March 8, 2022 Newsletter

March 8, 2022 Newsletter

March 8

Take a look at our March 8, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

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Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice University

Dr. Erin Baumgartner, the associate director at the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) here at Rice University, is trying to identify anyone that does data equity, particularly around visualization.

HERC’s partner, HISD, has a large research and accountability office and are looking for opportunities to learn more about data equity. This is an example of the type of talk that might be helpful to them:

Please contact Erin directly at

Why Venture Capitalists are Investing in 'Software Beyond the Screen'

Sunil Nagaraj | March 9, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:00pm CST | Virtual

Interested in venture capital, technology, and startups? Learn about how entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have capitalized on software.

Software has had an amazing decade, as it has transitioned from desktop computers into the cloud and onto smartphones. In the process, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have smartly capitalized on this trend. The next decade will focus on software making an even more important jump: moving beyond the screen and into the real world around us.

In this talk, Sunil Nagaraj of Ubiquity Ventures will explore how software is beginning to animate, understand and navigate the real world with profound implications. Using examples ranging from hospital robots to rocket engines to dairy cows, he will explain how powerful this shift will be to our daily lives and our global economies. He will touch on how the software engineering toolchain (APIs, scrum, object-oriented programming, over-the-air updates, etc.) has been perfected for computer software and how this powerful software development paradigm is being applied conceptually and tactically to enable smart hardware in the real world. He will also cover several applications of the machine learning branch of software and its ability to connect the dots and navigate our complex physical world.
Register Here

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.

2022 Energy HPC Virtual Workshops

Join us for the 2022 Energy High Performance Computing Post-Conference VIRTUAL workshops (Free).
  • Concepts of Programming HPC and AI for GPU Accelerated Infrastructure
    • Friday, March 11 (9:00 – 12:00 PM CST)
  • Texas Women in HPC Workshop: Energy Community Showcase
    • Friday, March 18 (9:00 – 11:30 AM CST)
  • Portable Heterogeneous Programming with SYCL/oneAPI
    • Friday, March 18 (12:00 – 4:00 PM CST)
  • Emerging Computing Technologies Update
    • Friday, March 25 (9:00 – 12:00 PM CST)

Learn more and register here.

Covid-19 Symposium

Distinguished Speakers | March 11, 2022 | 10:00am - 2:00pm CST | Virtual

Reflecting on 2 years of scientific accomplishments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Two years later, hear from six distinguished speakers about several topics surrounding the challenges and successes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.
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