Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Materials Science Research Lecture

Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:00 PM

Deepfake, Artificial Intelligence: Will Machines Replace Us All?

Speaker: Huolin Xin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)

NOTE: At this time, in-person Materials Research Lectures are open to all Caltech students/staff/faculty/visitors with a valid Caltech ID. Outside community members are welcome to join our online webinar.

Webinar Link:

Webinar ID: 832 7665 2110


Deep learning schemes have already impacted areas such as cognitive game theory (e.g., computer chess and the game of Go), pattern (e.g., facial or fingerprint) recognition, event forecasting, and bioinformatics. They are beginning to make major inroads within physics, chemistry and materials sciences and hold considerable promise for accelerating the discovery of new theories and materials. In this talk, I will introduce deep convolutional neural networks and how they can be applied to the computer vision problems in transmission electron microscopy and tomographic imaging.

More about the Speaker:

Huolin Xin is an associate professor at UC Irvine. He graduated from the Physics Department of Cornell University in 2011 and joined the University of California, Irvine in 2018. Prior to becoming a professor at UCI, he worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a scientific staff member and a principal investigator from 2013 to 2018. His research spans the areas from tomographic and atomic-resolution chemical imaging of battery and fuel cell materials to in situ environmental study of heterogeneous catalysts, and to the development of deep learning-enabled self-driving TEM. His research has resulted in more than 270 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 65 and citations 20,600). He received the MRS Oustanding Early Career Investigator Award, MSA Burton Medal, DOE Early Career Award, and the UCI Distinguished Early-Career Faculty for Research in 2020. He is the Chair of the largest international electron microscopy conference, Microscopy and Microanalysis, in 2020. His work on battery materials has been selected as the 2020, 2019 and 2014's Top-10 Scientific Achievements by Brookhaven Lab.

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