Calling All Materials and Data Scientists!! MATDAT18 HACKATHON

SEAS Co-Director and Professor of Statistics, Brian Reich, will be a part of a team organizing the MATDAT18 Hackathon at the NSF headquarters in Alexandria, VA from May 15-17, 2018. MATDAT18 will be composed of materials and data science faculty charged with applying advanced data science to address challenging problems in materials science and engineering.

The exponential increase in available computing power has made it possible to generate and analyze large amounts of materials data.  One of the leading challenges in materials science and engineering is determining how to best make use of this abundance of materials data to accelerate the development of new materials-based technologies.

During the 3 day hackathon, interdisciplinary teams comprised of two materials scientists and two data scientists will collaborate on 12 research topics, for several hours each day. Through explanations of problems and techniques, brainstorming ideas, and working through data and code, materials researchers will develop fluency in statistical and machine learning, and data scientists will be exposed to data-centric problems in materials engineering. It is anticipated that as a result of participating in MATDAT18, new research collaborations will be initiated, and successful projects are expected to pursue funding opportunities to build on their collaborations.

To learn more about the MATDAT18 Hackathon, visit the webpage. The application deadline for material scientists to apply and propose projects is January 19, 2018. Applications for data scientists will open in February 2018.

MATDAT18 is supported by Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, and made possible by the National Science Foundation.

SEAS featured in American Ceramics Society Bulletin

The August 2018 issue of the American Ceramics Society (ACerS) Bulletin, features the SEAS Traineeship as part of the article, Big data meets materials science: Training the future generation

Enjoy free access to the entire issue for the month of August here. A pdf of the feature can be found here.


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