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Speaker: Yibin Xu, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
December 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker: Yibin Xu, Ph.D.
Affiliation: National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Abstract: Materials informatics (MI) is expected to accelerate the process of materials design and development with the increasing amount of reports based on materials data and machine learning. Materials big data is fundamental to MI. To construct materials big data, we face challenges of data capture, data evaluation, data exchange, etc. Some of these challenges are expected to be solved by progresses of information technology, while some of these challenges are issues of material science. In this talk, we will introduce the requirements and strategies for data and database development specific to materials informatics applications. Our recent work on the construction of a materials data platform and strategies for making the best use of existing small data will be discussed based on our experiences of using machine learning to design thermal management materials.
Bio: Yibin Xu earned her first doctoral degree in materials engineering in 1994 from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science, and second doctoral degree in information science in 2007 from Nagoya University. After working at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, the National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya, and CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., she joined the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 2002 where she is the Platform Director for the Center for Materials Research by Information Integration. She has been the lead developer for some of the main materials database systems of NIMS, including Inorganic Materials Databases (AtomWork and AtomWork-Adv.), and Computational Electronic Structure Database (CompES-X), etc. Her research focuses on thermophysical properties of materials, especially heat transportation in micro- and nano-structured materials. Her recent studies have centered on the utilization of materials informatics to design and develop high performance thermal management and thermoelectric materials.