Rice University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations.
Luay K. Nakhleh, professor of computer science (CS) and of biosciences at Rice University, became the new chair of the Department of Computer Science on Jan. 1, 2017.
Lydia E. Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering at Rice University, has received a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Exascale computers are needed to solve complex problems related to the DOE‚Äôs research priorities, which include enhancing renewable energy resources, developing advanced materials and designing experimental facilities. The goal for exascale systems is to perform 1 billion billion calculations in a second.