Abhinav Deshpande


Abhinav Deshpande




Research Scientist


IBM Research - Almaden San Jose, CA USA


I am a research scientist at IBM Quantum. I was previously an IQIM postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology. I got my Ph.D. in physics in 2021 from the University of Maryland, where I was fortunate to have been advised by Alexey Gorshkov and Bill Fefferman and I greatly enjoyed being a part of QuICS. Prior to that, I was at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur for a combined bachelor’s and master’s in physics.

I am mainly interested in applying tools from quantum information and computer science to study physics, such as condensed matter and many-body physics of atomic, molecular and optical systems. A major theme of my research is that of computational complexity theory, and what statements we can make about physical systems using complexity theory. I am also interested in quantum algorithms.