Quest Diagnostics & Hopkins Health System Labs Adopt VLDL Algorithm

The Very Large Database of Lipids (VLDL) project of IDIES Members Seth Martin and Steven Jones has reached a new milestone with the national adoption by Quest Diagnostics of VLDL’s new algorithm to determine LDL cholesterol. The Johns Hopkins Health System Laboratories has also adopted the new cholesterol algorithm. The VLDL is a project of … Continued

Three IDIES Affiliates win Schmidt Sciences Nascent Innovation Grants

Congratulations to Professors Brice Ménard, Sean Sun, and Joshua Vogelstein on each winning $250K grants from Schmidt Sciences! The Schmidt Grants support innovative data science and technology projects. Professor Ménard is an astrophysicist, Professor Sun is a mechanical engineer; Professor Vogelstein is a biomedical engineer. Read Hub Article

Steven Salzberg elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Congratulations to IDIES Associate Director Steven Salzberg on his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins 213 America scientists, scholars, writers, artists, and leaders newly elected for 2018. Steven Salzberg is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, and the Director of the Center for Computational … Continued

Seed Funding Program Awardees Announced for 2018

The JHU Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce the Spring, 2018 Seed Funding Program Awardees. Congratulations to Using epidemiological and simulation data to inform the testing of autonomous vehicles Johnathon Ehsani, Tak Igusa, Hadi Kharrazi   Characterizing key factors influencing blood pressure variation and its relation to clinical outcomes … Continued

Kevin Schlaufman Proposes New Upper Limit on the Size of Planets

Kevin Schlaufman

IDIES affiliate Kevin Schlaufman’s research on the upper size limit of planets was featured in The Hub following the publication of Evidence of an Upper Bound on the Masses of Planets and Its Implications for Giant Planet Formation in the January 2018 issue of the Astrophysical Journal. Kevin Schlaufman is an Assistant Professor in the … Continued

NSF Sponsored Workshop to Focus on Data Lifecyle Training for Grad Students and Postdocs

For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing. Fortunately, there is help in navigating this new research landscape. The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping … Continued

BDP Think Tank

The newly developed BDP Think Tank series kicks off Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm in the Sherwood Room on the Homewood campus. Attendees will learn about current research from the Big Data thematic group. Presentations will be given by: Nilanjan Chatterjee, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology Alan Yuille, Bloomberg … Continued

Charles Meneveau elected to National Academy of Engineering

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IDIES Associate Director Charles Meneveau, the Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This prestigious award is reserved for engineers who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education. Read Hub Article

Tamás Budavári Featured in Wired Magazine for Abandoned Housing Project

Wired Magazine featured a story about IDIES affiliate Tamás Budavári’s research solving Baltimore’s vacant housing problem in January, 2018. The article is a follow up on stories in the Atlantic’s CityLab blog and Baltimore Sun about his team’s usage of big data methodologies in astronomy to study the spread of urban decay in Baltimore. According … Continued