Past Events

Mosaics in Big Data: Stratoshere, Apache Flink, and Beyond

  • Where: Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, Room 337
  • When: April 17, 2019, 10:00
  • Volker Markl, Professor, Database Systems and Information management, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

ABSTRACT: The global database research community has greatly impacted the functionality and performance of data storage and processing systems along the dimensions that define “big data”, i.e., volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. Locally, over the past five years, we have also been working on varying fronts. Among our contributions are: (1) establishing a vision for … Continued

NEW DATE: Globus Research Data Management Workshop at Johns Hopkins University

  • Where: Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, Room 462
  • When: April 11, 2019, 09:00

Agenda: Registration: Registration: No charge to attend; Limited to 40 attendees   About the Workshop The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) at Johns Hopkins is pleased to host a full-day workshop exploring the use of Globus as part of versatile, high-speed data management.  Globus ( is a research data management service that … Continued

Milky Way, Machine Learning, Big Data

  • Where: Bloomberg Physics & Astronomy Building, Rm 462
  • When: February 07, 2019, 15:00
  • Yuan-Sen Ting, Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

Abstract: Understanding physical processes responsible for the formation and evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way is a fundamental but unsolved problem in astrophysics. Fortunately, most stars are long-lived. As such, using the stars as “fossil records” (what is known as Galactic archaeology) can offer unparalleled insight into the assembly of galaxies.  In recent years, … Continued

Visualization Hackathon – Winter 2019

  • Where: Bloomberg Center for Physics Astronomy
  • When: January 25, 2019 to January 26, 2019, 08:00

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Sciences will jointly host a Visualization Hackathon with the University of Toronto. The Hackathon will be on Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019 from 9 AM – 5 PM (approx), with sessions and presentations at both Homewood Campus at JHU, and at the University of Toronto. … Continued

Info Session: Big Data and Foundation Relations Proposal Development

  • Where: Hodson Hall 311
  • When: January 24, 2019, 10:00
  • Ann Koch and Marcine Snyder from Foundations Relations

IDIES will host an info session for IDIES members to meet with Ann Koch and Marcine Snyder from Foundations Relations to discuss the big data research funding opportunities with private foundations. The agenda will include: an introduction to Foundation Relations and proposal development services, an overview of grant making strategies of select foundations investing in … Continued

The Importance of Broad and Deep Domain Knowledge in Data Intensive Engineering and Science

  • Where: Gilman 50, Homewood Campus, JHU
  • When: November 28, 2018, 16:30
  • Kevin Schlaufman
  • An IDIES Bi-Monthly Seminar

Abstract: Advances in computer hardware, software, and technical instrumentation have revolutionized science and engineering. These advances have made old skills obsolete and elevated new skills to paramount importance. Despite these changes, a broad and deep disciplinary knowledge is still critical for discovery in science and engineering. Using examples from my own experience and research in … Continued

Steven Salzberg keynote at Cold Spring Harbor Event

  • Where: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • When: November 07, 2018 to November 10, 2018, 19:30
  • Steven Salzberg

Steven Salzberg to Give Keynote Address at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s 3rd Biological Data Science Meeting The Biological Science Data meeting begins on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Saturday, November 10. The scope of the meeting will include the infrastructure, software, and algorithms needed to analyze large data sets in biological … Continued

IDIES Annual Symposium 2018

  • Where: 26 Mudd Hall
  • When: October 19, 2018, 08:00

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science will hold our 2018 Annual Symposium at Johns Hopkins University on Friday, October 19, 2018. This event will bring together experts in Big Data from all divisions of Johns Hopkins University, the government and industry to share their discoveries, practical ideas, and insights. The focus is on … Continued

Leveraging Polygenic Architecture of Complex Traits to Inform Biology, Causality and Prediction

  • Where: 305 Olin Hall
  • When: October 10, 2018, 16:30
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHU
  • An IDIES Bi-Monthly Seminar

Abstract: Using results from modern genome-wide association studies (GWAS), we and others have now unequivocally demonstrated that complex traits are extremely polygenic, with each individual trait potentially involving thousands to tens of thousands of genetic variants. While each individual variant may have a small effect on a given trait, in combination, they can explain substantial … Continued

Increasing Openness, Integrity, and Reproducibility of Research

  • Where: Wolfe Street Building, E9519
  • When: September 07, 2018, 12:00
  • Brian Nosek, Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Open Science

Are you working with collaborators in research or practice-based networks? The Center for Open Science (COS; develops entirely free, open-source software and provides free services to researchers and stakeholders in the research process to improve openness and reproducibility of research. COS maintains the Open Science Framework,a free, open scholarly commons. Open Science Framework … Continued