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PhD Position in Machine Learning for Materials Science
University of California, Los Angeles


Date Posted Mar. 7, 2019
Title PhD Position in Machine Learning for Materials Science
University University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Physics of Amorphous and Inorganic Solids Laboratory
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Inorganic
    Chemistry - Analytical
    Chemistry - General
 
 

The Physics of AmoRphous and Inorganic Solids Laboratory (PARISlab) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking some outstanding candidates for several open Ph.D. positions. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting talented, self-motivated candidates with a solid background in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and/or data analytics.

Open positions:
The successful candidate(s) will work on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to facilitate the design of novel materials with tailored properties. The successful candidate(s) will develop data-driven models for (i) material properties predicting by regression methods, (ii) microstructure optimization by pattern recognition, and/or (iii) identification of relevant material fingerprints by classification algorithms. The developed machine learning models will be informed by (i) the physics and chemistry governing the behavior of complex materials and (ii) multi-scale simulations (from atomic to continuum scale).

The candidate will work in the group of Prof. Bauchy at UCLA, in strong collaboration with other computational students/postdocs in PARISlab and experimental students/postdocs/faculty in the Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials (LC2). We are specialized in the modeling of disordered materials of engineering interest, but active collaboration with other research groups (Penn State University, Aalborg University, Arizona State University) focusing on the experimental aspects of these projects is encouraged and expected. More information can be found at: http://www.lab-paris.com and http://www.lcc-ucla.com.

Required qualifications:
For consideration, applicants should possess the following qualifications or attributes:

  • A B.S. or M.S. degree from a reputable university in a related thematic,
  • An interest in pursuing a research career,
  • A fundamental understanding of materials science and engineering,
  • A strong interest in programming and computational approaches is mandatory,
  • Previous experience in machine learning and/or data analytics is a plus,
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team,
  • An interest in working in a fast-paced research environment.

Applicants with relevant experience will be given special preference. The successful candidates will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project goals, network and communicate with other partners involved in the project, mentor undergraduate students, author high-impact publications, and report results at international conferences. The positions are funded for a period of 3-to-5 years.

How to apply:
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide by email (bauchy@ucla.edu) a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests, and contact information for three referees in support of your application (as PDF files). Recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled.

Contact:
Prof. Mathieu Bauchy – bauchy@ucla.edu
Physics of AmoRphous and Inorganic Solids Laboratory (PARISlab)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
420 Westwood Plaza, 5731E Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
http://www.lab-paris.com


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Prof. Bauchy
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Los Angeles
    420 Westwood Plaza, 5731 Boelter Hall
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
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  • bauchy@ucla.edu

 

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