Erik Henning Thiede is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago studying the theoretical and computational chemistry. This means that, theoretically, he can both use computers and do chemistry. In his research, he seeks to connect chemistry with machine learning by understanding molecules as mathematical objects. During his Ph.D., he focused on the development of enhanced sampling algorithms for free energy computation and chemical kinetics. Thiede also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.