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Minimal device maximizes macula imagingMinimal device maximizes macula imaging
A smart and simple method developed at Rice University to image a patient's eye could help monitor eye health and spot signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, especially in developing nations.

The patient-operated, portable device invented at Rice is called mobileVision. It can be paired with a smartphone to give clinicians finely detailed images of the macula, the spot in the center of the eye where vision is sharpest, without artificially dilating the pupil. Those images are then sent by cellphone to ophthalmologists who can make their diagnoses from afar.  Read More »
2015 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Workshop(1)“Everything starts with the image. We simply can’t deliver what we do without high-performance computing.”
In two sentences, Eric Green, vice president for advanced seismic imaging at BP, distilled a message often reiterated at the eighth-annual Rice Oil & Gas High-Performance Computing (HPC) Workshop at Rice University. Hosted March 4-5 by the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I), the event drew 540 leaders from the oil and gas industry, the high-performance computing and information technology industries and academics.

"We are now an established annual event. People in these two industries - in oil and gas, and in IT - put us on their calendars. You can see this by the record turnout this year," said Jan E. Odegard, executive director of K2I and associate vice president in the Office of Information Technology at Rice.  Read More »

Office of Information Technology to launch March 1Office of Information Technology to launch March 1
Rice University's IT professionals got their first look Friday at the organizational structure and plans for the Office of Information Technology, a new university entity that will become effective March 1.

Headed by Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Klara Jelinkova, the new office brings together the university's academic and administrative IT units. In an hourlong presentation for the combined staffs of the two merging units, Information Technology and Administrative Systems, Jelinkova described the new organizational structure for IT and its strategic goals and plans.  Read More »

EATCS Fellows class of 2015 namedEATCS Fellows class of 2015 named
The EATCS has recognized five of its members for their outstanding contributions to theoretical computer science by naming them as recipients of an EATCS fellowship.  Read More »

Winding borders may enhance grapheneWinding borders may enhance graphene
HOUSTON - (Feb. 2, 2015) - Far from being a defect, a winding thread of odd rings at the border of two sheets of graphene has qualities that may prove valuable to manufacturers, according to Rice University scientists.

Graphene, the atom-thick form of carbon, rarely appears as a perfect lattice of chicken wire-like six-atom rings. When grown via chemical vapor deposition, it usually consists of "domains," or separately grown sheets that bloom outward from hot catalysts until they meet up.  Read More »

Dueñas-Osorio paper named best by EERI
A paper written by Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University, has been named the Outstanding Earthquake Spectra Paper of 2013 by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).  

Dueñas-Osorio's "Calibration and Validation of a Seismic Damage Propagation
Model for Interdependent Infrastructure Systems" was published in the August 2013 issue of Earthquake Spectra, the EERI's quarterly journal. His co-author was Jason Wu, a doctoral student at Stanford University who graduated from Rice in 2012 with a B.S. in civil engineering.   Read More »

K2I to manage one of the three largest graduate programs(1)K2I to manage one of the three largest graduate programs
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) is excited to announce that it just awarded $147,500 in fellowship funding to Rice University graduate students.  Read More »

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March
March 31, 2015
K2I Distinguished Lecture Series: "Keeping Other Countries Honest: Using Signal Interception to Collect Foreign Intelligence" (698/699)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Duncan Hall McMurtry Auditorium
April
April 10, 2015
K2I Member Luncheon
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Duncan Hall 3092
April 14, 2015
K2I Distinguished Lecture Series: "End of Moore's Law or A Computer Architect's Midlife Crisis?"
4:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duncan Hall McMurtry Auditorium
May
May 1, 2015
K2I Member Luncheon
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Duncan Hall 3092
June
June 1, 2015 - June 4, 2015
HPC Summer Institute
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duncan Hall TBA
June 15, 2015 - June 18, 2015
Data Science Summer Institute
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duncan Hall TBA
 
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