July 21, 2021 Spotlight

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Ken Kennedy AI and Data Science Conference Schedule
October 25-27, 2021

Data science is rapidly evolving as an essential interdisciplinary field, where advances often result from combinations of ideas from several disciplines. This annual conference is for professionals and practitioners working in machine learning, deep learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, or big data problems broadly. Recognizing that discovery and innovation happens at interfaces of disciplines and communities, the conference aims to bring together a diverse set of people from multiple communities spanning academia and industry.

Attended by 400 leaders and experts in person, the conference will strike a balance between applied and fundamental data science, and academia and industry. This combination of research and application discussion will create a venue for networking, collaboration, and partnership building. The conference will take place in-person at the Bioscience Research Collaborative Building (BRC) on Rice University's campus.

The 2021 AI and Data Science Conference is scheduled to take place October 25-27. Wednesday, October 27 will be an add-on day that will include hands-on tutorial sessions and additional technical talks. More details provided soon.

View the Conference Program

Invited Speakers

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Call for Participation

Interested in being a speaker at the 5th Annual Ken Kennedy AI and Data Science Conference? The Ken Kennedy Institute invites you to submit an abstract in consideration for giving a talk in the technical program during the conference on October 25-27, 2021.

Accepted abstracts will be asked to deliver a 15-minute presentation, including Q&A, as part of the conference program. Presentations will be live-streamed to those who are unable to attend in person.

This year we are asking authors to categorize abstracts into one of four different tracks:
  1. AI for Good
  2. Algorithms, Foundations, Visualizations, and Engineering Applications
  3. Business Impact/Industry
  4. Healthcare
Abstract submissions are due on August 20, 2021.

In addition to regular conference abstracts, we also encourage students and postdocs to submit abstracts for the Poster Session to present research that is relevant to the industry.
Submit an Abstract

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities at the Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels are available now. The 2021 Ken Kennedy AI and Data Science Conference will be held in the BioScience Research Collaborative at Rice University. The venue features a large networking and exhibit area for our sponsors. For more info, view the Sponsorship Prospectus.
Become a Sponsor
A huge thank you to this year's current sponsors:


Health and Safety

The Ken Kennedy AI and Data Science Conference is committed to the health and well-being of our conference attendees, exhibitors, and staff. Please visit our Health and Safety page for current information.


Important Dates

Aug 20, 2021 Abstracts Due
Sep 7, 2021 Registration Opens
Sep 15, 2021 Abstract Notification
Oct 8, 2021 Posters Due
Oct 15, 2021 Poster Recordings Due
Oct 25-27, 2021 Conference

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