March 15, 2023 Newsletter

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March 15, 2023 Newsletter

Take a look at our March 15, 2023 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

RSVP: Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Phillippy

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

Register for a 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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2023 Energy HPC Conference Recorded Sessions

Ken Kennedy Institute YouTube Channel | @RiceKenKennedyInstitute

You can now watch the recordings of presentations from the 2023 Energy High Performance Computing Conference (February 28 - March 1) and the post-conference workshops (March 2) on the Ken Kennedy Institute YouTube Channel. See what you missed or go back to watch key insights from our invited speakers, technical sessions, and workshop discussions.

You can also read through conference highlights on this HPCwire article, "Rice Energy HPC Conference Expands Horizons of ‘Energy,’ ‘HPC’" by Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the high performance computing industry.
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Scientia Lecture: Wiess School of Natural Sciences

March 21, 2023 | 4:00 PM CST | McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall

The next Scientia lecture is hosted by Thomas Killian, Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences; E. Dell Butcher Professor, Physics and Astronomy.

Date: March 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM CST | Reception to Follow
Location: McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall | Rice University
Talk: “Confronting Environmental Change Through Fundamental Science"

Speakers include:

  • Adrienne Correa, Assistant Professor, BioSciences
  • Raul Hernandez Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Cin-Ty Lee, Harry Carothers Wiess Professor, Geology; Professor, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
  • Mark Torres, Assistant Professor, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Register here:


2023 HCC - AI Conference

March 30-31, 2023 | HCC West Houston Institute (WHI) Auditorium

Register for the 2023 HCC - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference, led by the Computer Science Association (CSA) student club at HCC, with support from the Ft. Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Houston Partnership.

The event gathers representatives from the AI in every industry who will highlight the latest advancements in AI and the many opportunities that the field has to offer. The conversation will also center on how academia and industry can partner to build a local talent pipeline for AI development to energize the Houston region’s economy. There will be panel discussions, presentations, demos, and exhibits featuring AI’s applications in a broad range of industries.

Both virtual and in-person registration is available for both days of the conference.

Register here:

International Conference on Healthcare Informatics

June 26-29, 2023 | Houston, TX

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.

ICHI 2023 General Chairs

  • Hua Xu, Yale University
  • Xia Hu, Rice University

Follow @ichi2023 on Twitter to keep up with conference activities and announcements.

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