Thursday, March 22, 2018
For the 22nd year the MIT Club, in conjunction the Sloan Club of DC, will present a career development workshop for all MIT alums. Bryn Panee Burkhart (MIT Sloan) will lead a panel of local executives who will share their experiences and knowledge of the Washington market. There will be ample time for questions by attendees. Sandwich buffet & workshop.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Materials Genome Initiative and Artificial Intelligence
The US Materials Genome Initiative is now in its seventh year. With a goal of accelerating the discovery, design, development, and deployment of new materials into manufactured products, the MGI is focused on the creation of a materials innovation infrastructure.
James Warren is the director of this NIST initiative. NIST has framed its support for the MGI around the need for a data infrastructure that enables the rapid discovery of existing data and models, the tools to assess and improve the quality of those data, and finally the development of new methods and metrologies based on that data. In partnership with agencies across the government, academia, and industry, these approaches are now yielding significant advances. Of particular note is the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications upon these troves of data, which is now being borne out, and the vast consequent opportunities for new discoveries. The presentation will include a focused discussion on the special aspects of applying machine learning to physical phenomena, and the philosophical foundations of knowledge.
Please note that this is not part of the Seminar Series, but is a separately priced event. It will be held at Maggiano's. $46 pp for members and their guests; $53 pp for all others.