Travis is the Co-Founder of Anaconda. Travis has a Ph.D. from the Mayo Clinic and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Since 1997, he has worked extensively with Python for numerical and scientific programming, most notably as the primary developer of the NumPy package, and as a founding contributor of the SciPy package. He is also the author of the definitive “Guide to NumPy”.
Travis was an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU from 2001-2007, where he taught courses in probability theory, electromagnetics, inverse problems, and signal processing. He also served as Director of the Biomedical Imaging Lab, where he researched satellite remote sensing, MRI, ultrasound, elastography, and scanning impedance imaging.
As former CEO of Anaconda, Travis engaged customers in finance, consumer products, and oil and gas, developed business strategy, and helped guide technical direction of the company. He actively contributed to software development and engaged with the wider open source community in the Python ecosystem when he served as a director of the Python Software Foundation and Numfocus.