Edward Pyzer-Knapp obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge using simulation-based techniques to help guide experimental materials design. He then moved to Harvard where he was in charge of the day-to-day running of the Harvard Clean Energy project, which was a collaboration with IBM which combined massive distributed computing, quantum-mechanical simulations, and machine-learning to accelerate discovery of the next generation of organic photovoltaic materials. Now, Edward works for IBM Research UK, leading the large-scale machine learning research effort with a specific interest in bringing cutting edge techniques from machine learning and data science to the physical and life sciences.
Talks I've Given
Using Deep Learning to Design the Molecules of Tomorrow
Featuring Edward Pyzer-Knapp
In theory, there are more potential stable molecules than there are atoms in the universe. So how do we find new molecules for the drugs, materials, additives (etc) of the future? High-throughput virtual screening now allows us to scan millions of molecules, but this is still many orders of...