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Angela Wilkins

Rice Universtiy
Executive Director, The Ken Kennedy Institute
Angela Wilkins is the Executive Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute, responsible for the development and implementation of the Institute’s programs in the computational sciences. After earning a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Lehigh University, she shifted her focus to computational biology and spent nine years at Baylor College of Medicine as a researcher and instructor. She later served as director of clinical research at the nonprofit Center for Science & Law, and in 2017 founded Mercury Data Science, solving data science problems for early-stage companies. Wilkins holds four patents, has been involved in several federally funded projects, and has been published extensively.