September 19, 2022 Newsletter

September 19, 2022 Newsletter

September 19, 2022 Newsletter

Take a look at our September 19, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

Meet the September Member of the Month, Dr. Patricia DeLucia, Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Sciences; Professor of Psychological Sciences. Dr. DeLucia joined Rice University in 2018. Her research areas include: perception of collision, motion, depth, and multisensory integration in normal and impaired vision; and human factors in transportation (e.g., manual and automated driving, aviation), health care (minimally-invasive surgery, telehealth, medication administration, patient safety), and military (e.g., UAVs, night vision goggles).

How do you explain your research in one sentence?
I study how people perceive the world through vision, audition, and touch and use what is learned to address applied problems in transportation and health care.

What is your favorite aspect of your research?
The variety of activities. My research involves the integration of basic and applied psychology which includes testing theories and using advances in the understanding of behavior to address real-world problems such as traffic crashes, and loss of mobility due to visual impairment. Research activities include building devices that require computer programming, electronic interfaces, vision and hearing tests, and virtual reality; and working with people from different disciplines and sectors such as faculty in engineering, clinicians in ophthalmology, and practitioners in industry.
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Colloquium Talk

Raymond J. Mooney | September 19 at 4:00 pm Central | Duncan Hall at Rice University

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Tushar Chandra | September 28 at 4:00 pm Central | Duncan Hall at Rice University

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Technology Innovation Lecture Series

Gopi Rangan | Lecture: October 6 at 4:00 pm Central | Office Hours: October 7 | Virtual

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Want to meet with Gopi Rangan?
Virtual office hours will be on Friday, October 7 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central.

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Technology, Culture, and Society Lecture Series

Moshe Y. Vardi | October 12 at 4:00 pm Central | Duncan Hall at Rice University

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AI in Health Conference

Workshop: November 7 | Conference: November 8-9 | BRC at Rice University

The AI in Health Conference is your opportunity to connect with and learn from researchers, engineers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of artificial intelligence in healthcare and public health. Brought to you by the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University, the program will address the current state of artificial intelligence in health and showcase a research-based outlook on the next 10 years.
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Let your students and postdocs know about the opportunity to join in the poster session. Poster submissions are due October 23, 2022.
Submit Your Poster Here

Distinguished Lecture Series

David Abramson | November 10 at 4:00 pm Central | Duncan Hall at Rice University

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NIH launches Bridge2AI program to expand the use of artificial intelligence in biomedical and behavioral research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund has launched the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program to accelerate the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the biomedical and behavioral research communities. The Bridge2AI program will be assembling team members from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to generate tools, resources, and richly detailed data that are responsive to AI approaches. Through extensive collaboration across projects, Bridge2AI researchers will create guidance and standards for the development of ethically sourced, state-of-the-art, AI-ready data sets that have the potential to help solve some of the most pressing challenges in human health. NIH has issued four awards for data generation projects to generate new biomedical and behavioral data sets ready to be used for developing AI technologies, and three awards to create a Bridge Center to integrate activities and knowledge across data generation projects while disseminating products, best-practices, and training materials. To learn more about the Bridge2AI program, visit the Musings from the Mezzanine blog from the National Library of Medicine, watch this video about the Bridge2AI program, and read the NIH press release.

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