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Automation to make human presence obsolete in future workplaces: expertAutomation to make human presence obsolete in future workplaces: expert
“I’ve started playing this game,” says Dr. Moshe Vardi, on the phone from his office at Rice University in Houston. “I look at the people I interact with on a daily basis and try to guess whether their job will become automated.”  (May 16, 2014)

K2I Announces ERIT Awards
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) at Rice University has awarded almost $173,000 in seed funding to six projects through its 2013/2014 Enriching Rice through Information Technology (ERIT) program.  (May 6, 2014)

Bioengineer Qutub recognized for big-data computer modelingBioengineer Qutub recognized for big-data computer modeling
Rice bioengineer Amina Qutub is one of 30 U.S. and 60 international early career engineers invited to participate in the 2014 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (IAFOE).  (May 5, 2014)

Campus Conversations with the President: Swarm roboticsCampus Conversations with the President: Swarm robotics
Robots for everyone.That's James McLurkin's dream, and as the director of a Rice University robotics lab, he's creating an inexpensive and sophisticated robot called the "R-one" to make the dream a reality.  (April 29, 2014)

Walks with the ancientsWalks with the ancients
Senior Muhammad Shamim worked his way around the 15th-century Swahili residence like he knew it inside and out - because he did. He helped build it.While his teammates described the residence that once existed physically, the Rice University computer science student walked an audience through the virtual grounds displayed on the giant DAVinCI Visualization Wall.  (April 28, 2014)

Tapia wins National Science Board’s Vannevar Bush AwardTapia wins National Science Board’s Vannevar Bush Award
Richard Tapia, University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics at Rice, has earned the National Science Board’s (NSB) 2014 Vannevar Bush Award.  (March 25, 2014)

Big data tackles tiny molecular machinesBig data tackles tiny molecular machines
Open, feed, cut. Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule, the subject of new research at Rice University, that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal.The why is obvious: Without these trash bins, the Escherichia coli bacteria they serve would die. And thanks to Rice, the how is becoming clearer.  - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2014/03/13/big-data-tackles-tiny-molecular-machines-2/#sthash.wMXTZz8l.dpuf  (March 19, 2014)

In HPC for oil and gas, ‘this is the decade of sensing’In HPC for oil and gas, ‘this is the decade of sensing’
"In our field, the last decade was devoted to Big Data. This is the decade of sensing."  So predicts Peter Breunig, general manager of technology management and architecture at Chevron IT, who delivered the opening keynote address at the seventh-annual Rice Oil & Gas High-Performance Computing (HPC) Workshop on March 6th at Rice University.  (March 10, 2014)

The Future Of Online EducationThe Future Of Online Education
What was the one moment or experience that ultimately gave rise to Connexions?   In 1999, I wanted to create a book for the electrical engineering course I was teaching on Signals and Systems.  I was approached by numerous publishers but I had one condition: the book should be made available electronically, for free, to the developing world.  (February 18, 2014)

Researchers tune in to protein pairsResearchers tune in to protein pairs
Rice University scientists have created a way to interpret interactions among pairs of task-oriented proteins that relay signals. The goal is to learn how the proteins avoid crosstalk and whether they can be tuned for better performance.Each cell contains thousands of these two-component signaling proteins, which often act as sensors and trigger the cell to act.  - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2014/01/27/researchers-tune-in-to-protein-pairs-2/#sthash.RtcEkPIf.dpuf  (January 27, 2014)

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