Brandon Touchet

Cajun, Athlete, Physicist, Musician, Artist, Writer, and more

Brandon is a proud Cajun from South Louisiana, where he grew up building homes, repairing appliances, and playing sports. He has earned degrees from the University of Louisiana and Louisiana Tech University. While his work at Biodesix is focused in Data Science, his non-work interests range widely from jiu jitsu to the visual arts.

Location
POB 771021, 80477, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Email
Website
https://brandontouchet.com
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Experience

present

Scientific Data Analysis Researcher at Biodesix

Highlights

  • Responsibilities are wide-ranging but generally consist of quality control and assessment of clinical mass spectrometers and the spectra they produce, data visualization, data mining, metric development, project management, and analysis of our research approaches.
  • Built a real-time machine state monitoring tool (integrated with Tableau) for mass spectrometers. This tool quantifies and qualifies machine state, can assist with machine tuning, and forecasts mechanical machine issues.

present

Instructor of Physics at Colorado Community Colleges Online

Highlights

  • Teach introductory physics, science communication, and life skills.

Graduate Researcher at Louisiana Tech University

Highlights

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

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.
  • 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

Submitted to Plos 1

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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