March 22, 2022 Newsletter

March 22, 2022 Newsletter

March 22

Take a look at our March 22, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

2022 Energy HPC Virtual Workshops

Join us for the 2022 Energy High Performance Computing Post-Conference VIRTUAL workshops (Free).
  • Emerging Computing Technologies Update
  • Concepts of Programming HPC and AI for GPU Accelerated Infrastructure
  • Texas Women in HPC Workshop: Energy Community Showcase
  • Portable Heterogeneous Programming with SYCL/oneAPI
    • Recording coming soon.

Office Hours with Sunil Nagaraj

March 23, 2022 | 5:00 - 7:00pm CST | Virtual

Want to meet with Sunil Nagaraj? Virtual office hours will be on Wednesday, March 23 from 5-7 PM CST. Apply here.

Discovering your Homerun, Lessons from a Rice Owl (& Engineer) Turned Silicon Valley VC

Suman Talukdar | April 5, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:00pm CST | Virtual

Conversation with Suman Talukdar on his Silicon Valley career, today’s trends, what he looks for in companies, and how you might find the next big opportunity.
Register Here

Office Hours with Suman Talukdar

April 5, 2022 | 12:00 - 3:30pm CST | Virtual

Want to meet with Suman Talukdar? Virtual office hours will be on Tuesday, April 5 from 12-3:30 PM CST. Apply here.

2022 Machine Learning Boot Camp

May 19-20, 2022 | 8:00am - 5:00pm CST | BRC at Rice University

This two-day boot camp will provide a broad introduction to Machine Learning (ML) 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 Machine Learning. Additionally, this boot camp is great for non-practicing beginners looking to learn. Taught by a team of Rice professors in the computational sciences, the Machine Learning Boot Camp will integrate lectures describing the basic concepts to state-of-the-art Machine Learning.

The boot camp assumes no specific prerequisites and will highlight a broad set of concepts, ranging from classical supervised (e.g., linear regression, logistic regression and decision trees) and unsupervised methods (e.g., clustering algorithms, principal components analysis) to modern machine learning approaches (e.g., different neural network architectures, min-max games and generative models, deep reinforcement learning), with numerous case studies and applications. Throughout its duration, the workshop will provide practical suggestions to executives with DOs and DON’Ts when using Machine Learning in practice.

Prerequisites: A general level of familiarity with mathematics is assumed, including college-level calculus, though those without this background will still find the boot camp a useful introduction to modern ML.

Click here to see the full 2022 curriculum.

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CONNECTIONS Lecture Series

April 5, 2022 | 4:00pm CST | McMurtry Auditorium

Join the Scientia Institute Tuesday, April 5, 2022 for the 5th talk in our 2021-2022 "CONNECTIONS” lecture series with talks led by Dr. Lauren Stadler and Dr. Scott Egan. This event will take place in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium or it can be attended virtually. A reception with refreshments will follow this event. We hope to see you there! Learn more and register here. Attend virtually here.
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