Alvin Hsu was born and raised in Fremont, CA, an hour south of Berkeley. He came to U.C. Berkeley in the fall of 2015, to study chemistry and computer science. After working for a year in the Maimone lab, he decided to join the Hartwig group in fall of 2017 to work on combining combinatorial catalyst discovery with data science. He intends on studying a combination of organic chemistry and informatics in graduate school, and hopes to eventually be able to apply machine learning towards reaction prediction. In his free time, Alvin enjoys swimming, playing video games, and exploring restaurants around Berkeley.