1998 Soloveichik
Milken Scholar 1998
Scholar Profile

David Soloveichik

Scientific Research


David received AB and MS degrees in Computer Science from Harvard, and a PhD degree in Computation and Neural Systems from Caltech. His dissertation on "Self-assembly, Molecular automata, and Chemical Reaction Networks" was awarded the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize for the best doctoral thesis at Caltech in 2008. He was a Computing Innovation Fellow at the University of Washington, Computer Science & Engineering, and he was a Fellow at the UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology. He describes his interdisciplinary work as "molecular programming": the design of molecular interactions for synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. In 2012 he was awarded the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology from the Foresight Institute for his theoretical work on chemical computation. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives with his wife Esther, their son Elie, and daughter Leah.

High school:  Milken Community High School


College Year Degree
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2002 A.B. Computer Science, Mind/Brain/Behavior Track
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2002 A.M. Computer Science
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
2008 Ph.D. Computation and Neural Systems