Krishna Rajan1

1, Materials Design and Innovation, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, United States

This presentation will provide a perspective on how materials informatics can affect how one trains materials scientists and engineers. I will put this in the context of how we have established an entirely new materials department based on building the foundations of materials science through the lens of information science. The pedagogical foundation of MDI is founded on a data intensive perspective of materials science for the study of materials theory, characterization, synthesis, processing and computational and simulation techniques. Our novel pedagogical framework allows students to learn from that data by deriving information that may be outside the models on which they are based, and use this learning process in order to efficiently and robustly explore the information space that cannot be done by existing models