November 29, 2022 Newsletter

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November 29, 2022 Newsletter

Take a look at our November 29, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

Meet the November Member of the Month, Tolga Tezcan, Professor of Operations Management and Director of Business Analytics.

Tolga Tezcan teaches courses on Operations Management, Business Analytics and Data Mining at the Jones Graduate School of Business. His current research explores innovative ways of designing and managing health care delivery systems, and he has collaborated with customer contact centers and hospitals to address issues relating to access.

How do you explain your research in one sentence?
I strive to understand the reasons behind the lack of coordination in health care provision and to provide solutions to improve the current situation.

What is your favorite aspect of your research?
I’d like to think that my research improves, however small, the healthcare provided to people in the US and around the world, especially when they need these services the most.
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2022 AI Health Conference: Recorded Sessions

Watch Now on the Ken Kennedy Institute YouTube Channel

You can now watch the recorded sessions from the 2022 AI in Health Conference and RAD Genomics Workshop on the Ken Kennedy Institute YouTube channel.

The videos cover diverse topics and themes from our invited speaker including genomics, imaging, transparency and interpretation of health, and adaptive health. Technical sessions are also featured on the channel.
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New Seed Grant Program

Rice University Announces New Collaboration with Houston Methodist Academic Institute

Rice University and the Houston Methodist Academic Institute have launched a seed grant program to foster innovative research between their faculty, collaborating researchers and clinician scientists in robotics, imaging, nursing, cardiovascular engineering and psychological and behavioral health.

The seed grant program is facilitated by Rice's Office of Educational and Research Initiatives for Collaborative Health (ENRICH) on behalf of the Ken Kennedy Institute and the Department of Bioengineering.

“This Rice and Houston Methodist synergy will unlock the potential of data to innovate and enable faster and more effective delivery of high quality, safe, effective healthcare.” - Dr. Dirk Sostman, Chief Academic Officer, Houston Methodist.

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Call for Abstracts: Energy HPC Conference

Due by January 20, 2023

You are invited to prepare an extended abstract for presentation at the 16th Annual 2023 Energy High Performance Computing Conference hosted by the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University on February 28 – March 2, 2023.

The Energy HPC Conference is the premier meeting place for the energy industry to engage in conversations about challenges and opportunities in high performance computing, computational science and engineering, machine learning, and data science.

We encourage prospective speakers to submit abstracts that highlight technology, use-cases, and solutions that support data-driven discovery and decision making. Accepted abstracts will be asked to deliver a 20-minute presentation, including Q&A, as part of the conference program.

Abstracts are due January 20, 2023.
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Register for Pumps & Pipes: Ion to Infinity

December 5, 2022 | 8:00 am-3:00 pm Central | The Ion | 4201 Main St.

Register for Pumps & Pipes 2022 to hear from visionaries across medicine, energy, and aerospace who are developing and launching technologies in these fields. The event will highlight innovations in Web3, AI, extended reality, and robotics. The full agenda, speaker lineup, and registration information can be found here.


  • 7:00-8:00 am | Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
  • 8:00am-12:00 pm | Speaker sessions featuring deep dives into Web3, AI, XR, and Robotics
  • 12:00-3:00 pm | Lunch, Exhibit Hall showcase, Satellite Sessions, and Networking

Register for the De Lange Conference XII

December 5-6, 2022 | BRC at Rice University

Rice University is launching a university-wide initiative focused on the intersection of technology, culture, and society. The goal is to make the study of how technology is shaped by society and culture, and how society should respond to the challenges posed by technological change, a major intellectual theme at Rice University.

As part of this initiative, Scientia will hold a conference focused on the exploration of the dynamic interactions between technology, society, and culture.

Register here. You can also learn more about the conference including the schedule and list of speakers by visiting the De Lange Conference XII website.

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