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 two honorary doctorates from European universities.
Two faculty members in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, Luay Nakhleh and Francisco ‚ÄúPaco‚ÄĚ Vargas, have been named to endowed chairs, effective July 1.
Already a research associate in the Kavraki Robotics Lab, Thomas Herring is no robotics novice. In his native Toronto, he spent four years as a member of his high-school robotics team.
Rice's PlinyCompute will be unveiled June 14 at the 2018 ACM SIGMOD conference. In a peer-reviewed conference paper, the team describes PlinyCompute as "a system purely for developing high-performance, big data codes."
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) has honored five faculty, staff members and students for their service to the George R. Brown School of Engineering and Rice University.¬†¬†
Five faculty members and a postdoctoral research associate in the George R. Brown School of Engineering are the recipients of newly created awards for excellence in teaching, research and advising.
Light-laden drones over the Super Bowl and Olympics were attractive demonstrations of the technology, but Rice University students have higher aspirations for their flying flocks.
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, will share with a colleague the 2018 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation.
Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science at Rice University, with Rich Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice, has won the Amazon Research Award in machine learning for the year 2017.