Mojtaba Haghighatlari and Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal Won NSF Travel Award

Mojtaba Haghighatlari and Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal in front of Davis Hall

Mojtaba Haghighatlari (left) and Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal (right) in front of UB Engineering’s Davis Hall

Published June 19, 2018

Mojtaba Haghighatlari and Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal won the NSF Travel Award to attend and present posters at the Machine Learning in Science and Engineering (MLSE) Conference in Pittsburgh from June 6 to June 8, 2018. Both are graduate students in Dr. Johannes Hachmann's research group. Haghighatlari is a third-year PhD candidate, and his research project focuses on the development and implementation of a machine learning toolbox for data analysis, mining, and modeling in the chemical and materials sciences, in particular in the context of large datasets from high-throughput computational chemistry. Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal is a PhD graduate whose research interest is on the modeling of organic polymers as materials for optical applications.