Causal Paths Allowing Simultaneous Control of Multiple Nanoparticle Properties Using Multi‐Target Bayesian Inference

Date

2022

Authors

Ting, Jonathan Y. C.
Li, Sichao
Barnard, Amanda

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Volume Title

Publisher

Wiley

Abstract

Machine learning can extract complex structure/property relationships but is often insufficient to explain how to control or tune the properties of materials, particularly when they are multi-functional. This study demonstrates the value of combining multi-target regression and multi-target causal graphs to address the need to simultaneously control multiple properties of nanomaterials, and the need to translate these relationships into actionable insights. Using nanodiamonds as an exemplar, recursive feature elimination is first used to identify nine structural features that allow simultaneous prediction of their electron charge transfer properties and thermochemical stability to high accuracy by an interpretable random forest regressor. A multi-target Bayesian network with domain knowledge incorporated via interactive learning using a hill-climbing algorithm then determines how these important structural features of nanodiamonds relate to their functional properties, proposing causal paths that can be used to inform experimental design.

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Keywords

Bayesian inference, machine learning, multi-target, nanodiamond, nanoparticle

Citation

Source

Advanced Theory and Simulations

Type

Journal article

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Access Statement

Open Access

License Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License

DOI

10.1002/adts.202200330

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