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A Message from the Ken Kennedy Institute Leadership


The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University is pleased to host the 16th annual Energy High Performance Computing Conference in Houston, TX. The Energy HPC Conference is the premier meeting place for key stakeholders to engage in conversations about challenges, opportunities, and new developments to help advance HPC in the energy industry.


The two-day conference features a remarkable lineup of invited speakers, technical talks, birds of a feather sessions, an exhibit hall, networking receptions, and poster presentations. Thursday is an add-on day of three post-conference workshops to dive deeper into niche topics of interest.  


Tuesday's Sponsor Networking Reception will include a specialty wine, cheese, and heavy appetizer selection, with magic and entertainment to complete an evening of connecting with fellow conference attendees and sponsors. Wednesday’s Poster Presentation Reception will showcase exciting research happening in the field by the future leaders in high performance computing. ​ Networking breaks during the conference will also feature specialty coffee, a donut wall, and popsicle bar. ​


We hope that you thoroughly enjoy the conference and use the networking opportunities to initiate collaborations and promote technological innovation that will address computing demands as well as other issues in the energy industry — not just in Houston, but also nationally and internationally.


The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University is committed to supporting cutting-edge research, educating innovators, and connecting across industries by bringing together thought leaders from around the world with expertise in artificial intelligence, data, and computing. We are thrilled to host this conference at the service of our regional and global energy and high performance computing communities.


We are grateful to our sponsors, partners, speakers, and attendees who share our enthusiasm and seek the opportunity to support and engage with the community. Finally, we would like to say a special thank you to the exceptional Keith Gray and the Conference Committee for their many contributions to this year’s conference — this highly anticipated event exists because of your efforts.


On behalf of the Conference Committee, Rice University, and the Ken Kennedy Institute team, we want to thank you for being here.


Lydia E. Kavraki, PhD

Director, The Ken Kennedy Institute


Angela D. Wilkins, PhD

Executive Director, The Ken Kennedy Institute

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