Brandon Touchet

Athlete - Physicist - Data Scientist

I am a problem solver by trade and an innovator at heart who uses my passion for others to drive better outcomes for my stakeholders. I accomplish this through my background in education, focus on efficiency, and competitive drive.

Location
Westminster, Colorado, United States
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Website
https://brandontouchet.com
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Experience

Scientific Data Analysis Researcher at Biodesix

Highlights

  • Improved information content by a factor of ten thousand, bringing a niche imaging product into market relevance
  • Developed the company-standard for preprocessing raw data for the test development team, resulting in a 50% reduction in errors
  • Worked closely with senior leaders to drive performance and optimization efforts including HPC optimization and those listed below
  • Lead a major automation initiative that resulted in significant person-hour reductions incorporating input from cross functional teams including DBAs, Scientists, and Technicians
  • Completed stretch assignments to build data visualizations in Tableau and PowerBI as a job aide for Lab Technicians to reduce test turnaround time (20% productivity gain)

present

Instructor of Physics at Colorado Community Colleges Online

Highlights

  • Highlighted the importance of data visualization, clear communication, and integrity by incorporating cutting edge research into lectures
  • Reinforced the above fundamentals though weekly discussions of novel discoveries in physics, engineering, and technology
  • Mentored future scientists as one of the faculty advisors for Wolfs-to-Rams, a student scholarship program
  • PHYS 211: Introductory Physics I (5 credit course & lab)
  • PHYS 212: Introductory Physics II (5 credit course & lab)

Graduate Researcher at Louisiana Tech University

Highlights

  • Classically resolved the electron self-energy paradox (most infamous paradox in classical physics)

Petroleum Landman at Beta Land Services, LLC

Beta Land Services provides services in land and lease acquisition, abstracting and title research, due diligence, title curative, and right-of-way.

Highlights

  • Created a minimum viable software solution for scheduling, assigning, and tracking tens of thousands of land titles totaling over $10MM across five states
  • Lead team of 30 people in title verification

Education

PhD in Engineering Physics from Louisiana Tech University with GPA of

Courses

  • Dissertation: Classical Renormalization of the Point Charge
  • Shows quantum-like phenomena from the classical scale that also agree with experiment.
  • Develped first classical theorem that can successfully account for pair annihilation (electron+positron='BOOM'), as is commonly encountered with PET imaging.
  • Contributing member for the development of the new hybrid introductory physics courses, PHYS 209 and PHYS 210. As a contributing member: develop the course materials (e.g., notes, quizzes, tests), lectured the first courses, and ran the recitation sessions. I also assisted with the undergraduate optics lab and the graduate level classical mechanics course.

MS in Applied Physics from Louisiana Tech University with GPA of

Courses

  • Thesis: A Classical Rendition of the Polarizable Vacuum
  • Thesis used to resolve electron self-energy paradox

BS in Physics from University of Louisiana with GPA of

Courses

  • Performed research on characterization of metal alloy elastic properties, dark matter via statistical analysis of Type Ia supernova data, and developed non-incendiary tracers for the US Army. The tracers are now commercially available at Cabela's and online as 'Glow Ammo' and involved building a 'dark tunnel' to test the munitions, operating heavy machinery, welding, electrical, and munitions manufacturing.

Awards

Louisiana Board of Regents Fellowship from

Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society Inductee from

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students from

Louisiana Academic All-State, Division 5A from

Publications

Extending the Information Content of the MALDI Analysis of Biological Fluids by Tsypin M, Asmellash S, Meyer K, Oliveira C, Touchet B, Roder H

We were able to provided a standardized methodology for increasing the information content of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry by a factor of 10,000 and CVs below 2% (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226012)

References

Languages

English
Fluency: Native speaker
Cajun French
Fluency: Native speaker

Skills

Data Analysis
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • Matlab
  • Octave
  • Mathematica
  • Python
  • C++
  • Tableau
  • PowerBI
Design
Level: Intermediate
Keywords:
  • Illustrator
  • Inkscape
  • Photoshop
  • GIMP
Frontend Engineering
Level: Beginner
Keywords:
  • CSS
  • HTML(5)
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
Misc
Level:
Keywords:
  • Ansys
  • Comsol MultiPhysics

Interests

Nature, Health and Fitness
Keywords:

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