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2017 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference - Now Accepting Abstract Submissions2017 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference - Now Accepting Abstract Submissions
2017 marks the 10th anniversary for the Oil and Gas High Performance Computing (HPC) Conference, hosted annually at Rice University. The conference is the premier meeting place for the industry to engage in conversations about challenges and opportunities in high performance computing, information technology, computational science and engineering, and data science. Attended by 500+ leaders from the oil and gas industry, academia, national labs, and IT industry, this is a unique opportunity to engage key stakeholders.  (September 19, 2016)

Now accepting Graduate Fellowship Applications!
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) is currently accepting applications/nominations for the graduate fellowships for the academic year 2016/17. To be eligible, the candidate must be a master or doctoral level student in good standing. See additional requirements for each of the different fellowships. (All fellowships are subject to availability).  (September 19, 2016)

Rice expert warns Congress about election cyberthreatsRice expert warns Congress about election cyberthreats
Rice University computer scientist Dan Wallach today warned that the American election systems face "credible cyberthreats" and urged the need for a contingency plan during a testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in Washington, D.C.  (September 16, 2016)

People of ACM - Richard TapiaPeople of ACM - Richard Tapia
What made you decide to pursue a career in mathematics in the 1960s? Were there certain challenges you faced in pursuing your career as a young Latino at that time?I went into mathematics simply because I was very good in math. I went to a not very good high school and there I was the best math student. This gave me a sense of pride, confidence, and a reasonable amount of self-esteem. I learned to love math, probably because I was good at it. So I was a big fish in a small pond, but it served me well, and motivated me when the math challenges became more challenging later on in life.  (September 7, 2016)

Rice research featured during White House announcement of new wireless initiative Rice research featured during White House announcement of new wireless initiative
A video showing how Rice University researchers have improved and expanded wireless technology was featured during the July 15 White House announcement of a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation.  (July 21, 2016)

Rice wins interdisciplinary ‘big data’ grant Rice wins interdisciplinary ‘big data’ grant
Rice University has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to bring together computer science and statistics for the greater benefit of data science.The grant will fund a new research training group at Rice. The goal is to develop scientists with a combined education in statistics and computer science to work on problems that can be addressed only through interdisciplinary approaches.  (July 18, 2016)

11 schools selected for national OpenStax partnership program11 schools selected for national OpenStax partnership program
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax selected 11 universities and colleges to be members of its national Open Educational Resource Institutional Partnership Program starting in the 2016-17 academic school year. The program could potentially save students at partner schools a combined $4.2 million through further adoption of open educational resources, such as OpenStax textbooks.  (July 11, 2016)

Lush Venus? Searing Earth? It could have happenedLush Venus? Searing Earth? It could have happened
If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth.The idea isn't so far-fetched, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists and their colleagues who published their thoughts on life-sustaining planets, the planets' histories and the possibility of finding more in Astrobiology this month.  (July 11, 2016)

Crowd-sourced competition to create 'big data' diagnostic toolsCrowd-sourced competition to create 'big data' diagnostic tools
Big data has a bright future in personalized medicine, as demonstrated by an international competition centered at Rice University that suggested ways forward for treatment of patients with leukemia.  (July 5, 2016)

First two IDEA grants awarded First two IDEA grants awarded
Research proposals to study cross-cultural collaboration in design teams and to develop mobile technology for prevention and management of chronic disease have received Rice’s first two InterDisciplinary Excellence Awards (IDEA). The IDEA Fund, announced earlier this year on the Creative Ventures website launched by Provost Marie Lynn Miranda, supports development of new research or academic partnerships that extend across two or more schools to engage faculty in new and creative scholarship.  (June 14, 2016)

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