IDIES and Convergence Institute – Elizabeth Jaffee and Alex Szalay speak to CBS about their research collaboration in Cancer and Big Data

On November 26, CBS aired an interview with IDIES member, Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, and Director, Dr. Alex Szalay that discussed their research collaboration on pancreatic cancer and patients who had a dramatic response to chemotherapy, “extraordinary responders”. In the interview, Dr. Jaffee explains that her research of pancreatic cancer and “extraordinary responders” brought her to … Continued

IDIES 2020 Funding Opportunities Now Open!

For a seventh year, IDIES will offer it’s Seed Funding Initiative. IDIES Seed funding offers faculty and researchers a one year, $25,000 pilot award for data-intensive computing projects. IDIES typically awards four projects, and starting in 2018 the School of Medicine (SOM) has generously offered to sponsor an additional two awards. We’d like to thank … Continued

Charles Meneveau reports wind energy industry’s future requires an interdisciplinary approach

IDIES Associate Director, Charles Meneveau, was a member of an international 29-person team that recently published a paper in Science outlining three scientific “grand” challenges to be addressed to harness wind power’s full potential: A need for improved understanding of atmospheric and wind power plant flow physics The complicated aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and offshore wind … Continued

Rajat Mittal and Jung-Hee Seo Explain the Aerodynamics and Acoustics of the Mosquito Mating Ritual Through Computer Modeling

Using funding from his Human Frontier Science Program Research Grant, IDIES member Dr. Rajat Mittal, along with Dr. Jung-Hee Seo, have developed a computational model of the sound generated from the flapping of mosquito wings. In a research paper, published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, they explain, “The analysis shows that the high wing aspect-ratio, high … Continued

Congratulations to Rajat Mittal on receiving a Human Frontier Science Program Research Grant!

IDIES member, Rajat Mittal received a Human Frontier Science Program Research Grant for his work studying the communicative properties of mosquito movements. Founded by a collective of scientists from around the world, the selective Human Frontier Science Program awards grants to international teams in an effort to “combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions … Continued

Seed Funding Program Awardees Announced for 2019

The JHU Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce the Spring, 2019 Seed Funding Program Awardees. Congratulations to Predicting Morphogenesis: Understanding the Role of Cell-to-Cell Variation in Collective Gradient Sensing Brian Camley, Andrew Ewald The History of Meter and the History of English Grammar Chris Cannon, Sayeed Choudhury, Mark Patton … Continued

Congratulations to Brice Menard on winning the Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award

On February 13, IDIES member Brice Menard was awarded the President’s Frontier Award in recognition of his exceptional ability to develop new and potentially far-reaching approaches to big data sets. Brice uses information that is widely available to researchers, but his imagination and ingenuity lead to striking results, such as new ways to measure distances … Continued

Alex Szalay to give Talk at 233rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting

Alexander Szalay, Director of IDIES, will give a talk titled, “The Era of Surveys and the Fifth Paradigm of Science”, at the 233rd AAS meeting. Abstract: Starting with the SDSS and the Hubble Deep Field, astronomy has entered the Era of Surveys. Today we have covered a large fraction of the sky in multiple wavelengths. … Continued

IDIES Seed Funding Initiative Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce its 2019 IDIES Seed Funding Program (SFP) offering. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for data-intensive computing projects that (a) will involve areas relevant to IDIES and JHU institutional research priorities; (b) are multidisciplinary; and (c) build ideas and teams … Continued