I³MS - Kalidindi Seminar
Prof. Dr. Surya Kalidindi - Materials Data Science and Informatics: A Key Enabler for Accelerated Materials Design, Development, and Deployment
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
The slow pace of new/improved materials development and deployment has been identified as the main bottleneck in the innovation cycles of most emerging technologies. The recent advances in data science can be leveraged suitably to address this impediment by effectively mediating between the seemingly disparate, inherently uncertain, multiscale and multimodal measurements and computations involved in the current materials development efforts. Proper utilization of modern data science in the materials development efforts can lead to a new generation of data-driven decision support tools for guiding effort investment (for both measurements and computations) at various stages of the materials development. It should also be recognized that the success of such ecosystems is predicated on the creation and utilization of integration platforms for promoting intimate, synchronous, collaborations between cross-disciplinary and distributed team members. This presentation provides a summary of recent advances made in our research group, and outlines specific directions of research that offer the most promising avenues.