Seed Grant Awards: September 2018 – March 2019
Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms for Speeding up the Process of New Materials Development and Engineering
PI: Pirooz Vakili, Associate Professor (ME/SE) Boston University School of Engineering, CISE Affiliated Faculty
Co-PIs: Emily Ryan, Assistant Professor (ME/MSE) Boston University School of Engineering and Keith Brown, Assistant Professor (ME/MSE/Physics) Boston University School of Engineering
The goal of this project is to develop a keen understanding of a range of computational and experimental approaches for new materials development and engineering in order to: (i) Investigate how these problems can be formulated mathematically as learning and optimization problems, and (ii) Develop effective algorithms for optimal learning and optimization to speed up the process. This domain of application is fairly new for the PI, and apparently, the Center for Information and Systems Engineering. As will be pointed out, some ground work for the proposed project has been laid through newly established interactions and collaborations with colleagues involved in new materials development and engineering research. The aim is to leverage the work on the proposed project to develop credibility and competence in order to submit proposals in this area for external funding by the end of the project.