I'm Victor Drouin-Touchette, a Research Coordinator at the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada. I am also a Junior Trainer at PASQAL. My research focus is on the development of new algorithms to tackle industry-relevant optimization problems using analog neutral atoms quantum computers. More broadly, I also dip into the issue of quantum simulations of frustrated spin systems, as the insight gained there helps further understand capabilities of current quantum computers. If this is interesting to you, contact me, I am always looking for new and inventive collaborators.
Prior to this position, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Ananda Roy's group at Rutgers University, with a focus on applying many-body perspectives to quantum computing. Some of my work was on a quantum Monte-Carlo approach to the toric code and the study of frustrated spin systems via adiabatic quantum computing.
I obtained my Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics in July 2022 at Rutgers University under the supervision of Prof. Piers Coleman . During my studies, I worked on analytical and numerical approaches of competing phases in many-body physics.
From 2013 to 2016, I was an undergraduate student in physics and mathematics at the Université de Montréal. During that time, I was also a research intern at University of Waterloo and at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in frustrated magnetism.