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Sossina M. Haile

Dec 13, 2023, 7:30:43 PM12/13/23
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From: Materials Project <nor...@materialsproject.org>
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To: Sossina M. Haile <sossin...@northwestern.edu>
Subject: [Materials Project] Seminars


Next seminar on December 14th at 10am (US/Pacific)!

An Orientation in Symmetry-aware Methods in Machine Learning: Approaches, Intuition, and Applications

Tess Smidt, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Symmetry can occur in many forms. For physical systems in 3D, we have the freedom to choose any coordinate system and therefore any physical property must transform predictably under elements of Euclidean symmetry (3D rotations, translations and inversion). For algorithms involving the nodes and edges of graphs, we have symmetry under permutation of how the nodes and edges are ordered in computer memory. Unless coded otherwise, machine-learned models make no assumptions about the symmetry of a problem and will be sensitive to e.g. an arbitrary choice of coordinate system or ordering of nodes and edges in an array. In this talk, I will break down the variety of methods used in machine learning to overcome this from data augmentation to canonicalization to symmetry-based methods. I hope to give an intuitive overview for the types of mathematical concepts and operations that arise in these methods, present recent advances in this area, and show applications of these methods in science and engineering. I will also discuss properties of the various approaches in terms of smoothness of representation, data efficiency, and generalization.

About the Materials Project Seminar Series

The Materials Project Seminar Series aims to share the latest research that may be of interest to the Materials Project community involving use of high-throughput data, machine learning and materials discovery. Talks will be 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q+A. Talks will be recorded and follow-up questions can be asked at our community forum for those who are unable to attend live.

Previous seminars can be watched on our YouTube channel. Speaker suggestions for future seminars can be made via this form. All career stages are welcome to apply and we are reviewing suggestions.

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