Big data in materials research and development : summary of a workshop

Mellody, Maureen, rapporteur

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  • Creator Maureen Mellody, Rapporteur ; Defense Materials Manufacturing and Infrastructure Standing Committee, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014] ©2014
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (x, 67 pages) : color illustrations
  • ISBNs 9780309303804, 030930380X, 9780309303798, 0309303796, 9780309303798, 9780309303767, 0309303761
  • OCLC ocn896700415


  • Annotation Big Data in Materials Research and Development is the summary of a workshop convened by the National Research Council Standing Committee on Defense Materials Manufacturing and Infrastructure in February 2014 to discuss the impact of big data on materials and manufacturing. The materials science community would benefit from appropriate access to data and metadata for materials development, processing, application development, and application life cycles. Currently, that access does not appear to be sufficiently widespread, and many workshop participants captured the constraints and identified potential improvements to enable broader access to materials and manufacturing data and metadata. This report discusses issues in defense materials, manufacturing and infrastructure, including data ownership and access; collaboration and exploitation of big data's capabilities; and maintenance of data.


  • Includes bibliographic references (page 57).


  • Data Availability -- Data size : "big data" vs. data -- Quality and veracity of data and models -- Data and metadata ontology and formats -- Metadata and model availability -- Culture -- Frontiers in massive data analysis and their implementation -- IBM and big data -- Big data for biosecurity -- Discussion -- Physics in big data -- Materials genome initiative and big data -- General Electric efforts in materials data : development of the ICME-Net -- Smart manufacturing : enterprise right time, networked data, information, and action -- Data needs to support ICME development in DARPA open manufacturing -- The materials information system -- Discussion -- Lightweight and modern metals manufacturing innovation institute : implications for materials, manufacturing and data -- Direction of policy
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