David Sherrill was born in 1970. He graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1992. He held an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship working with Professor Fritz Schaefer at the University of Georgia, and he graduated with his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1996. After working with Martin Head-Gordon as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, Dr. Sherrill joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1999. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and full Professor in 2008. He is a joint faculty member between the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School of Computational Science and Engineering. His research focuses on the development of new methods in electronic structure theory, their implementation as efficient computer programs, and their application to challenging chemical problems. He is one of the lead principal investigators behind the Psi electronic structure program.