Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik will serve as the Founding Fellow for CDL Matter. Prof. Aspuru-Guzik is a professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is also the Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. Prior to joining UofT in 2018, he was a professor at Harvard University. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Zapata Computing, Chief Vision Officer and Founder of Kebotix, and Scientific Advisor of Kyulux. Prof. Aspuru-Guzik’s research group works at the interface of theoretical chemistry with physics, computer science, and applied mathematics, specifically working towards the acceleration of molecular discovery by the combination of robotics, artificial intelligence, and high-throughput quantum chemistry to create “materials acceleration platforms” or “self-driving laboratories”.