Guest lecture: Matthew Welborn
Matthew Welborn from the Molecular Sciences Software Institute will give a talk entitled "Transferability in Quantum Chemical Machine Learning via Molecular Orbital Features"
Matthew Welborn (MolSSI)
We present a molecular-orbital-based machine learning (MOB-ML) method for predicting electronic structure correlation energies using Hartree-Fock input. The total correlation energy is expressed in terms of individual and pair contributions from occupied molecular orbitals. Gaussian process regression is used to predict these contributions from a feature set that is based on molecular orbital properties, such as Fock, Coulomb, and exchange matrix elements. With the aim of maximizing transferability across chemical systems and compactness of the feature set, we avoid the usual specification of ML features in terms of atom- or geometry-specific information, such atom/element-types, bond-types, or local molecular structure. MOB-ML can maintain accuracy while providing transferability both within and across chemical families; this includes predictions for molecules with atom-types and elements that are not included in the training set.