Gabriel Stoltz co-organizes the program “Materials Informatics” at IMSI, Chicago

The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI), located on the campus of the University of Chicago, hosts a program on “Data-Driven Materials Informatics” from March 4th to May 24th. Materials informatics is an emerging field defined by the use of simulation tools combined with methods from data sciences and machine learning to better understand materials properties and design innovative materials. The program will feature a tutorial week, 4 workshops and various other scientific activities, on the use and development of machine learning methods to study materials, understood in a broad sense, at all physical scales – models of quantum physics, molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics. The aim of this program is to bring together a diverse scientific audience, both in terms of scientific fields (physical sciences, materials sciences, biophysics, etc) and within mathematics (mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, statistics and data analysis, etc), to make progress on key questions of materials informatics.