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. Read more about us >
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Data science is rapidly evolving as an essential interdisciplinary field, where advances often result from combinations of ideas from several disciplines. This annual conference, is for professionals and practitioners working in machine learning, deep learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, or big data problems broadly. Recognizing that discovery and innovation happens at interfaces of disciplines and communities, the conference aims to bring together a diverse set of people from multiple communities spanning academia and industry. For more information visit the website at dsconference.rice.edu
Watch the video now to hear Dr. Maurice Herlihy, An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, talk about the trending interest in blockchain-based distributed ledger systems such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many others. Herlihy provides insight on both theory and practices from the point of view of classical distributed computing, along with reckless speculation about promising future research directions for our community.