Tamas Budavari uses Big Data Astronomy Research Methods to fight Urban Decay

IDIES affiliate and JHU mathematician Tamas Budavari was recently featured in the Atlantic’s CityLab blog detailing his research to help predict housing abandonment in the city of Baltimore. From Citylab, “Budavari and Phil Garboden, a doctoral student in sociology and applied math, are working on a statistical tool to predict abandonment. They’re combining publicly available … Continued

Call for Participation: São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Smart Cities

Calling all graduate students and postdocs: don’t miss a chance to attend the Advanced School on Smart Cities in one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world: São Paulo, Brazil! The school/conference will take place between June 24th and August 4th at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics Building at the University of São Paulo. … Continued

New Online Course on Preparing Data Management Plans by JHU Data Management Services

A message from Johns Hopkins Data Management Services: “JHU Data Management Services provides guidance, education and training on best practices in data management and offers research data archiving and sharing services. In the past, all of our training sessions have only been offered as in-person trainings (see schedule). While we will continue to provide these … Continued

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 support 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