A Day In The Half Life
This podcast series chronicles the incredible and often unexpected ways that science evolves over time, as told by the researchers who led it into its current state and those who are going to bring it into the future.
Episode One: Machine Learning
First developed about 80 years ago, machine learning (ML) is a type of artificial intelligence centered on programs — called algorithms — that can teach themselves different ways of processing data after they are trained on sample datasets. This episode features Prabhat and John Dagdelen. Take a listen…
Prabhat has been using and developing ML for decades, including for use in climate research. He was formerly with NERSC — Berkeley Lab’s world-renown supercomputing center — and is now at Microsoft.
John is a materials sciences graduate student researcher at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley who is using ML to discover new materials and material properties, as well as advances in COVID-19 research.