Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 27-36.doi: 10.15541/jim20180214

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Design of the Nature-inspired Algorithms Library and Its Significance for New Materials Research and Development

Shi-Yu DU1(), Yi-Ming ZHANG1, Kan LUO1,2, Qing HUANG1   

  1. 1. Engineering Laboratory of Nuclear Energy Materials, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
    2. School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
  • Received:2018-05-08 Revised:2018-07-13 Online:2019-01-21 Published:2018-12-17


The technique for Materials Genetic Initiative (MGI) is the key tool for realizing the demand-oriented design of new materials assisted by the artificial intelligence (AI). Accordingly, the development and application of innovative intelligence algorithms are particularly important. Based on the generalization and analyses of the existing nature-inspired algorithms, this work aims at outlining the suggestion to build the nature-inspired algorithms library (NIAL). The potential route in which inspirations are obtained from varieties of disciplines, was used to produce new algorithms in high-throughput ways is introduced. The general procedure for building algorithm library is elaborated, while its advantages and characteristics are anatomized. Finally, the potential of NIAL in new materials development has been envisioned to enhance the standard for the application of AI including MGI.

Key words: Nature-Inspired Algorithms Library, Materials Genetic Initiative, artificial intelligence, review

CLC Number: 

  • TQ174