Muhammad Usman

Team Leader Quantum Systems, Data61, CSIRO, Clayton Victoria, Australia.

Associate Professor (Honorary), School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

IBM Quantum Hub Academic, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Email: muhammad (dot) usman (at) csiro (dot) au OR musman (at) unimelb (dot) edu (dot) au

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2022-current: Team Leader Quantum Systems, Principal Research Scientist, Data61 CSIRO, Clayton Victoria Australia.

2014-current: School of Physics, ARC Center for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, The University of Melbourne Australia

2019-2021: School of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of Melbourne Australia

2010-13: Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland


2010: PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette Indiana USA.

2005: MSc Electrical Engineering (Honours), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.

2003: BSc Electrical Engineering (Honours & Distinction), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.

Selected Grants, Awards, Honours and Fellowships:

2022: Next Generation Technology Funds (NGTF), "Quantum Information Technology: Industry Readiness & Applications"

2022: Leading a Team of Researchers with FSP Quantum Technology Support (3 Projects).

2022: Australian Army Quantum Technology Challenge 2022, "Quantum Adversarial Machine Learning for Threat Identification and Mitigation"

2021: Australian Army Quantum Technology Challenge 2021, "Last Mile Resupply Problem on Quantum Computer"

2020: Elsevier, Finalist in the world-wide 2nd Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science Competition

2020: Defence Science Institute (DSI) Quantum Computing Award, "Machine Learning for Quantum Error Correction"

2019: Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, The University of Melbourne Australia

2010: DAAD Research Fellowship, "Multi-scale Quantum Dot Simulations"

2006: Purdue University Graduate School Tuition Award

2005: USA State Department, Fulbright Fellowship, "Multi-million atom Electronic Structure Calculations for Quantum Dots"

2002: K.E. Durrani Fellowship

1998: Government of Pakistan Award

1996: Government of Pakistan Award

Editorial Services

2021-current: Member Executive Editorial Board, IOP Nature Futures journal

2021-current: Member Editorial Board, IOP Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science journal

2020 Editor: Special Issue MDPI Energies

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

American Physical Society (APS)

Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)

Materials Research Society (MRS)

Engineers Australia

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN)


2014-2018 Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg (University of Melbourne, VIC Australia) -- Personal Web

2010-2014 Eoin P. O'Reilly (Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland) -- Personal Web, Google-Scholar

2005-2010 Gerhard Klimeck (Purdue University, Indiana, USA) -- Personal Web, Google-Scholar