Kristin Schmidt

Overview

Kristin Schmidt

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Title

Manager - Accelerated Materials Discovery, Vice-Chair of Physical Sciences Council

Location

IBM Research - Almaden Almaden, CA USA

Bio

Kristin received her PhD in polymer physics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany and continued her career at the University of California, Santa Barbara, BASF and SLAC National Laboratory before joining IBM in 2014. Currently, Kristin is managing the accelerated materials discovery group at IBM Research in Almaden. Her team develops AI solutions to help scientific experts discover and invent faster. She is also the vice-chair of the physical science council and in this role, she supports high risk, high reward exploratory research at IBM research.

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Sustainable replacements for PFAS

We're addressing the environmental and human health impact of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ by accelerating the discovery of sustainable replacements and improved capture materials.
  • Climate
  • Materials Discovery
  • Accelerated Discovery
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Accelerator technologies

We're developing technological solutions to assist subject matter experts with their scientific workflows by enabling the Human-AI co-creation process.
  • Fairness, Accountability, Transparency
  • Materials Discovery
  • Neuro-symbolic AI
  • Accelerated Discovery
  • Human-Centered AI

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Jed Pitera

Jed Pitera

Engine Lead -- DS&A Computing and Nanotechnology
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Sidney Tsai

Sidney Tsai

Manager, PRSM, Analog AI for Deep Learning Acceleration
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Matteo Manica

Matteo Manica

Senior Research Scientist in Accelerated Discovery