Thomas Haine featured in Washington Post Article on Ocean Circulation Research

Thomas Haine, IDIES Affiliate and Morton K. Blaustein Chair and Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, is featured in a Washington Post Article about the effect of global ocean circulation on climate, specifically the relationship between increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). The AMOC is a major system of … Continued

JHU Researchers Launch “recount,” the Largest Summarized Collection of Human RNA Sequencing Data to Date

Public sequencing data archives are growing by petabases — millions of billions of DNA letters — per year. But for typical researchers, using these data requires huge downloads and laborious re-analysis. Most researchers aren’t equipped for this, so valuable data go unused. The JHU team, led by IDIES affiliate Ben Langmead (Computer Science) and Jeffrey … Continued

SciServer Compute Bringing Analysis Close to the Data

SciServer Compute features Jupyter notebooks running in server-side Docker containers attached to large relational databases and file storage to bring advanced analysis capabilities close to the data. SciServer Compute is a component of SciServer, a big-data infrastructure project developed at Johns Hopkins University that will provide a common environment for computational research. With SciServer, launched … Continued

IDIES supports formation of the JHU Visualization Discussion Group

IDIES is pleased to announce the formation of the JHU Visualization Discussion Group, hosted by Assistant Research Scientist Mubdi Rahman of the Physics and Astronomy department. This will be a group that meets weekly to discuss the visualization of data, ranging from basic principles and overarching theory, to specific examples from within astronomy and from … Continued

Alex Szalay and Steven Salzberg Credited as Most Cited Researchers

Thomson Reuters has released its annual list of leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The 2016 Highly Cited Researchers lists 13 Johns Hopkins University researchers whose publications are among the top one percent in their fields for citations, and for the second year in a row this includes Professors … Continued

Genomics @JHU Kicks off the Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Genomics@JHU will resume on October 17, 2016 with a seminar presented by Zia Khan of the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information, please visit the Genomics@JHU Seminar page.

Interactive Computing and Data Science with the Jupyter Platform, an IDIES Fall Seminar

Please join us at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 7th for Dr. Fernando Pérez’s seminar entitled “Interactive Computing and Data Science with the Jupyter Platform.” This event will take place in the Space Telescope Auditorium, at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD. For full event information, please follow this … Continued

Open Registration for the 2016 IDIES Annual Symposium

If you plan on attending the event, please let us know by filling out our form so we can have a better idea of attendance as well as take care of any dietary needs/special requests. The symposium takes place on October 21st from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. … Continued

IDIES Director Alex Szalay Receives Microsoft Outstanding Collaborator Award

IDIES Director and Bloomberg Professor Alexander Szalay has been recognized with the Outstanding Collaborator Award given by Microsoft. This award has been given to academic collaborators over the past 25 years who have made a significant contribution to computational research in a variety of scientific fields. “In the 25 years since its founding in 1991, … Continued