DataLab Materials Informatics Podcast

004 Prof. Jillian Buriak - Publishing, Open Data, and Informatics in Materials Research

004 Prof. Jillian Buriak - Publishing, Open Data, and Informatics in Materials Research

In this episode, Dr. Bryce Meredig and Prof. Buriak discuss: Prof. Buriak’s perspective on Open Data and its impact on scientific publishing. The influence of machine learning and AI on professional societies. The Buriak Group’s recent research applying ML and informatics to photovoltaic materials research. How Prof. Buriak utilizes Twitter and social media to grow her professional network and learn about new breakthroughs in the scientific community. How Prof. Buriak became actively involved in the scientific publishing realm.   "A journal is more than simply publishing scientific results, we also are the basis of community." — Prof. Jillian Buriak   Dr. Jillian Buriak. is a professor and the Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta, where she has researched and co-authored over 100 papers on surface chemistry, nanoscience, synthetic materials, and inorganic nanomaterials.   In addition to her work as a professor, Prof. Buriak has been an editor for Science Magazine and ACS Nano and is currently the editor-in-chief of ACS Chemistry of Materials. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom.   Connect with Dr. Jillian Buriak: Twitter: @JBuriak Website: Buriak Research Group   Dr. Bryce Meredig, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Citrine Informatics, researches the application of machine learning to materials science. He earned his PhD in materials science from Northwestern University, where he focused on materials informatics, and his BAS and MBA at Stanford University, where he is also on the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, including some of the earliest on applying machine learning (ML) to materials development. He was an Arjay Miller Scholar and Terman Fellow at Stanford, and a Presidential Fellow and NDSEG Fellow at Northwestern.   Connect with Bryce: Twitter: @brycemeredig Website:   Please send comments, questions, and topics for upcoming episodes to

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