Muhammad Kasim is the Chief Scientific Officer in Machine Discovery. Before taking the position in Machine Discovery, he completed his PhD (physics) at the University of Oxford and continued as a postdoc in the same university. His research work during his PhD and postdoc has led to the formation of 2 spin-out companies from the University of Oxford: Living Optics and Machine Discovery. His work in accelerating simulations was covered in leading and reputable scientific journals, such as Science Magazine and Nature Physics.