January 24, 2023 Newsletter

The Ken Kennedy Institute Community Newsletter

January 24, 2023 Newsletter

Take a look at our January 24, 2023 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

Meet the Ken Kennedy Institute's January Member of the Month: Vladimir "Vova" Braverman, Victor E. Cameron Professor of Computer Science.

Vova’s research interests include efficient sublinear algorithms (such as sketches and coresets) and their applications to data science, machine and deep learning, systems and networks, physics and astronomy, computational genomics, oncology and radiology. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER award, Google Faculty Award and Cisco Faculty Award.

How does your work impact the community at large?
"I believe that, in the post-Moore law era, algorithms can bring tangible and verifiable improvements to computational medicine. For example, in our ongoing collaboration with UT Health we use efficient data structures, called coresets, to significantly improve landmark classification in radiological images."

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AI in Industry Seminar: Parastou Eslami

February 6, 2023 | 1:00 PM CST | Duncan Hall 1070

Join us for the first talk of our new AI in Industry Seminar Series with Parastou Eslami, Director of Innovation and Strategy, Clinical Partnership at Philips; Consultant Project Scientist at NASA, Human Research Program.

In this seminar, Parastou will discuss where machine learning can be applied in different domains of healthcare and how academic, national lab and industry organizations use this tool to provide meaningful insight to managing different domains of healthcare. She will cover a range of topics from challenges associated with machine learning applications in diagnostic imaging in identifying cardiovascular diseases - to where omics data coupled with machine learning can be utilized in precision medicine to identify pathways specific to space radiation affecting astronauts’ health.
  • Date: Monday, February 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM CST
  • Location: Duncan Hall 1070 at Rice University
  • Talk: Machine Learning in Healthcare - from Diagnostics in Hospitals to Disease Pathways in Space Flights!

Click the link below to learn more and register for the seminar.
Register Today

Call for Posters: 2023 Energy HPC Conference

Submissions due February 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Students and postdocs interested in participating in the 2023 Energy HPC Conference can submit a poster for display at our Wednesday, March 1 Poster Networking Reception. The reception is scheduled to take place 3:50 – 5:30 PM at Rice University's BRC in Houston, TX.

This is a great opportunity for students to build their resume, show off their work, and network with our conference attendees from across the energy industry, IT industry, academia, and national laboratories.

Submissions are due February 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST.
Submit a Poster

Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition

Application deadline: January 27, 2023

Share this opportunity with students!

Join the UTSA School of Data Science for an info session on Friday, Jan. 20th at 2 p.m. CST for the Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition, designed for student entrepreneurs with business ventures who use data science to solve unmet problems. The competition will be held on April 20-21, 2023 in San Antonio. Apply for the opportunity to win up to $75,000 in cash prizes!

Applications close Friday, January 27th. There will be three pre-event information and support sessions.

Visit their website for more information.

UW Data Science for Social Good Program

Summer 2023 | Applications & Proposals due mid-February

Pass along to anyone who may be interested!

The University of Washington Data Science for Social Good program at the eScience Institute is now accepting student fellowship applications, and proposals from prospective project leads, for the 2023 summer session. The UW DSSG brings together teams of students, data scientists, and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. Student applications are due Feb. 13th, and project proposals are due Feb. 17th.

Detailed information is provided on the UW DSSG website.

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