April 4, 2023 Newsletter

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April 4, 2023 Newsletter

Take a look at our April 4, 2023 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

2023 AI in Health Conference Participation

Call for Sponsorships, Technical Abstracts, and Student Posters!

The second annual AI in Health Conference, hosted by the Ken Kennedy Institute, is happening October 9-12, 2023 in Houston, TX! Here are some ways to get involved:

Share the news with students, colleagues, and connections that would be interested in participating as a poster presenter, technical talk speaker, or sponsor.

Questions? Reach out to us at kenkennedy@rice.edu.
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RSVP: Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Phillippy

April 25, 2023 | 4:00 PM CST | BRC Auditorium at Rice University

Register for the Ken Kennedy Institute Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Adam Phillippy, Senior Investigator at National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Phillippy's lab develops computational methods for the analysis of DNA sequences, including genome sequencing, comparative genomics, forensics, and metagenomics. He has developed foundational methods for mapping and comparing whole genomes and pioneered the use of single-molecule sequencing for the reconstruction of complete genomes. He is a co-founder of the Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium and led the team that finished the last remaining regions of the human genome. For this work, he was named by TIME magazine as one of 2022’s most influential people.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 4:00 PM CST | Reception to Follow
  • Location: BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) Auditorium at Rice University
  • Talk: What’s New in the First Truly Complete Sequence of a Human Genome?

RSVP and view the talk abstract at the link below.


2023 Machine Learning Boot Camp

May 11-12, 2023 | BRC at Rice University

The 2023 Machine Learning Boot Camp is coming up this May!

This two-day boot camp will provide a broad introduction to machine learning for executives and beginners. Our goal is to give a manager or a CEO in a field such as medicine, finance, manufacturing, or energy an introduction to the essential concepts behind ML. Additionally, this boot camp is great for non-practicing beginners looking to learn, as it will integrate lectures describing the basic concepts to state-of-the-art machine learning.
  • Date: Thursday, May 11 - Friday, May 12
  • Location: BRC at Rice University

Registration is now open. Share with faculty, students, staff, and friends that may be interested!
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Texas Regional Robotics Symposium (TEROS)

April 14, 2023 | BRC at Rice University | Houston, TX

The second-edition of Texas Regional Robotics Symposium (TEROS) aims to bring together Texas robotics researchers in a one-day event to share exciting ideas and build new connections in the robotics research community in Texas. The symposium will feature an exciting set of talks from distinguished researchers, poster presentations by students, industry booths, and lab tours. This event is free and in-person only. Tickets are limited, so register early!

Details: April 14, 2023 at Rice University's BRC

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3Kcgr8L
Contact: teros2023@rice.edu

AI Powered Renewable Energy Workshop

April 17-18, 2023 | The Ion | Houston, TX

The AI Houston Institute of Rice University in partnership with Ion is getting together experts from academia and industry working on the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in solving some of the most complex challenges facing the Energy industry as it transitions into alternative sources of energy that are green and sustainable.

The 2023 AI Powered Renewable Energy Workshop at the Ion will be a 2-day workshop covering the latest advances in AI – theory and practice, and their applicability in three broad areas – Wind, Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage (CCUS) and Geothermal.

RSVP by April 15th: https://bit.ly/RiceAIEnergy

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