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Computer Science News

Treangen Lab program using common gene to profile microbial communities featured in Nature Methods journal

While data scientists work to extract and analyze data, software engineers develop systems and applications to meet user and business needs. Learn more from Rice.

Cascante-Bonilla and Ordóñez introduce SimVQA at CVPR 2022

Open-source program IDs synthetic, naturally occurring gene sequences

Now accepting applications for the REU Data Science summer research program

Now accepting applications for the REU Data Science summer research program Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

The 10-week undergraduate internship offers unprecedented one-on-one access to faculty as they work together on cutting-edge research


An illustration comparing big data with basic data analytics and visualization

Data Science vs Data Analytics: What Are the Similarities & Differences? Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

The differences between data scientists and data analysts lie in how they work with data, but lead to varying career paths, job titles, and salaries.


How Rice MCS student Taige Zhang is learning something new

How Rice MCS student Taige Zhang is learning something new Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022

Zhang chose Rice to be a part of Houston's diverse community


Rice CS Senior Jasmine Manansala to compete on Jeopardy!

Rice CS Senior Jasmine Manansala to compete on Jeopardy! Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022

The National College Championship will air on February 8


Redistricting project wins Rice Datathon

Redistricting project wins Rice Datathon Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022

Rice CS undergrad teams take home all three top prizes


Anastasios “Tasos” Kyrillidis wins NSF CAREER Award

Anastasios “Tasos” Kyrillidis wins NSF CAREER Award Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022

The five-year grant supports the development of algorithmic foundations and theory that will accelerate problem solving


Two Data scientists collaborating on a machine learning model

12 Key Skills Required to Become a Data Scientist Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022

Both technical and non-technical skills, like programming and curiosity, are required to be a data scientist. Read our 12 essential data science skills now.


Nathan Dautenhahn wins CAREER Award

Nathan Dautenhahn wins CAREER Award Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Five-year NSF grant supports simplified security for complex computer systems


Moshe Vardi to host Kate Crawford's Technology, Culture, and Society Lecture

Moshe Vardi to host Kate Crawford's Technology, Culture, and Society Lecture Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Crawford, professor and leading researcher in the social impacts of AI, will present “Atlas of AI: Mapping the Political Economies of Planetary Computation”


Bingbing Huang (MCS '22): Learn to Articulate Ideas

Bingbing Huang (MCS '22): Learn to Articulate Ideas Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

MCS student, specializing in data science and ML, says collaboration is key to successful projects