June 21, 2023 Newsletter

The Ken Kennedy Institute Community Newsletter

June 21, 2023 Newsletter

Take a look at our June 21, 2023 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

Meet the Ken Kennedy Institute's June Member of the Month: Stephen Bradshaw, Professor and Associate Department Chair of Physics and Astronomy!

How does your work impact the community at large?
"I focus on astrophysical plasmas, primarily the upper atmosphere of the Sun. This region is the major progenitor of solar storms and what we ultimately experience as space weather here at the Earth. Our space-based technology, on which our society is utterly reliant, can be vulnerable to what the Sun has to throw at us. Building a greater understanding of the physical processes that occur in the Sun’s atmosphere will allow us to better understand the Sun-Earth interaction, forecast space weather events, and develop effective strategies for mitigating their consequences."

What kind of collaborations are you looking for at Rice and within the community?
"I am always looking to employ state-of-the-art methods to tackle my research problems, particularly with respect to numerical modeling, and so I like to work with the applied mathematicians of (what used to be) the CAAM department, now CMOR. I think we cross-pollinate well because they apply their tools and solvers to the frontier problems that scientists are grappling with."

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Congratulations to our Seed Funding Recipients!

Seed Funding Awarded for Social Sciences and Digital Humanities Projects

The Ken Kennedy Institute awarded $5,000 in seed funding to two social sciences projects and one digital humanities project. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Brielle Bryan, Sociology: "Locked Out of Place: How Felony Conviction History Shapes Residential Opportunity and Racial Segregation"

  • Jim Elliot and Jaleh Jalili, Sociology: “Dynamics of Protest in Black Lives Matter Movement.”

  • César Uribe, Electrical and Computer Engineering: "The Next Generation Archive: Towards Systematic Qualitative Analysis of Social Media Enhancing the Humanities"

See all active seed funding recipients here:
Seed Funding

New Corporate Partner Program

K2I Launches Program to Connect Rice Graduate Students and Faculty to Industry

The Ken Kennedy Institute's new Corporate Partner Program is an opportunity for organizations to partner with top-tier research at Rice University. Through the program, corporations can develop research collaborations, sponsor graduate students, recruit top talent, and become a strategic arm in pushing artificial intelligence, data, and computing further.

The program consists of two levels: Partners and Premium Corporate Partners. Details about each level and how to get involved can be found through the "Learn More" button below.

If your company is ready to get started, or if you have companies in mind that would be interested, please contact us at kenkennedy@rice.edu.

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Register for IEEE ICHI 2023

June 26-29, 2023 | BRC at Rice University

IEEE ICHI 2023 is a premier community forum concerned with the application of computer science, information science, data science, and informatics principles, as well as information technology, and communication science and technology to address problems and support research in healthcare, medicine, life science, public health, and everyday wellness.

The conference highlights the most novel technical contributions to stakeholder-centered technology innovation for benefiting human health and the related social and ethical implications. ICHI 2023 will feature keynotes, a multi-track technical program including papers, posters, panels, workshops, tutorials, an industrial track, and a doctoral consortium.

Dates: June 26-29, 2023
Location: BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) at Rice University
Agenda: View the conference program
Full Details: View the conference website

Registration is required. View registration details and secure your spot here.

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