Symposium on Deep Learning for Materials Research

Spetses, Greece. June 5-10, 2022

Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (AKSS)

June 5 - 10, 2022

Experts in Machine Learning, Computational Materials Science, Materials Genome Initiative and Exa-scale Computing

This symposium will bring together more than 40 global experts in the fields of deep learning and quantum materials (theory, simulations and experiments) for an extensive five-day discussion geared towards the advancement of quantum materials research using AI techniques. The symposium will take stock of the ongoing research efforts under the banner of various machine learning methods and their applications to quantum materials research in order to leverage the upcoming leap in capability due to proposed exa-scale computing systems, AI and machine learning methods, novel material synthesis and characterization techniques and experimental facilities. Ultimate goal is to use deep learning methods to accelerate discovery of novel quantum materials for future technologies including quantum computing and information.

Structured panel discussions will also serve to establish collaborations and brainstorm about future challenges in this domain.

Symposium participants

  • Serge Aubry, CEA Saclay
  • Uwe Bergmann, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Silvia Bonfanti, University of Milan
  • Roberto Car, Princeton University
  • Gerbrand Ceder, University of California Berkeley
  • Long-Qing Chen, Pennsylvania State University
  • George W. Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Ekin Dogus Cubuk, Google
  • Pratibha Dev, Howard University
  • Avinash M. Dongare, University of Connecticut
  • Alain Estève, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems
  • Ian T. Foster, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Rafael Jaramillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rajiv K. Kalia, University of Southern California
  • Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University
  • Craig Knoblock, Information Sciences Institute
  • Aravind Krishnamoorthy, University of Southern California
  • Duy Le, University of Central Florida
  • Tony Levi, University of Southern California
  • Nicola Marzari, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Mahta Moghaddam, University of Southern California
  • Jeff Nelson, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Max Nikias, University of Southern California
  • Ken-ichi Nomura, University of Southern California
  • Assad Oberai, University of Southern California
  • Michael E. Papka, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Suji Park, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Kristin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California
  • Talat S. Rahman, University of Central Florida
  • José Pedro Rino, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Carole Rossi, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems
  • Annabella Selloni, Princeton University
  • Rick L. Stevens, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Alejandro H. Strachan, Purdue University
  • Alan Tennant, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Thittamaranahalli Satish, University of Southern California
  • Giorgos Tsironis, University of Crete
  • Priya Vashishta, University of Southern California
  • Tao Wei, Howard University
  • Bilge Yildiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University
  • Kenji Tsuruta, Okayama University (To be confirmed)
  • Haidan Wen, Argonne National Laboratory (To be confirmed)
  • Lin H. Yang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (To be confirmed)
  • Glotzer Sharon, University of Michigan (To be confirmed)
  • Kieffer John, University of Michigan (To be confirmed)
  • Erik A. Johnson, University of Southern California (To be confirmed)
  • Mohit Randeria, Ohio State University (To be confirmed)
  • Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University (To be confirmed)

Meeting Agenda

Agenda will be available soon.

Symposium Venue and Location

The meeting will be hosted at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (AKSS), a historical and cultural heritage site on the island of Spetses, Greece.

The School, surrounded by pine forests and olive groves and embedded with beautiful gardens, regularly hosts a variety of international scientific and professional conferences, and other events (See PDF of the AKSS magazine).

Symposium Photos

Photographs from the symposium will be uploaded here soon.

Contact the Symposium Organizers

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Getting to Spetses

Spetses island lies 50 miles southwest of Athens (see map below) and is most accessible by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens. Schedules of the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses island can be found here . Ferry tickets (€ 40.5 each way) can be obtained online from Hellenic Seaways at

Note: Ferry outbound from Athens to Spetses Island runs between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm. Inbound ferry to Athens from Spetses Island run between 6:10 am to 8:05 pm. There are only 4-5 ferry per day. Please plan your trip accordingly.

Published on April 4th, 2022

Last updated on April 15th, 2022