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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.  Read More »
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.  Read More »

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  Read More »

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.  Read More »

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  Read More »

Rice among first to offer Specializations program on Coursera
Rice University's popular online course in interactive programming in Python is being expanded into a three-course series that will give students a chance to pursue a deeper introduction to computer science.

The three-part Fundamentals of Computing series is one of the new Specializations programs announced Jan. 21 by Coursera, the California-based online education platform that Rice became a partner of in 2012.

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Tezduyar receives computational mechanics awardTezduyar receives computational mechanics award
Tayfun E. Tezduyar, the James F. Barbour Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, has received the Computational Mechanics Award from the Japan Association for Computational Mechanics (JACM), the first time the honor has gone to a researcher from outside Japan.

The annual awards banquet of the JACM was held Dec. 13 during the 5th Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics in Singapore. Tezduyar could not attend but Kenji Takizawa, an associate professor in the department of modern mechanical engineering at Waseda University in Tokyo and an adjunct associate professor in mechanical engineering at Rice, accepted the award on his behalf.  Read More »

Forbes chooses 3 from Rice for ’30 Under 30′Forbes chooses 3 from Rice for ’30 Under 30′
The New Year is fresh, but Rice University already has reason to celebrate this week after three of its rising young stars were chosen for Forbes magazine's coveted 30 Under 30 in Science and Health Care.  Read More »

K2I Distinguished Lecture: Quantifying Your Superorganism Body Using Big Data Supercomputing, Larry Smarr, PhDK2I Distinguished Lecture: Quantifying Your Superorganism Body Using Big Data Supercomputing", Larry Smarr, PhD
Larry Smarr, Ph.D., began his scientific career as an astrophysicist, studying billions of stars in far-off galaxies. More recently, he's been studying much larger numbers of units closer to home -- his own body.  Read More »

K2I Awards a Record Number of FellowshipsK2I Awards Record Number of Fellowships
With the aid of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I), 15 graduate students at Rice University have been awarded fellowships for their research and educational achievements in computational science and engineering, and high-performance computing.  Read More »

Featured Faculty Profile – Michael KohnK2I Featured Faculty Profile: Michael Kohn
As a boy, Michael Kohn wrote to a museum curator in Stuttgart, Germany, with a request: "Could you send me everything you know about mice?" 

Kohn laughs when recounting his simple request.  Now a professor in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University, Kohn has spent years studying the genomes of the same organisms that interested him as a child - rodents.  Though he still doesn't know "everything" about mice, his research could eventually help doctors develop better drug therapies for humans.  Read More »

K2I Featured Faculty Profile: Tayfun TezduyarK2I Featured Faculty Profile: Tayfun Tezduyar
Breathing spacecraft parachutes, flapping locust wings and pulsating cerebral aneurysms seem to have little in common, but Professor Tayfun Tezduyar analyzes these problems with homegrown computer modeling technology that is common to all three.  Read More »

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