Ed J. Griffen obtained his Ph.D. from Imperial College, London, and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo-Kitchener, Canada. He joined Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in medicinal chemistry working in the CNS, infection, oncology, and chemical biology areas. Taking a secondment into the computational chemistry group, he co-developed matched molecular pair tools to quantify medicinal chemistry approaches. In 2012 he cofounded MedChemica Ltd.. He has taught medicinal chemistry courses at the University of Manchester and AstraZeneca courses in the U.K., France, and India. He is a named inventor on 16 patents and coauthored more than 15 articles, book chapters, and a textbook. His interests are in developing data driven methods to support decision making and medicinal chemistry education.