Summary: Rice Hall serves collaborative researchers
throughout the Engineering School and across
Grounds as the nexus of information technology
engineering activity at the University of Virginia.
The building promotes new curricula and
facilitate research areas such as distance learning,
energy conservation, telemedicine, wireless
communications, computer security, information
assurance, virtual reality and distributed multimedia.
Rice Hall serves as a "living lab" where faculty and
students can measure and improve innovative
operating systems. Visitors can monitor the building's energy use through energy dashboards placed in the
building and available through the web.
Faculty use state-of-the-art distributed education technologies as well as research developed in Rice Hall labs
to advance distance learning, including the Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia program, which allows stu-
dents from the Virginia Community College System to earn a four-year engineering degree while remaining
in their communities.
It is home to the Department of Computer Science as well as the computer engineering program.There are
conference rooms and dedicated collaborative spaces on virtually every floor, as well as a variety of rooms for
students to work together on projects.