Alán Aspuru-Guzik is one of the global leaders pushing the boundaries of materials discovery. He conducts research at the intersection of quantum information, machine learning, and chemistry. Alán is a professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto, a Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry, and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. Alán is the director of the Acceleration Consortium, a University of Toronto-based strategic initiative that aims to gather researchers from industry, government, and academia around research topics related to the lab of the future.
Alán began his independent career at Harvard University in 2006 and was a Full Professor at Harvard University from 2013-2018. He received his B.Sc. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1999 and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, where he was also a postdoctoral fellow from 2005-2006.
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