Moshe Y. Vardi, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University, has received the 2017 ACM Presidential Award.
The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists at Rice University and their colleagues have discovered it may be possible to selectively open gaps in those barriers just enough to let large molecules through -- and then close them again.
Maria Oden, director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) at Rice University and a pioneer in healthcare technologies for the developing world, has been named to the recently created position of full teaching professor in bioengineering, effective July 1.
Rice University computer scientists have adapted a widely used technique for rapid data lookup to slash the amount of computation -- and thus energy and time -- required for deep learning, a computationally intense form of machine learning.
Edward Knightly, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rice University, has been named the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1.