Professor of Physics Griffith University
Program Manager Measurement and Control for Quantum Computing
Federation Fellow Australian Government
Howard has been working in quantum measurement and control since 1991. In his PhD he showed how quantum trajectory theory could be applied to the problem of quantum feedback, and this approach has become standard. As a postdoc in Auckland he worked mainly on atom optics, pioneering atom laser theory. Since 1996 he has held ARC research fellowships. The first, as a Postdoctoral Fellow was on adaptive measurements, an area of continuing theoretical and experimental interest.
The second, as a QEII Fellow, was on on-Markovian quantum trajectories, which includes “realistic” quantum trajectories for non-ideal measurement devices. The third, as a Federation Fellow, is in the
fields of quantum information, measurement, and control. He has over 130 journal papers – with an H-index of 25, and has won the Bragg Medal of the AIP, the Pawsey Medal of the AAS and the Malcolm
Macintosh Medal of the Federal Science Ministry.
Since the establishment of the Centre of Excellence in 2003, Howard has been the program manager for the Theory Program at Griffith.
This has four aspects:
i) modelling realistic measurements
ii) quantum feedback
iii) the quantum information-measurement interface
iv) the quantum computingmeasurement interface.
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