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Keith Britt

Computational Energy Systems


Supervising Faculty: Travis Humble

After graduating with his Master's degree in Computer Science, Keith worked in the private sector in positions ranging from Technology Support to Software Systems Architect. Most recently, Keith served in the United States Army where he served in a Special Operations unit. Keith researches quantum computing with an eye towards reducing the energy draw of supercomputing facilities. In particular, Keith’s main research focus is simulating and designing theoretical quantum processing units (QPUs) as accelerators for HPC systems. His current project work includes using graph representations of quantum circuits to map hardware implementations, developing software to evaluate the state of a quantum seal device, and identifying energy and climate related computations that can be implemented on an adiabatic quantum computer.In addition to the Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering, Keith is earning his M.S. in Statistics. Keith lives in Knoxville with his wife Rachel.


Master of Science in Computer Science (Software Engineering)- East Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Information Science) - East Tennessee State University

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bredesen Center Fellowship
  • Teaching Assistantship - East Tennessee State University
  • Academic Perfomance Scholarship - East Tennessee State University
  • Rex Depew Memorial Scholarship - East Tennessee State University Department of Mathematics
  • Wilson-Hartsell Memorial Scholarship - East Tennessee State University Department of Mathematics


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