Machine Learning 2019 course

Introduction to Machine Learning for Materials Science

Online course. Date and time to be determined

Salon BC - Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon 

Held in conjunction with MS&T19

Instructor: Joshua Tappan and Bryce Meredig, Citrine Informatics; John Mauro, The Pennsylvania State University

This course is intended for materials scientists and engineers who are interested in learning more about the applications of machine learning to ceramics and glass research (and materials research more broadly). Attendees are expected to have little to no exposure to machine learning in their work, as it this is a half-day survey/introductory course.

Course Description

This course will focus on an introduction to machine learning and materials informatics for materials science with a special focus on ceramics and glass research. The presenters will give participants an overview of machine learning and materials informatics tools and expose participants to specific use cases and success stories of machine learning in glass and ceramics research. John Mauro will also give a presentation titled “Decoding the Glass Genome.”

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how machine learning can impact their research
  • Explain the applications of machine learning to ceramics and glass research
  • Evaluate publicly available machine learning tools and platforms to incorporate into their research

Course Instructors

Josh EDIT SGP_6382
Meredig Final


Joshua Tappan is the Community Manager at Citrine Informatics. Josh manages community programs and academic collaborations, where he promotes materials informatics education and open scientific data initiatives, and helps the research community discover how machine learning can enhance their materials research efforts. Tappan earned his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and M.Ed from Harvard University. Prior to Joining Citrine in 2017, he was an electrical engineer, middle school physical science teacher, and head of  community engagement at an education technology company.


Bryce Meredig is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Citrine Informatics, a company that uses large-scale data mining to accelerate materials development. Meredig earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, with his doctoral research focused on developing algorithms and approaches for computational discovery, optimization, and characterization of materials. He was awarded the Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.


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