May 15, 2023 Newsletter

The Ken Kennedy Institute Community Newsletter

May 15, 2023 Newsletter

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

Meet the Ken Kennedy Institute's May Member of the Month: Darin Acosta, Professor of Physics and Astronomy!

Prof. Acosta is an expert on the trigger systems of particle collider experiments that perform a real-time analysis of high-rate collision data before storage to computer disk. He designed and successfully delivered the endcap muon trigger for the electronic trigger system of the CMS experiment at the LHC, and currently leads the overall CMS Trigger project. His most recent research uncovered evidence for the rare Higgs boson decay into dimuons.

How does your work impact the community at large?
"By stimulating curiosity in the physical universe around us, training the next generation of STEM scientists and engineers, and proposing experiments to push the state-of-the-art in magnet design, accelerator technology, detector technologies, and advanced computing. For example, the students and scientists working with me are learning new ways to deploy Machine Learning inference in FPGAs for very low latency, high bandwidth applications (sub-microsecond)."

Learn more about Darin on the link below.

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Tomorrow: Baylor Health Policy Symposium

May 16, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT | Virtual

RSVP for Virtual Health Policy Day, happening tomorrow, May16th from 9-3 CDT on the future of medicine and the power of data. The 2023 Baylor Health Policy Symposium will feature dynamic panel discussions that bring together Baylor College of Medicine experts to discuss Intelligent Medicine (AI), Brain Computing, Medicine in the Metaverse and Psychedelics. The speakers, including Data Scientist at Google and Keynote Speaker, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Ph.D., will also give a behind-the-scenes look at the innovative work they are doing that will shape our future!

Date: May 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
Location: Zoom | RSVP for link

View agenda.

This virtual event is free and open to the public.

RSVP here.

Data Scientist Position at eScience Institute

Remote/Hybrid Role at University of Washington, Seattle Campus

The eScience Institute at University of Washington is looking for a social science researcher to join their team as a Data Scientist to address questions of social significance through the use of data, data-intensive methods, and computation. As a member of their core research team, you will participate in expanding campus-wide opportunities at the intersection of data science and social science through collaborative research, consultation, community building, and educational activities.

Learn more and apply!



The Rice Ken Kennedy Institute is located on the campus of Rice University inside Duncan Hall. Click the map below for directions.

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6100 Main Street, MS-39
Houston, Texas 77005


Phone: 713-348-5823

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