SEMINAR: Full Stack Molecular Modeling: Building Open Infrastructure for Interoperable, Reproducible, and Extensible Physical Simulation
Principal Research Scientist , Autodesk
Aaron Virshup is a Principal Research Scientist in the Life Sciences group at Autodesk Research in San Francisco. He works to enable and democratize nanoscale design by combining academic research with modern computer-aided-design infrastructure. Before coming to Autodesk in 2015, Aaron was a postdoc at Duke University, where, with Professors Weitao Yang and David Beratan, he created and applied algorithms for chemical library design to problems ranging from drug design to photochemistry, and developed a novel molecular pathway theory for excitonic Dexter-type energy transfer. Before that, Aaron received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois under Professor Todd Martinez, where he investigated and developed methods to model light-activated quantum dynamics in complex chemical environments.