Conferences brought to you by the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University:

2020 OGHPCOil and Gas High Performance Computing Conference

SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual OG-HPC Conference will be held on March 1-3, 2021

The Oil and Gas High Performance Computing (OG-HPC) Conference, hosted annually at Rice University, is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in the oil and gas industry. High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain.

The agenda for the conference includes invited keynote and plenary speakers, two-day technical program, exhibit hall, networking reception, student poster session, and workshops.

Technical themes for conference sessions are developed based on current challenges and the diversity and strengths of the abstracts received.

This conference has become the key venue for planners and practitioners alike. This is a forum for taking the pulse of industry needs and discussing challenges, opportunities and new development at the interface of the oil and gas industry, the IT industry and the academic and research community.

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Register now! The 4th Annual Ken Kennedy Institute Virtual Data Science Conference will be held on October 26-28, 2020.

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Data science is rapidly evolving as an essential interdisciplinary field, where advances often result from combinations of ideas from several disciplines. This conference, to be hosted annually by Rice University, is for professionals and practitioners working in machine learning, deep learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, or big data problems broadly. Recognizing that discovery and innovation happens at interfaces of disciplines and communities, the conference aims to bring together a diverse set of people from multiple communities spanning academia and industry.

The conference is a research, development, and innovation (RD&I) gathering, bringing together university and research labs (technology developers), key industry verticals (technology consumers), and IT industry (technology providers) that are looking at opportunities created by advances in AI, data analytics, machine learning and deep learning. This year’s virtual conference will have an online venue for networking, collaborating, and building partnerships focused around data science, machine learning, and data engineering problems and opportunities.

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