Georgia Tech's Institute for Materials (IMat) has announced the official launch event of an unique Georgia Tech initiative to build IDEAS:MD3, a unique industry-national laboratory. Activities will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Global Learning Center. Breakfast will be offered from 8 to 9 a.m. Room locations TBD. IDEAS:MD3 represents an important data science component of Georgia Tech’s Materials Innovation Ecosystem. Its organization was led by Surya Kalidindi with the mission of developing the initial data science and engineering foundation in that ecosystem, a key to unleashing new potential in solving 21st century grand challenges. The purpose of IDEAS:MD3 is to promote and conduct research, development, and testing in materials data science and informatics that will lead to new and improved methods to accelerate materials design, development, and deployment (MD3). This includes e-collaboration and tracking of data through materials development and manufacturing workflows. Knowledge and information regarding these capabilities will be disseminated through research projects, conferences, workshops and publications to establish a strong community addressing materials data and informatics.
“IDEAS:MD3 will serve its members by providing a low cost entry opportunity to increase their awareness and exposure to modern data science tools and e-collaboration platforms, and help them realize significant acceleration, cost reduction, and increased productivity in their ongoing MD3 related projects” said Surya Kalidindi, director of IDEAS:MD3. Members will also have unique access to a set of community curated and pedigreed data, codes, workflows, knowledge, and expertise databases in the many application areas of MD3, he added.