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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Application of Knowledge Graphs to Materials Science and Engineering


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

opportunity location
50.64.31.C0362 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Zachary Tim Trautt 301.975.4539


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.

key words
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


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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