Solving Inverse Problems for Process-Structure Linkages Using Asynchronous Parallel Bayesian Optimization
Process-structure linkage is one of the most important topics in materials science due to the fact that virtually all information related to the materials, including manufacturing processes, lies in the microstructure itself. Therefore, to learn more about the process, one must start by thoroughly examining the microstructure. This gives rise to inverse problems in the context of process-structure linkages, which attempt to identify the processes that were used to manufacturing the given microstructure. In this work, we present an inverse problem for structure-process linkages which we solve using asynchronous parallel Bayesian optimization which exploits parallel computing resources. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the method using kinetic Monte Carlo model for grain growth simulation.