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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

Dorry Segev honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Rice CS alum Dorry Segev ('92) honored with Distinguished Alumni Award Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Segev is one of seven alumni being honored for achievements in the engineering profession


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Data Science vs Computer Science: What’s the Difference? Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

While the fields overlap, computer science and data science often appeal to different skill sets and provide distinct career paths. Learn more about the differences between computer science vs data science.


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NSF-backed ‘team of teams’ raises stakes for MCS and MDS students Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Rice, Texas Southern, Prairie View A&M, Jackson State partner to prep future engineers


How to Become a Data Scientist - Education, Qualifications, Career Paths

How to Become a Data Scientist Friday, Sep. 24, 2021

The demand for Data scientists continues to grow. Learn how to become a Data scientist and what education is needed to help realize your goals.


Treangen Lab research shows SARS-CoV-2 getting better at spreading through breath

Treangen Lab research shows SARS-CoV-2 getting better at spreading through breath Thursday, Sep. 23, 2021

Study confirms ventilation and tight-fitting masks remain key


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Rice launches Quantum Initiative Monday, Sep. 20, 2021

Rice is adding top-notch quantum scientists and engineers with complementary expertise to strengthen the university’s quantum information science and technology research community


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Computer Science vs Software Engineering: What’s the Difference? Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

Debating Software Engineering vs. Computer Science? Though related, Software Engineering is a subset of Computer Science, the holistic study of all aspects of computers. Read more now.


Computer Scientist with expertise in Computer Engineering to innovate the Internet of Things

Computer Science vs Computer Engineering: What’s the Difference? Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021

While Computer Science is the holistic study of all aspects of computers, Computer Engineering is one path within Computer Science focused on designing and building computer hardware. Read more now.


What is Data Science?  The Business Advantage of Big Data

What is Data Science? Monday, Sep. 13, 2021

What is Data Science? Learn about one of the fastest-growing career paths of the 21st century.


Meet Rice CS’ New Faculty: Vicente Ordóñez-Román, Associate Professor

Meet Rice CS’ New Faculty: Vicente Ordóñez-Román, Associate Professor Thursday, Sep. 9, 2021

Ordóñez-Román is an expert in computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning