August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

Member of the Month, Dr. Vicky Yao, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Yao shares her research interests and what she's working on.
What is your favorite aspect of your research?
Ultimately, the big motivating factor for me is the downstream potential to impact human health. And along the way, I really enjoy collaborations, especially with biomedical researchers - when there's a good synergistic relationship, it can be a lot of fun. It's always exciting when the methods, tools, or predictions we make are put to a actual use and end up helping discover something new about biology. Also, I get to learn so much about vastly different areas of research directly from a domain expert!

Call for Abstracts Open Now!

Interested in being a speaker at the 4th Annual Ken Kennedy Institute Data Science Conference? We invite you to submit an abstract of your work for the technical program of the conference on October 26-27, 2020.

2020 Virtual Machine Learning Boot Camp

Last day to register for the 2020 Virtual Machine Learning Boot Camp on August 6-7, 2020. This two-day boot camp will focus on Machine Learning for Executives. Taught by a team of Rice professors, the Machine Learning Boot Camp will integrate lectures describing the basic concepts to state-of-the-art Machine Learning.

Technology, Culture and Society Lecture Series: Geopolitics of Cybersecurity

Join us on Sept. 3rd at 4:00 PM for our Technology, Culture, and Society Lecture Series with Jayshree Pandya. She will be discussing her latest book "Geopolitics of Cybersecurity." This virtual event will be open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Ken Kennedy Institute and the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Click here to register.

September Member Luncheon

We will be holding our usual Member Luncheons *Virtually* on the first Friday of every month this fall. Our first luncheon will be held on Sept. 11 with Chris Fagundes and Pat DeLucia.

Technology Innovation Lecture Series: "Why venture capitalists are investing in "software beyond the screen"

Join us on Sept. 23rd at 4:00 PM for our Technology Innovation Lecture Series with Sunil Nagaraj of Ubiquity Ventures. This virtual event will be open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Ken Kennedy Institute and the Lilie Lab. Click here to register.

Technology, Culture and Society in the Age of COVID-19

Offered by the Glasscock School and Co-Sponsored by the Ken Kennedy Institute
Short Course Online and Open to the Public
SCHEDULE: Oct. 5 - Nov 16, 2020
(Seven Mondays, 7-8:30 PM)
FEE: $240 ($230 if registering by Sept. 21)
$216 for Rice alumni

Click here for more info.

More Events

D2K Industry Insights Seminar Series

Title: Using Supercomputers to Predict the Future: Practical Data Science Infrastructure and Algorithms at BP

Time: Wed, August 5th at 6:00 PM

Speaker: Max Grossman, AI/ML Consultant in BP's Center for High Performance Computing

2020 SCI Summer Colloquium

Title: 2020 SCI Summer Research Colloquium

Time: Fri, August 7th

The purpose of the Summer Colloquium is to provide undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers working at Rice with an opportunity to present their most recent work.

Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs. Resilience Webinar

Time: Wed, August 12th at 1:00 PM
Click here to register.

Speaker: Moshe Vardi, Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar

Sponsored by the the Baker Institute's Science and Technology Policy Program.

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