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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Materials Data Sciences and Informatics by Georgia Institute of Technology

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About the Course

This course aims to provide a succinct overview of the emerging discipline of Materials Informatics at the intersection of materials science, computational science, and information science. Attention is drawn to specific opportunities afforded by this new field in accelerating materials development and deployment efforts. A particular emphasis is placed on materials exhibiting hierarchical internal structures spanning multiple length/structure scales and the impediments involved in establishing invertible process-structure-property (PSP) linkages for these materials. More specifically, it is argued that modern data sciences (including advanced statistics, dimensionality reduction, and formulation of metamodels) and innovative cyberinfrastructure tools (including integration platforms, databases, and customized tools for enhancement of collaborations among cross-disciplinary team members) are likely to play a critical and pivotal role in addressing the above challenges....

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Jul 28, 2020

It's a great course that can give you a wide view of how to accelerate the development of material using computational resources. I'm a Metallurgical Engineer and I totally recommend this course.


Sep 23, 2018

Machine learning part and its application to material science was interesting but informative contents like material dev eco system and whole week 1 was more informative than logical

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By Lim J H

Jun 24, 2020

Great concepts and descriptions, however, it can be surprisingly dry and not helping is the monotonous way the lessons are being carried out. The PyMKs helps to alleviate the boredom though so do download the program and try it out for yourself after understanding the basics of the course.

By Zisheng Z

Apr 30, 2018

A great introductory course into Material Data Sciences and Informatics. Had a relatively hard time when the course turned form introduction into hardcore statistics. Moreover, it can be more helpful if there are more practical projects and tutorial on introduced tools.

By Priyabrata D

Apr 29, 2020

Some lectures from week 1 and week 5 are identical, hence repetitive. The case study is really good. Week 3 contains the most important information. Hence, week 3 needs more clarification on a basic level. Sometimes I felt unconnected with the lectures.

By Sashanka A

Jul 03, 2020

This course provides great inputs on how data science can be implemented in material science. Though it didn't deal deep into all the concepts, it was focussed to explain briefly what is out there in the field of materials informatics.

By Navneeth R

May 02, 2020

Overall it was a very good course and I recommend it for all students interested in material science.But the installation procedure could have been updated and I still face problems in installation of Softwares to use.

By Ashish S

Aug 23, 2020

Got an overview about how materials data is analysed. This course helps us in understanding the need of data sciences for accelerating material development.

By Pranav K

May 13, 2020

Good theory lessons. There should have been more focus on utilising software (PyMKS) to implement concepts, throughout the course rather than just the end

By Biplab B

Mar 28, 2020

the course is nice and useful, but is very tough. You require a good knowledge of statistics, computation, and material science to make it through it.

By Sachin K B

Aug 23, 2020

Need more pratice problems for polymer and ceramic multiphase composites.

By Veronica M T

Apr 26, 2020

The course is great but sometimes it was entirely too wordy.

By Sai S

Mar 04, 2020

Pretty difficult for a beginner / Undergraduate

By Javier G M

Jun 05, 2020

Not bad, but it would be better with a bit of hands-on practice.

By Xin L

Dec 30, 2019

interesting class


Dec 04, 2019

The course gives a "good" overview of some techniques but is way too descriptive, way too theoretical. There is no progressive (computational) practice. The major flaws of this course are: 1)no handouts of the slides provided, 2) reference to papers are not clickable URL's, 3) PyMKS runs in Python 2.7 (not 3.4) with many modules deprecated. Running this PyMks is therefore not easy at all and bugged with the environments. Once you get in the course is just about replicating some logic without going in-depth of the potential of this tool. As well , what are more up to date tools to be used? 5) instructors are not really good at teaching , 6) there is no active learners community at this period (november 2019)

By Rachel H

May 20, 2020

It took until the last 15 minutes of week 5 to get to the actual data science...

By Henry Z

Apr 25, 2018


By Shijie Z

Aug 27, 2017

Too much talk about general idea. Lack of practice to learn skills