The Ken Kennedy Institute was originally founded in 1987 by professor Ken Kennedy, founder of Rice University's nationally ranked computer science program and the Rice Computer and Information Technology Institute (CITI), and also known as one of the world's foremost experts in high-performance computing. After Ken Kennedy passed away, CITI was renamed in December 2007 in his honor, and continues to be known today as the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University.
The Institute is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing, data science and information technology. Its goal is to provide broad support for a strong community of research experimentation that challenges traditional disciplinary limits.
The Ken Kennedy Institute is currently the virtual home of over 160 faculty members and senior researchers from across Rice University. Institute members receive most of their funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to these funding sources, we work closely with members to develop funding opportunities and partnerships with industry and private foundations.
Moshe Y. Vardi
Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering; Co-Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology; University Professor
Professor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Sydney, and global leader in experimental computer science. Former Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University.
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C. Sidney Burrus
Maxfield and Oshman Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University
Professor and founder of Rice University's nationally ranked computer science program, the Computer and Information Technology Institute (CITI), and was one of the world's foremost experts in high-performance computing.
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