Joshua A. Vita
Josh Vita is currently a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on uncertainty quantification for interatomic potentials. Josh obtained a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in 2023, where his work focused on the development of efficient, interpretable models for describing atomic interactions, and the design of algorithms and databases for fitting those models. He graduated with bachelors degrees in materials science and mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2017 and interned at Sandia National Laboratories (2016) developing image analysis software. His other interests include playing the guitar, volleyball, and chess, and reading sci-fi/fantasy books.