January 12, 2021 Newsletter

January 12, 2021 Newsletter

Take a look at our January 12, 2021, Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

Register Now: February Virtual Networking Member Luncheon

Date: Friday, February 5 at 12:00 PM

We will be holding our first member luncheon of the year on February 5th with Akane Sano on "Digital Health and Wellbeing: Data-Driven and Human-Centered Personalized and Adaptive Assistant." This luncheon will have a new networking format and will be on a different platform called Remo. Register here!

Register Now: 2021 Oil & Gas HPC Conference

NEW DATE: Friday, March 5, 2021

The 14th annual Oil & Gas HPC Conference is going virtual! This year's conference will have an online venue for networking, collaborating, and building partnerships. Registration is free thanks to this year's sponsors! Conference workshops will also be offered for free.
Visit og-hpc.rice.edu for more info.

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

Date: March 10 at 4:00 PM CST

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. He will touch on how the software engineering toolchain has been perfected for computer software and how this software development paradigm is being applied conceptually and tactically. He will also cover applications of the ML branch of software and its ability to connect the dots and navigate our complex physical world.
Register at bit.ly/SunilNagaraj2021

More Events

D2K Industry Insights Seminar: Using deep learning to understand documents

Time: Tuesday, Feb 2nd at 5-6:00 PM
Speaker: Eitan Anzenberg, Chief Data Scientist at bill.com will be discussing "Beyond OCR: Using deep learning to understand documents." Click here for more info.

The Gender Factor: Leadership Standards in Tech

Time: Monday, Feb 8th at 6:30 PM
Join top female industry leaders as they discuss the additional demands and challenges of being a woman in an engineering leadership position. Hear about their challenges to becoming an effective leader, the double standards they have faced, and advice for both men and women on how to break down gender barriers. Click here to register.

Pentagon Internship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

Please pass this opportunity on to your students who may be interested.

  • Who: Undergraduate Students
  • What: 12-Week paid internship with the Pentagon working on Defense Department Sponsored Challenges. Students will work in teams of 3-5 with their Defense Sponsor.
  • Signups end on February 1, 2021 - SIGN UP HERE

Google Summer Computer Science Program

Rice's Computer Science Department has launched a 10-week data science summer program for undergraduates. The Research Experience for Undergraduates offers students unprecedented one-on-one access to faculty mentors as they work together on cutting-edge research. This hands-on experience will give students a significant advantage when pursuing a graduate degree or a future career in data science.

The 10-week program begins May 24th, and selected students will receive a $6000 stipend and housing as appropriate. Interested students can apply for now through March 1 at cs.rice.edu/reu-data-science.

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