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Iowa State, Ames Lab Researcher Developing New Computing Approach to Materials Science

September 10, 2012

Krishna Rajan Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory is using data mining, information theory and statistical learning concepts to develop a new approach for discovering materials. Like other methods of materials informatics, Rajan's approach can collect large amounts of data. But he's also developing ideas to target the data that's most relevant to solving a particular problem. Full Story

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