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Travis Scholten

  • Technical Lead, Public Sector

Current Work Location:
IBM Quantum


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  • Ph.D., Physics, University of New Mexico, 2018
  • M.S., Physics, University of New Mexico, 2015
  • B.S., Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2012


Quantum statistical inference, quantum information, statistics, information theory, complexity


Dr. Travis L. Scholten works as the Technical Lead for the Public Sector at IBM Quantum. He focuses on large, strategic activities with government entities to identify opportunities for leveraging quantum computers and advances in quantum computational science to drive technical and economic impact. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Unitary Fund, a non-profit working to create a quantum technology ecosystem that benefits the most people. Travis is the creator of The Quantum Stack, a Substack on quantum computing. From 2022-2023, he was a Policy Hacker Fellow with the Foundation for American Innovation, a non-profit whose mission is to develop technology, talent, and ideas that support a better, freer, and more abundant future. Prior to joining IBM Quantum in 2018, Travis received a PhD in Physics from the University of New Mexico, and a BS degree in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2012.