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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

Reginald DesRoches

Reginald DesRoches, former dean of engineering, named 8th president of Rice University Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Distinguished civil engineer to replace David Leebron, president of Rice since 2004, effective July 1, 2022


Diagram illustrating the relationship of AI to Machine Learning and other facets of AI

Computer Science vs Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning: What’s the Difference? Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

A master’s degree in computer science develops broad knowledge, including machine learning and AI, to maximize your career potential and versatility.


The Ken Kennedy Institute awards Computational Science & Engineering Fellowship to Xinyu Yao

The Ken Kennedy Institute awards Computational Science & Engineering Fellowship to Xinyu Yao Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021

The Rice computer science doctoral student is one of three award recipients


Kyrillidis urges caution when it comes to quantum computing

Kyrillidis urges caution when it comes to quantum computing Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

Rice computer scientist and collaborators have received NSF grants totaling $930,000 to investigate the development of quantum computing.


Kavraki Lab speeds process of identifying potential pandemic treatments

Kavraki Lab speeds process of identifying potential pandemic treatments Monday, Nov. 1, 2021

Rice web portal helps identify COVID-19 drug candidates


Senior data scientist and engineer leading industry transformation

Is a Master's in Data Science Worth It? Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Interested in pursuing a master's in data science, but not sure if it's worth it? Discover Rice's 4 situations where a master's in data science is worthwhile.


Programmers collaborating to execute Computer Science project plan

Computer Science vs Programming: What’s the Difference? Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Programming is writing code in a computer language. Learn how computer science is far broader than coding, involving more advanced technical concepts & skills.


Engineering and science building signals ‘a new era of research and education’

Engineering and science building signals ‘a new era of research and education’ Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Construction of the new $152 million, 266,000-square-foot building on the engineering quadrangle at Rice is underway.


Dinler Antunes: Explaining Complex Research

Dinler Antunes: Explaining Complex Research Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

"Reaching more people, achieving more collaboration—these are the benefits" of clear communication


Working student catching up on online master's courses while traveling

How to Choose the Best Computer Science Master’s Program for You Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

Your master’s education will affect your career outcomes. Learn how to evaluate the best computer science program for you: online or in person, curriculum, ROI, and more.