Bricker recognized through Sandia's NM Partnership Program

November 17, 2020

Assistant Professor William P. Bricker recently received an LDRD ACORN award for his proposal titled "Learning the electron densities of large-scale molecular arrays with neural networks." The ACORN (Accelerated Collaborative Research Nucleus) program aims to increase collaboration between early-career researchers at UNM and Sandia, and the work will be performed in collaboration with Dr. Joshua Rackers at Sandia National Laboratories. An accurate prediction of electronic structure for large-scale molecular systems becomes untenable as the system size increases, and so the collaborative work aims to predict these large-scale electronic densities by using machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to learn how to connect more manageable electronic density fragments.