2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium LN02—Artificial Intelligence for Materials Development Forum

What is the Future of Research?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are rapidly changing the world around us. The Materials Research community is just beginning to utilize AI and ML in the research process, and it is already clear that this represents a potentially game changing development. This special session has several goals. First, to introduce the concepts and terminology of AI and ML as they apply to materials research. Second, to highlight early application of AI and ML in the materials research space. And finally, we will showcase the results of recent workshops that have assessed the present status and which are guiding future efforts. We hope to inform and inspire researchers in this exciting area, and set the stage for future symposia and publication opportunities within MRS.

Topics will include:

  • Acceleration of research
  • AI perspective on materials research
  • Future of artificial intelligence
  • "Materials Accelerator Project" report of the Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge Experts Workshop
  • Report from “Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Applied to Materials Discovery and Design”
  • Scientific Autonomous Reasoning Agent (SARA): Integrating materials theory, experiment and computation

Invited Speakers:

  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard University, USA)
  • Carla Gomes (Cornell University, USA)
  • Subbarao Kambhampati (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, USA)
  • Juan de Pablo (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Krishna Rajan (University at Buffalo, USA)
  • Patrick Riley (Google Accelerated Science, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Benji Maruyama
Air Force Research Laboratory

Kristofer Reyes
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
716-645-5159, kreyes3@buffalo.edu

Kristin Persson
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Aleksandra Vojvodic
University of Pennsylvania
215-746-2264, alevoj@seas.upenn.edu