Rice to co-host technology and jobs summit in D.C

RiceUniv's picture
December 6, 2017


David Ruth


Rice to co-host technology and jobs summit in D.C. Dec. 12

HOUSTON — (Dec. 5, 2017) – Rice University and the Computing Research Association will host the Summit on Technology and Jobs in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12.

Moshe Vardi

The summit will bring together leading technologists, economists and policy experts who will offer their views on where technology is headed and what its impact may be, as well as the policy issues raised by the presentations and discussions. A full agenda of the meeting is available here.

The goal of the summit is to “put the issue of technology and jobs on the national agenda,” said Rice computer scientist Moshe Vardi, who is assisting with coordinating the event and will present the opening address. “Automation and artificial intelligence is here and expanding rapidly. How the United States government, business and the public address the major changes ahead of us are of great importance, and the summit hopes to further the national conversation.

Who: Speakers from academia, industry and centers and institutes. A complete agenda is available on the summit website.

What: Summit on Technology and Jobs.

When: 8:45 a.m.-7 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Where: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, 601 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Summit on Technology and Jobs will be streamed live on the Computing Research Association website.

Vardi, who is director of Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, is a leading national expert on artificial intelligence and is quoted extensively by national news media. He is available for media interviews leading into the summit as well as in Washington during the event.

The event is at capacity. News media must preregister to attend. For more information or to RSVP for the summit, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.


Image for download:


Moshe Vardi image courtesy of Rice University.

Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter .

Follow Moshe Vardi on Twitter @Vardi. 

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.

Copy this html code to your website/blog to embed this press release.