Collaborating Authors

Le Bras

AAAI Conferences

Newly-discovered materials have been central to recent technological advances. They have contributed significantly to breakthroughs in electronics, renewable energy and green buildings, and overall, have promoted the advancement of global human welfare. Yet, only a fraction of all possible materials have been explored. Accelerating the pace of discovery of materials would foster technological innovations, and would potentially address pressing issues in sustainability, such as energy production or consumption. The bottleneck of this discovery cycle lies, however, in the analysis of the materials data. As materials scientists have recently devised techniques to efficiently create thousands of materials and experimentalists have developed new methods and tools to characterize these materials, the limiting factor has become the data analysis itself. Hence, the goal of this paper is to stimulate the development of new computational techniques for the analysis of materials data, by bringing together the complimentary expertise of materials scientists and computer scientists. In collaboration with two major research laboratories in materials science, we provide the first publicly available dataset for the phase map identification problem. In addition, we provide a parameterized synthetic data generator to assess the quality of proposed approaches, as well as tools for data visualization and solution evaluation.

Watch This Material Assemble And Disassemble Itself

Popular Science

Researchers at Washington State University have created materials that react to temperature and ultraviolet light. It's a look into what mass-produced smart materials could be. Smart materials are a growing area of interest for researchers, with potential for instantly forming casts and self-healing phone screens. But this is the first time memory, light-activated movement, and self-healing have been combined. One of the reasons smart materials aren't widespread yet is their single-use capability.

Program Aims to Use Dredged Material to Fight Erosion

U.S. News

Most of that sediment then gets dumped right back in the water: either in the Gulf of Mexico or in deeper parts of the same waterway, where the current is expected to carry it downstream and away from the dredged area. By law, the Corps is required to do the most cost-effective thing with the dredged material, which limits the options on its use.

Robotic Materials Will Distribute Intelligence All Over a Robot's Body


The classical view of a robot as a mechanical body with a central "brain" that controls its behavior could soon be on its way out. The authors of a recent article in Science Robotics argue that future robots will have intelligence distributed throughout their bodies.

Artificial Intelligence Partners with Material Science Analytics Insight


The conjunction of psyche and matter, of digital and physical advances, lies at the core of the fourth industrial revolution. The marriage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and materials science speaks as one of the clearest models. Unadulterated digital development has pulled in the best consideration and a large offer of financial investment in the course of the most recent years. Be that as it may, we live in a material world, where the nature of our lives relies upon enhancements in physical products and services: nourishment and asylum, social insurance, transportation, energy etc. It is quite true that we invest much more energy in our online virtual universes, yet this is reflected by a developing number of Amazon bundles at our doorsteps.