Associate Professor, Physics
Dr. Todd B. Pittman received a B.S. in physics from Bucknell University in 1990, and a Ph.D. in physics from UMBC in 1996. Pittman was a research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory from1996-2006, and joined the faculty of the UMBC Physics Department in 2006. His research interests are in the areas of experimental quantum information processing, quantum optics, and nonlinear optics.
Dr. James Franson and Dr. Todd Pittman lead the Quantum Information Research Group in the UMBC Physics Department. Their group conducts both experimental and theoretical research in the field of Quantum Information Processing (QIP). The group’s current research focuses on an optical approach to quantum computing, in which the quantum states of single photons are used to represent the quantum bits, or “qubits”, of information.
Office: Physics 318