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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Application of Knowledge Graphs to Materials Science and Engineering

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.C0362 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Trautt, Zachary Tim zachary.trautt@nist.gov 301.975.4539

Description

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in experimental material measurement science involves the union of physical infrastructure (e.g., synthesis and characterization equipment, robotics), cyberinfrastructure (e.g., databases, high-performance computing, collaboration tools), and humans (e.g., scientists, engineers, students, managers). The recent interest in Explainable AI (XAI) motivates research in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR). The successful applicant would have an opportunity to apply their expertise in semantic web, linked data, and knowledge graphs to the field of materials science and engineering. The successful applicant would work with a team of experts including experimental materials scientists, computational materials scientists, machine learning experts, computer scientists, data scientists, and data engineers to define and implement community standards for knowledge representation and interchange. The successful applicant will conduct novel research in autonomous reasoning and XAI, and would help design and develop software and systems to enable the adoption of KRR technologies within materials science and engineering. The successful applicant does not need specific knowledge in materials science and engineering, but should have a strong background in KRR, semantic web, linked data, and/or knowledge graphs.

Keywords:
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; KRR; Artificial Intelligence; AI; Machine Learning; ML; Semantic Web; Linked Data; Knowledge Graph; Materials Science and Engineering; High-throughput Experimental Science

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,028.00 $3,000.00
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