017 Summer Meeting in Sydney Australia.

September 2017




Dr Usman presented short talk on fundamental properties of light and sound to school students from grade 7 and 8 under CSIRO's STEM program.

May 2017









Dr Usman presented a science demo for local school children to enhance their interest in STEM subjects under CSIRO's STEM program.



February 2017



Dr Usman presented a talk on single-atom-precision metrology of dopants in silicon at AMN8 Meeting held in Queenstown New Zealand (12-16 February): Conference Weblink

February 2017



Dr Usman's talk titled "Precision donor qubit imaging metrology" awarded one of the best talk prizes at the Annual Workshop of CQC2T held at Queensland Australia (5-7 February): News Post

December 2016






Our project proposal titled "Multi-million Atom Quantum Computer Device Simulations" won 1500 KSU CPU time on Australia's HPC National Computing Infrastructure in a nationwide competition. This will allow us to run computationally intensive simulations on two state-of-the-art supercomputers: Magnus and Raijin.


Project CI: Lloyd Hollenberg and Project co-CI: Muhammad Usman

The details of the competition are here


December 2016


Dr Usman am presenting a talk at the 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress in December 2016.

Program of the congress is available here.

September 2016

Dr Usman delivered a research seminar at the School of Physics of Monash University hosted by Prof. Kavan Modi.

Abstract of the talk is Here

September 2016

Nature Nanotechnology highlighted our paper in "Table of Contents" of their September 2016 Issue:

See here Nature Nano TOC

August 2016




Dr Usman delivered a research seminar at the School of Science of RMIT hosted by Prof. Jared Cole.

June 2016


Nature Nanotechnology published our work on ultimate precision metrology of dopants in silicon

Link to the paper is here

Several news outlets covered the paper such as:

Phys.org, Futurism, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, Bharattimes, newswise, nano, University of Melbourne Newsroom, UNSW News, Scimex, Technology, Opli

June 2016



Dr Usman delivered a talk in Weekly Physics Colloquium at the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus.

April 2015






Our invited paper has been published in a special issue of the Journal of Physics:Condensed-Matter


Link to the paper is here


Link to the special issue is here

October 2013



Dr Usman delivered an invited talk at EMN Open Access Week held in Chengdu China:

Link to the conference is here

Link to the abstract is here

September 2013



Compound Semiconductor Magazine has just published a Feature Article on our Bismide work: Digital copy of CS Magazine here


"An Elemental Change to Laser Design", Compound Semiconductor - Page 53, Volume 19, Number 6, August/September 2013 -

PDF copy of CS Magazine August/September Issue here

March 2013



Our article on semiconductor laser theory is selected by IOP Editors in the Highlights of Year 2012.

April 2012


Our invited review article on semiconductor laser theory is just published online by Semiconductor Science and Technology Journal. The paper will appear in a special issue published at the 50th anniversary of the Diode Lasers by IOP.

April 2012



Our work is selected by the editor to be highlighted on nanotechweb.org website.

See news item here Quantum dot model analyses the influence of intermixing and segregation effects on polarisation properties

April 2012



Dr Usman's paper published in Nanotechnology journal is spotlighted in lab/fab talk on compoundsemiconductor.net

See news item herehttp://compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/labfab-news.php

March 2012



March, 2012: Dr Usman presented my work "Quantum Dot based Photonic Devices" at Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College: See full video here

August 2011



August, 2011: Our article published in Nanotechnology journal spotlighted on nanotechweb as editor's choice: Read full article here