Muhammad Usman

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

Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Address: Room 287, Quantum Precinct, David Caro Building, Swanston Street, Parkville 3010, VIC Australia.

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

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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: 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)


2014-2019 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