Virtual Symposium on Polymer Data

Date: January 20-21, 2021
Time: 11am-5pm Eastern Time / 8am-2pm Pacific Time
Registration Fee: Free and open to public

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Schedule (all times in Eastern Time)

Day 1 (Wednesday Jan. 20th)

  • 11:00-11:30 Opening
  • Session A: Future of Machine Learning and Polymer Science
    • Mr. Fabio Aguirre Vargas (Dow, Inc.) - Predictive Intelligence - Theory Based Neural Networks Applied to Polyurethanes
    • Prof. Tengfei Luo (University of Notre Dame) - Generating Polymer Data using Machine Learning and Molecular Simulations
    • Dr. Jeffrey G. Ethier (Air Force Research Laboratory) - Machine Learning Discovery of Polymer Solution Phase Behavior
  • 13:00-13:45 Lunch Break
  • 13:45-15:15 Introducing CRIPT & Demo
    • Dr. Dylan J. Walsh (MIT)
    • Nathan J. Rebello (MIT)
  • 15:15-15:30 Short Break
  • 15:30-17:00 Panel - How will Data Revolution Impact Polymer Science?

Day 2 (Thursday, Jan. 21st)

  • 11:00-11:30 Day 2 Opening
  • Session B: AI/Machine Learning in Materials Development, Why Isn’t it much Bigger Already?
    • Chair: Dr. Kaoru Aou
    • Dr. Santiago Ibanez (MIT) - Annotation of Chemical Data for Automatic Literature Extraction
    • Prof. Helen Li (Duke University) - Challenge in Data Security
    • Dr. Gustavo Guzman (Citrine Informatics) - Challenges in polymer informatics and the industrial laboratory data management landscape
  • 13:00-13:45 Lunch Break
  • 13:45-14:45 Breakout Discussion Session I
    • Topic 1: Tutorial for Line Notation for Polymer Chemical Structure
    • Topic 2: Challenges in Data Sharing; Data Valorization Opportunities (without Compromising Proprietary)
    • Topic 3: Annotation of Polymer Data and NLP: Where Should Annotation be Done? Can ELNs or other Data Ingestion Tools Help?
    • Topic 4: Digital Infrastructures for Polymer Data: Data Searching, Retrieval, and more...
    • Zoom links for the sessions have been sent to registered attendees by email
  • 14:45-15:00 Short Break
  • 15:00-16:00 Breakout Session II (Same Topics as from 13:45-14:45)
  • 13:00-16:00 Concurrent networking session (Gather links have been sent to registered attendees by email)
  • 16:00-          Closing Remark