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August 2015

Big, Deep and Smart Data Analytics in Materials Imaging Workshop Held at ORNL


In June, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee hosted a meeting organized by the five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) - including the Molecular Foundry - focused on opportunities for integrating advanced data analytics and theory into imaging science. 

The meeting was attended by nearly 150 researchers from 16 universities, eight DOE national labs, four companies and three other government agencies, including scientists from the Molecular Foundry and other areas of Berkeley Lab. The participants represented a multitude of imaging disciplines—electron, scanning probe and optical microscopies; focused X-ray beams; neutron and chemical imaging; atom probe tomography—with experts in mathematics, statistics and computation.

Researchers shared scientific achievements, discussed approaches for theory and experiment to augment each other, and explored prospects for the development of instruments empowered by data-analytic tools. 

Read the full press release.