Team

Noam Bernstein

Research Physicist

Naval Research Laboratory

http://cst-www.nrl.navy.mil

Dr. Bernstein has been involved with the KIM project since its early stages, although he is not one of the official PIs of the project. His interests and experience in the development, implementation, and application of potentials and application codes (Models and Tests in KIM's language) have led to his involvement in the technical aspects of KIM, primarily developing the requirements document (RD) and in particular requirements for the application programming interface (API).

Ryan S. Elliott

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

University of Minnesota

http://z.umn.edu/relliott

Prof. Elliott is one of the PIs of the KIM project. He is involved in many aspects of the KIM project. His main focus is on the development of technical aspect of the project including in particular the KIM Application Programming Interface (API) and associated continuous integration and binary packaging. Prof. Elliott is the KIM Technical Lead.

Daniel S. Karls

Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

University of Minnesota

http://www.aem.umn.edu

Dr. Karls is responsible for the development of infrastructure, content, and machine learning tools within the KIM framework. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota with Profs. Ryan Elliott and Ellad Tadmor investigating the concept of transferability of empirical potentials. His dissertation, available online here, explores an abstract framework for categorizing interatomic potentials in terms of both the representations they use to describe atomic configurations, as well as their overall means of computing forces and energies using these representations. Under this framework, a method known as the Regression Algorithm for Transferability Estimation (RATE) is devised which permits the quantitative assessment of the transferability of an empirical potential based on prior observations of its accuracy.

Ronald E. Miller

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Carleton University

http://www1.carleton.ca/mae/people/ronald-e-miller

Professor Miller has been involved with the KIM project since its inception His interest is in developing a reliable source for potentials and data regarding their predictions of material properties. Prof. Miller is the KIM Editor.

Ellad B. Tadmor

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

University of Minnesota

http://www.aem.umn.edu/~tadmor

Prof. Tadmor is one of the PIs of the KIM project. He is involved in many aspects of KIM including dealing with paperwork, defining the goals of the KIM project, helping to shape the KIM application programming interface (API), developing the verification check (VC) framework, guiding the design of the OpenKIM.org website, and liaising with the KIM membership. Prof. Tadmor is the KIM Director.

Mingjian Wen

University of Minnesota

http://www.aem.umn.edu

Mingjian is a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Tadmor to develop a KIM-based fitting framework for traditional "physics-based" and machine learning interatomic models. His particular area of interest is modeling the response of layered 2D materials.

Alex Alemi

Research Assistant, Department of Physics

Cornell University

http://pages.physics.cornell.edu/~aalemi

Alex was a graduate student working with Prof. Jim Sethna at Cornell University. He contributed to the development of the KIM Processing Pipeline and to some KIM Tests and Models.

Matt Bierbaum

Research Assistant, Department of Physics

Cornell University

http://www.lassp.cornell.edu/sethna

Matt was a graduate student working with Prof. Jim Sethna at Cornell University. He contributed to the development of the KIM Processing Pipeline and to some KIM Tests and Models.

Colin Clement

Cornell University

http://www.lassp.cornell.edu/sethna

Colin was a graduate student working with Prof. Jim Sethna at Cornell University. He investigated using Bayesian ensembles to estimate the systematic errors of models.

Adam Ludvik

University of Minnesota

http://www.aem.umn.edu

Adam Ludvik was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota. He contributed to the development of the KIM visualization framework.

John Nissen-Hooper

University of Minnesota

http://www.aem.umn.edu

John was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota. He graduated in 2012 with honors for a degree in Italian Studies. He contributed to the development of web applications for both static and interactive data visualizations on openkim.org.

James P. Sethna

Professor of Physics

Cornell University

http://www.lassp.cornell.edu/sethna

Prof. Sethna is a former co-PI of the KIM project and as such was broadly involved in the development of various aspects of KIM. He continues to be engaged in scientific aspects of the project, in particular, implementing Bayesian parameter ensembles for estimating the systematic errors of interatomic potentials.

Valeriu Smirichinski

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

University of Minnesota

http://www.aem.umn.edu

Dr. Smirichinski was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. He developed the initial version of the KIM application programming interface (API).