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Post-doctoral researcher
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland



David Sutter is a post-doctoral researcher in the Quantum Technologies group of the Science & Technology department at IBM Research - Zurich. He received a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Theoretical Physics all from ETH Zurich. David was a post-doctoral researcher for one year at ETH Zurich, working on theoretical aspects of quantum information theory.

The focus of his research at IBM is the development of new quantum algorithms for optimization and reinforcement learning with the goal to find useful applications of (noisy) quantum computers with potential quantum advantage.


Publications: see the arXiv and GoogleScholar

Personal Webpage: here


  • Annals Henri Poincaré Prize 2018 [link]
  • Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award 2019 [picture]
  • ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis 2018 [picture]
  • Jack Keil Wolf Student Paper Award at ISIT 2016 [picture]