Symposium on Machine Learning in Materials Genome

Spetses, Greece. June 16-21, 2019

This symposium will bring together more than 40 global experts in the fields of machine learning, computational materials science, condensed matter theory and exa-scale computing platforms for an extensive five-day discussion geared towards the advancement of materials modeling and high-performance computing. The symposium will take stock of the ongoing research efforts under the banner of the Materials Genome Initiative and device new strategies to leverage the upcoming quantum leap in simulation capability due to proposed exa-scale computing systems to advance the scope of Materials Genome Initiative and more broadly the field of computational materials science.

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

Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (AKSS)

June 16 - 21, 2019

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

Symposium participants

  • Abdelmajid Ainane, Moulay Ismail University
  • Pulickel Ajayan, Rice University
  • Andrew Attar, SLAC
  • Prasanna Balaprakash, ANL
  • Uwe Bergmann, SLAC
  • David Campbell, Boston University
  • Andre Clayborne, Howard University
  • Dogus Cubuk, Google Brain
  • Pratibha Deb, Howard University
  • Claudia Draxl, Humboldt University
  • Ian Foster, ANL
  • Hiroshi Iyetomi, University of Tokyo
  • Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University
  • Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
  • Boris Kozinsky, Harvard University
  • Aravind Krishnamoorthy, USC
  • Andreia Luisa da Rosa, Federal University of Goiás
  • Anupam Madhukar, USC
  • Masaaki Misawa, Kyushu Sangyo University
  • John Mitchell, ANL
  • Christoforos Moutafis, University of Manchester
  • Aiichiro Nakano, USC
  • Ken-ichi Nomura, USC
  • Pankaj Rajak, ANL
  • Mohit Randeria, Ohio State University
  • Daniel Ratner, SLAC
  • Evan Reed, Stanford University
  • David Rhone, Harvard University
  • Patrick Riley, Google AI
  • Matthias Scheffler, Fritz Haber Institute
  • Tess Smidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Rick Stevens, ANL
  • Isao Tanaka, Kyoto University
  • Subodh Tiwari, USC
  • Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
  • Giorgos Tsironis, University of Crete
  • Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia University
  • Markus Winterer, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University
  • Patricia Wong, USC
  • Yannis Yortsos, USC

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 17th, 2019

Last updated on January 30th, 2020