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NSF AI & Materials Workshop

Date: Friday, April 9

Time: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Join the Institute for AI-Enabled Materials, Discovery, Design, and Synthesis (AIMS) for the “NSF Workshop on Accelerating Materials Discovery, Design, and Synthesis: A Grand Challenge for Artificial Intelligence” on Friday, April 9. One of the main goals of the workshop is to identify opportunities for synergistic advances in AI (including machine learning, automated planning and optimization of experiments, multi-objective optimization, human-AI interaction, and more) and material science and engineering. The workshop is sponsored by an NSF AI Institutes Planning Grant, NSF DMR 2020243.

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The schedule for the workshop includes:

10:00-10:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks

Presented by:

  • Vasant Honavar, Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, and Associate Director of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, Penn State
  • Linda S. Sapochak, Division Director, Division of Materials Research, Directorate of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation

10:15-10:45 a.m.: Keynote

Presented by Carla Gomes, Ronald C. and Antonia V. Nielsen Professor of Computing and Information Science and Director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability, Cornell University

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion 1

Topic: Material Science and Engineering Challenges that Can Drive Advances in AI

Moderators:

  • Dane Morgan, Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Adrianus van Duin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State

Panelists include:

  • Aidan Thompson, Sandia National Laboratory
  • James Rondinelli, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
  • Rama K Vasudevan, Research and Development Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ju Li, Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli, Toyota Assistant Professor in Materials Processing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Krishna Rajan, Erich Bloch Chair and Empire Innovation Professor, University at Buffalo

12:45-2:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion 2

Topic: AI Research Challenges in Accelerating Material Science and Engineering

Moderators:

  • Vasant Honavar, Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, and Associate Director of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, Penn State
  • Elsa Olivetti, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panelists include:

  • Anuj Karpatne, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • Ankit Agrawal, Research Associate Professor, Northwestern University
  • Haiyi Zhu, Daniel P. Siewiorek Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Hadi Hosseini, Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
  • Huan Liu, Professor, Arizona State University
  • Ethan Fang, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Penn State

2:30-4:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion 3

Topic: Data and Computational Infrastructure for Collaborative Material Science and Engineering

Moderators:

  • Vasant Honavar, Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, and Associate Director of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, Penn State
  • Mehrdad Mahdavi, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Assistant Professor, Penn State

Panelists include:

  • Chris Johnson, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Utah
  • Ram Sriram, Chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Ian Foster, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
  • Shashank Priya, Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Strategic Initiatives, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State
  • Ilkay Altinas, Chief Data Science Officer, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Barr Von Oehsen, Associate Vice President, Office of Advanced Research Computing, Rutgers University

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