Congratulations to CQuIC Graduate Student, Travis Scholten. Travis defended his dissertation September 26, 2018 and has joined the ranks of CQuIC graduates applying their skills and knowledge, and sharing what they have learned as a member of CQuIC to other work groups in the quantum science community. We are proud.
As a Ph.D. graduate student, Travis worked with CQuIC Faculty Associate, Robin Blume-Kohout at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). He found the affiliation with SNL useful in determining what his post-PhD plans would be.
Travis is moving to Yorktown Heights, NY to work as a Quantum Computing Solutions Developer at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His time will be split between working with clients to help them explore the use of quantum computing for their businesses and doing research in quantum computing in collaboration with IBM’s research teams. Travis is looking forward to developing applications of near-term quantum information processors, and to deepening his knowledge of the emerging quantum computing industry. “I’m sad to leave behind my friends and colleagues at CQuIC, who were a great source of stimulating ideas and who were a fun group of people to solve problems with.”