Julien Gacon is a Ph.D. candidate working jointly with the Quantum Technology group at IBM Research Europe — Zurich and the Computational Quantum Science Lab at EPFL, Lausanne. His current research focuses on closing the gap of quantum algorithms and near-term quantum devices on both the algorithmic and circuit level. Prior to this position, he worked on the open-source software Qiskit and continues developing core and applications packages during his research.
He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Computational Science and Engineering from ETH Zurich. During his studies, he focused on numerical simulation techniques and specialized in Quantum Simulation and Computing, and Astrophysics.