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Young innovator makes quantum leaps in computing

Michael Brett with QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake. Credit: QUT

At just 33 years of age, Michael Brett has made quantum leaps as an innovator and entrepreneur in the field of avionics and computing and in recognition of his achievements has been named winner of the QUT Young Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award.

The annual QUT Outstanding Alumni Awards announced in Brisbane recognise outstanding graduates of the university (and predecessor institutions), who have displayed exceptional professional, academic or research achievements and contributions to the community.

Mr Brett is an expert in complex systems with extensive experience in developing and accelerating adoption of early stage technologies and delivering projects in aerospace, defence, high-performance sports and data analytics.

He graduated from QUT in 2005 with a Bachelor of Engineering in aerospace avionics and in 2013 completed an Executive Master of Business degree in Complex Project Management.

As co-founder and CEO of QxBranch, Mr Brett has created a leading US-Australian company with world-class expertise in systems engineering, advanced data analytics, machine learning, quantum computing and risk analysis across sectors.

The company’s mission is to solve difficult analytical problems with advanced technology. It uses quantum computing to train machine learning algorithms to find patterns in complex datasets.

QxBranch is headquartered in Washington and has offices in Hong Kong, Adelaide and London. It continues to grow and has a client base that includes Fortune 100 companies, investment banks, hedge funds, and aerospace and defence firms.

Source: QUT

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