There is a revolution coming in science and engineering, driven by the
massive amounts of data that today's experiments and simulations generate at
exponentially growing rates. This transformation is expected to impact the
very essence of how scientific discovery and engineering research is done in
the near future.
The IDIES mission is to coalesce data-intensive science efforts at Johns
Hopkins into a well-focused center of activity, and to propel various fields
towards new discoveries and breakthroughs. By bringing together scholars from
the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, and
the Sheridan Libraries to form interdisciplinary teams, IDIES aims to facilitate
the development of tools and methods to derive knowledge from data in an
exponentially expanding world.
IDIES will engage in several integrative activities, such as organizing
seminars and research workshops, and working to augment the Hopkins curriculum
to include data intensive and computational science. IDIES will provide
intellectual oversight for the Homewood High Performance Computing Center,
and establish close links to related efforts in the School of Medicine, the
Applied Physics Laboratory and the School of Public Health. At a regional
scale, IDIES will foster close collaborations with the University of Maryland,
|An image computed from Sloan Digital Sky Survey data in the North Galactic Cap.
Galaxies are colored by density. Click for a movie. (credit:
Miguel Aragon-Calvo, JHU Department of Physics and Astronomy)