The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing, data science and information technology. Our goal is to provide broad support for a strong community of research experimentation that challenges traditional disciplinary limits. We see our most important role as being a catalyst for research collaboration across the conventional boundaries of school, department, center and laboratory. We work to encourage partnerships with industry, government and other universities to help solve real-world problems.
From our roots in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, we have grown to encompass faculty from all the schools at Rice spanning engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, architecture and music. The Ken Kennedy Institute is currently the virtual home of over 160 faculty members and senior researchers from across Rice University. Institute members receive most of their funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to these funding sources, we work closely with members to develop funding opportunities and partnerships with industry and private foundations.
We are continually seeking out new opportunities for collaboration and research. Contact us to learn more!