Work Force Development

The MDS-Rely Center is actively developing the next generation of data scientists focused on real-world materials applications.  The center provides an opportunity for Industry to work with students from Tier 1 Research Universities in a cooperative environment.  This experience naturally evolves into professional opportunities for many of the students to become tomorrow’s leaders in data science.  Furthermore, professionals who are currently managing data scientists will gain the basic knowledge to lead and communicate effectively with their data scientists in the future.

Value Proposition

MDS-RELY Center utilizes rigorous data science methods and analytics to improve product reliability and lifetime.  The center accomplishes this objective by fostering long term relationships between Industry, Academia and Government entities.

Direct Research Impact

Ensure relevance of research projects and directions.  Opportunities to conceive or develop projects on topics or questions you find exciting.  Vote on proposals, review projects, and guide university researchers. Provide paths to commercial impact. 

Access to Network

Engage an extraordinary data science and materials community comprised of many of the nation’s top researchers and most forward-thinking companies in building a strong research portfolio.  Guide the technology scope, select projects and review progress at Biannual meetings in Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Access to Talent

Opportunity to interact and collaborate with professors and PhD students. Opportunities for hiring students through summer internships or co-ops.  First access to recruiting students.

Get Most Bang for Your Buck

Over 90% of membership revenues flow to research. NSF specifically sets a maximum of 10% on indirects for the Center instead of sponsored research where indirects are over 50%. NSF also commits cost share of $150k/site/year.

Accelerated Access to Research Results and Facilities

Accelerated access to innovative and impactful research.  Save internal research dollars through access to facilities, infrastructure, and lower human capital costs. Share risks of early stage research leading to disruptive business opportunities.

Access to Software Code

Obtain versatile codes developed and shared by university researchers. Get robust codes that have been tested across a variety of domains and benchmark datasets.