Fall ’16 Faculty Data Science Meetup

Registration and Abstract Submission for:

Faculty/Research Staff/Postdoc

Students/All other staff

Registration and Abstract submissions are due by Wednesday, October 5th end of day  Thursday, October 6th end of day.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2-5pm

This event, brought to you by the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, represents a timely opportunity to explore the boundless possibilities for transformative work in data sciences across the university. Rice has recently embarked on a new strategic initiative in data sciences, which is broadly defined to include all things enabled by data, algorithms, tools, and infrastructure required for processing and manipulation of data. This Meetup is an important step in helping connect the many faculty led projects across campus that make up the data sciences community at Rice. The Ken Kennedy Institute is committed to supporting and strengthening that community and, in so doing, profoundly changing both the scholarly field and the world around us.

We hope you will join us and be inspired by the opportunities in front of you – opportunities that extend far past your own field of inquiry.  Explore how your expertise, ideas, and needs in data science can be advanced; leverage the expertise and ideas of colleagues from across the university.

The Fall ’16 Meetup is a repeat of the successful inaugural Fall ’15  and Spring ’16 Data Science Meetups organized by the Ken Kennedy Institute. Please join us for an afternoon of networking and the opportunity to engage with your colleagues to explore data research challenges, opportunities, tools, and infrastructure.

Fall ’16 Meetup Call for Participation

Registration is required to attend the Meetup!

Note 1: Submitting your poster abstract and registering for the Meetup (even if you aren’t submitting a poster abstract) are done using the same form. Please note that while the Meetup is open to the broader Rice community, the target participant is Rice faculty. This point was emphasized in the survey results from the Fall ’15 Meetup, where several respondents emphasized that conversation about research collaboration is a faculty conversation and that a future Meetup should stress the importance of faculty participation.

Note 2: Feedback from the past Meetups suggested that preparing and presenting a poster is not necessarily a socialized/typical form of communication for all disciplines. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about posters and poster session.We are here to help you maximize the value of your participation in the Meetup.


2:00-2:15    Keith Cooper – DS Faculty recruiting & programmatic activities
2:15-2:30    Fred Oswald/Devika Subramanian – DS Educational programs
2:30-2:50   Genevera Allen, TBA
3:00-5:00   Poster session, networking and collaboration

Refreshments will be served.

BioScience Research Collaborative Building (BRC) Event/Exhibit Hall.

Details coming soon!

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