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Kathleen E Hamilton

Research Staff

I am an early career research staff member in the Quantum Computational Science Group.  Since joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2016 I have worked on several projects focusing on the development of algorithms, methods and applications for near-term, next-generation processors (e.g. quantum computers and neuromorphic computers).

Currently I am focused on hybrid workflows that use classical and next-generation platforms. This work allows me to leverage my diverse research background in quantum computing, discrete mathematics, and correlated dynamics.  What I find fascinating about my research is discovering how different components of hybrid workflows interact, and how this can be used to build scalable applications that are noise robust.  In addition to understanding the capabilities of near-term hardware, my work has also resulted in demonstrations of real-world applications such as epidemic modeling.