Friday, December 7, 2007
Duncan Hall - McMurtry Auditorium
This workshop celebrated the life and accomplishments of Ken Kennedy and
his students. Ken founded Rice University's nationally ranked computerscience
program, the Computer and Information Technology Institute and
has been one of the world's foremost experts in high-performance computing.
With his untimely death, on February 7, 2007, after a long battle with
cancer, Rice lost one of its great intellectual leaders. The workshop was
dedicated to Ken's several dozens graduate students, whom he treasured
throughout his academic career. The program featured talks by several of
Ken's students, spanning the spectrum from senior to junior, and including
one "academic grandchild".