Dr. Travis Humble is a Distinguished Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Director of the Quantum Computing Institute. He received his doctorate in theoretical chemistry from the University of Oregon before coming to ORNL as an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Humble joined the ORNL staff in 2007.
Dr. Humble also leads the Quantum Computing Team within the Quantum Information Science Group, and he is an associate professor with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee.
As director of the QCI, Dr. Humble oversees research and development of quantum computing technologies. At the intersection of computing, physics, and information, his research focuses on the design, development, and benchmarking of new quantum computing platforms. These revolutionary new approaches to familiar computational problems include reducing algorithmic complexity, reducing the computational resource requirements like power and communication, and increasing the problem sizes to be tackled by state of the art scientific applications.