Shoumik Chowdhury

Hi! My name is Shoumik, and I’m an aspiring quantum physicist and engineer.

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in quantum engineering at MIT, where I work in the Engineering Quantum System group (EQuS) with Prof. Will Oliver. While I am broadly interested in experimental and applied theoretical quantum information science, some specific current research directions include bosonic qubits, quantum error correction, and nonlinear dynamics in superconducting circuits. My work is generously supported by the NSF Graduate Fellowship and the MIT Jacobs Presidential Fellowship.

Before grad school, I received a B.S. in Math and Physics from Yale in 2021. At Yale, I pursued undergraduate research with Prof. Liang Jiang on theoretical quantum transduction, and Prof. Michel Devoret on the nonlinear dynamics of strongly-driven superconducting qubits. During this period, I also worked as a Quantum Engineer at Rigetti Computing, and as Research Scientist intern at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Centre for Quantum Computing. Outside of research, I helped serve the larger physics community at Yale as co-president of the Yale Society of Physics Students (SPS) and as a founding board member of Yale Undergraduate Quantum Computing (YuQC). You can find more details about my experiences and projects I’ve worked on in the Projects section above!

recent highlights

Mar 13, 2022 Attended the 2022 APS March Meeting Conference in Chicago, IL :airplane:
Dec 6, 2021 Published quantumnetworks on PyPi; class project for MIT 6.336 :octocat:
Sep 5, 2021 Started my Ph.D. in EECS and Applied Physics at MIT! :four_leaf_clover:
Jun 7, 2021 Joined AWS Centre for Quantum Computing for Summer 2021 💻
May 22, 2021 Graduated from Yale with a B.S. in Mathematics/Physics! :smile: