This webinar series will present an overview of a variety of recently developed materials data curation tools. Participants will have the chance to connect with some of the innovators of these various tools during the interactive Q&A sessions held at the end of each live event. This webinar series also gives you the opportunity to delve even deeper into the topics explored in the August 2016 Big Data and Modeling issue of JOM—with the ability to interact directly with the field’s leading experts who authored some of those papers.
The following five webinars will each present an overview of specific data curation tools, all of which are open source. If you can’t attend all of the live events, don’t worry—recordings for all five webinar are included in the registration fee. Download the webinar series PDF flyer to share this professional development event with your colleagues.
Webinar 1: Overview of Data Curation Tools
Live Event Date: Thursday, September 15 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Instructor: Carelyn Campbell, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This webinar will present an overview of the benefits of data curation and the different types of data curation tools currently available. The overview will discuss which types of different curation tools work best different data types and how some of the different tools can work together.
Webinar 2: Materials Data Facility
Live Event Date: Thursday, September 22 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Instructor: Ben Blaiszik, University of Chicago and Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
This webinar will present an overview of the Materials Data Facility (MDF) data publication and data discovery services. The MDF is built upon scalable Globus data publication capabilities. These capabilities are delivered through a hosted service with metadata stored and indexed in the cloud and data storage.
Read the August 2016 JOM article “The Materials Data Facility: Data Services to Advance Materials Science Research” for more on the MDF. TMS members can access featured content for free by logging in.
Webinar 3: Materials Commons
Live Event Date: Thursday, September 29 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Instructors: Brian Puchala and Glenn Tarcea, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
This webinar will highlight the Materials Commons platform being developed at the University of Michigan as part of the PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) program. Materials Commons is designed to be a general repository and collaboration platform for the metals community with emphases on microstructural evolution and mechanical property data types and data models that include representation of the data provenance.
Read the August 2016 JOM article "The Materials Commons: A Collaboration Platform and Information Repository for the Global Materials Community” for more on the Materials Commons. TMS members can access featured content for free by logging in.
Webinar 4: Citrine Informatics
Live Event Date: Thursday, October 6 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Instructor: Kyle Michel, Chief Technical Officer, Citrine Informatics
This webinar will present an overview of the Citrine Informatics platform, including how to search the Citrine platform for data, how to share data using Citrine, and how to structure materials data to facilitate reuse.
Read the August 2016 JOM article “Materials Data Infrastructure: A Case Study of the Citrination Platform to Examine Data Import, Storage, and Access” for more on Citrine Informatics platform. TMS members can access featured content for free by logging in.
Webinar 5: Materials Data Curation System/Materials Resource Registry
Live Event Date: Thursday, October 13 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Instructors: Chandler Becker, Carelyn Campbell, and Zachary Trautt, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
This webinar will present an overview of two codes to support the interoperable exchange of materials data and to enable finding and sharing of materials data resources. The first tool presented will be the Materials Data Curation System, a web-based data curation tool that is based modular community-developed data standards. The Materials Resource Registry will be demonstrated as a tool that allows materials researchers to find and share their data in a decentralized way. Both platforms support NIST’s efforts in the Materials Genome Initiative.
Read the August 2016 JOM article “Informatics Infrastructure for the Materials Genome Initiative” for more on both platforms presented in this webinar.
Meet the Instructors
Chandler Becker is a materials scientist in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Material Measurement Laboratory’s Office of Data and Informatics. Her current work is focused on development and adoption of the Materials Resource Registry system, as well as working with NIST researchers to address challenges related to materials informatics and data analysis.
Ben Blaiszik is a research scientist at the Computation Institute (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory). He works with the Globus team where he is focused on the Materials Data Facility project: working to develop scalable data services to help materials science researchers increase data and process transparency, and make their data available and discoverable regardless of data size and physical location. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in theoretical and applied mechanics, working on development and characterization of autonomic repair of polymer nanocomposite systems. His research has culminated in more than 20 peer reviewed publications and five granted patents.
Carelyn E. Campbell is group leader for the Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group in the Materials Science and Engineering Division in the Materials Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She earned her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University in 1997. Her research is focused on diffusion in multicomponent multiphase systems and the development of data and informatics tools for phase-based data.
Kyle Michel is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Citrine Informatics Inc., where he leads technical development, including schema design and data infrastructure engineering. Prior to working at Citrine, he received a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and spent several years as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University.
Brian Puchala is an assistant research scientist and member of the PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center at the University of Michigan. He is a lead developer of CASM, a first-principles statistical mechanical software package for the study of multicomponent crystalline solids, and is a domain scientist with the Materials Commons. Puchala’s research interests include development of both novel methods and basic infrastructure for integrated computational materials science and engineering (ICME), with particular focus on computational modeling of materials thermodynamics and the kinetics of solid-state atomistic processes.
Glenn Tarcea has been involved with computers since 1988 when he discovered Turbo Pascal. He has worked on projects ranging from student account systems to distributed storage and backup systems. In 2009 Glenn completed his MBA at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Zachary Trautt holds the title of materials research engineer in the Materials Measurement Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Trautt plays a significant role in the NIST Materials Genome Initiative and has particular interest in the discoverability, reusability, and interoperability of materials data and metadata. Prior to taking on this position, Trautt was a research assistant professor at the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences at George Mason University. He completed his Ph.D. in engineering systems with a minor in materials science at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in 2009, and his B.S. in engineering physics, also at CSM.
The live webinars in this series were held in September and October 2016, but the recordings are still available for purchase. This webinar series is a free event for TMS members. Members will still need to complete the registration process in order to access webinar recordings. One registration fee will give you access to all five webinars in the series. Upon registering, event details and link will be provided in a separate e-mail. Please allow 24 hours after registration to receive your webinar recording access link.
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