Genevieve Stein-O’Brien talk at Cold Spring Harbor Event

Talk at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting on Biological Data Science: Genevieve Stein-O’Brien Genevieve Stein-O’Brien, a post doctoral fellow in Elana Fertig’s and Loyal Goff’s labs, present her work on Bayesian decomposition and transfer learning methods this year at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Biological Data Science and at the annual meeting of … Continued

Steven Salzberg keynote at Cold Spring Harbor Event

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

The 2018 IDIES Annual Symposium is Friday, October 19th

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science will hold the 2018 Annual Symposium at the Mudd Hall Auditorium on Friday, October 19, 2018. The symposium brings together experts in Big Data from across Johns Hopkins University, the government and industry to share their discoveries, techniques, ideas, and insights. Our focus is on a multi-disciplinary … Continued

Eleven IDIES Members Receive JHU Discovery Awards in 2018

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Johns Hopkins University recently announced recipients of the JHU Discovery Awards. The 2018 Awards were awarded to 30 faculty teams across eight Johns Hopkins divisions. Discovery Awards provide grants to cross-divisional teams, whose work is poised to make new discoveries or creative works. Recipients were chosen from nearly 200 proposals. Over one hundred Johns Hopkins … Continued

Alex Szalay to build petabyte-scale geographically-distributed Open Storage Network

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IDIES Director Alex Szalay will lead the two-year, $1.8 million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create what may become the world’s largest scientific data storage network. NSF’s investment in Open Storage Network (OSN) builds on $1 million in seed money from Schmidt Futures. Open Storage Network systems will be placed … Continued

Congratulations to Jaafar El-Awady on winning a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

Earlier this week Johns Hopkins University announced 32 Faculty member recipients of Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards, including IDIES affiliate Professor El-Awady of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Jaafar El-Awady is one of 32 recipients of the $75K award selected for 2018. Awardees are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments, creativity and originality, and … Continued

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