Shyue Ong is an Associate Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego. his research and teaching vision is to be a leader in bringing forth a data-driven future for materials design. Intersecting the disciplines of materials science and information science, his research will develop new materials informatics and machine learning approaches to create and analyze rich materials data and apply them to the design of new energy materials. He is currently a Principal Investigator for the Materials Project (www.materialsproject.org), an open science project to make the calculated properties for all known inorganic materials publicly available to researchers to accelerate materials innovation. This project is now a cornerstone of the Materials Genome Initiative and has garnered significant press worldwide.