Materials Data Sciences and Informatics

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Materials Data Sciences and Informatics

Course Description

This course provides a succinct overview of the emerging discipline of materials informatics at the intersection of materials science, computational science, and information science. You will discover specific opportunities afforded by this new field in accelerating materials development and deployment efforts. The course places particular emphasis on materials exhibiting hierarchical internal structures spanning multiple length and structure scales and the impediments involved in establishing invertible process-structure-property (PSP) linkages for these materials. You will discuss modern data sciences and innovative cyber-infrastructure tools, which are likely to play a critical and pivotal role in addressing the above challenges.

Course Content

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Requirements & Materials


  • It is recommended but not required that learners know basics of engineering or computer science.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed as an introductory for materials modeling enthusiasts. It is recommended, but not required that learners know the basics of engineering or computer science.

Working professional attending an engineering course

What You Will Learn

  • Historical paradigms of advanced materials development
  • Property, structure, and process spaces
  • Material structure and its digital representation
  • The materials innovation system and cyber infrastructure

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn new opportunities in applying data science.
  • Take advantage of cyber infrastructure.
  • Address challenges related to design, development, and deployment of new materials in advanced technologies.
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