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Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Chemistry and Computer Science / University of Toronto / Director, Acceleration Consortium

Application Areas

Energy
Automation
Artificial Intelligence
Electronics
Drugs

Bio

Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical and Quantum Chemistry and a CIFAR Lebovic Fellow. He is a professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and a CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Alán is a world-leading scientist and pioneer in the fields of clean energy materials, computational chemistry, quantum computing, artificial intelligence and autonomous experimentation. Professor Aspuru-Guzik has been a co-founder of Kyulux, now part of Calculario, Zapata Computing as well as Kebotix, which focuses on autonomous experimentation for materials discovery. Professor Aspuru-Guzik has pionereed the use of AI for chemical and materials applications. Aspuru-Guzik is interested in energy-storage, light-harvesting and light-emission materials as some recent applications of the technology he develops with his research group.

Research Interests

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Quantum information science
  • Physical chemistry
  • Energy materials
  • Machine learning

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