IDIES Member Hongkai Ji and Team Publish Paper in Nature Communications Journal

IDIES member and Associate Professor Hongkai Ji of the Department of Biostatistics recently published a paper in Nature Communications. Professor Hongkai Ji’s research was funded in part by the IDIES Seed Funding Program. The research group includes members of the Johns Hopkins Departments of Biostatistics and Neurology. The paper “introduces a method to predict biological … Continued

MARCC Praised for Boosting Research at Johns Hopkins

Recently multiple JHU researchers described how invaluable the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center is to advance their research. Biomedical Engineer Natalia Trayanova, who utilizes MARCC to build computer models of hearts and pursue treatments for heart disease, describes MARCC as “absolutely essential. This is capital letter, bold and underlined. … MARCC to us is like … Continued

IDIES Seed Fund Initiative Announced for 2018

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce its 2018 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 … Continued

Updated Funding Opportunities For the New Year

  2018 is coming up which means brand new funding opportunities are opening to be awarded for your research! The National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health offer many different grants on a yearly basis, and our website has an updated list of all of these which we know many of you are interested … Continued

Mark Robbins Elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Please join us in congratulating IDIES Associate Director Mark Robbins, who has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “in recognition of his contribution to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.” Professor Robbins, who specializes in the physics of condensed matter—solids and liquids are … Continued

Steven L. Salzberg, Alexander Szalay Credited as Most Cited Researchers

Clarivate Analytics has released its 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list, and it includes 15 Johns Hopkins University researchers, including IDIES Associate Director Steven L. Salzberg, and IDIES Director Alexander Szalay. To be placed on this list means that your work is cited in the top one percentile in research papers for your field. The entire … Continued

Recount2 Paper Released in Nature Biotechnology Journal

The Recount2 project, the largest summarized collection of human RNA sequencing data to date, recently had their paper published in Nature Biotechnology, which you can read at this link. To learn more about Recount2, view our short story published last month. The Recount2 resource itself is available here, and information about accessing recount via SciServer can be found … Continued

Steven Salzberg named to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s 2017 College of Fellows

Steven Salzberg, IDIES Associate Director and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nominated for “outstanding contributions to computational genomics, including pioneering methods for gene finding, whole-genome assembly, and analysis of next-generation sequencing data” last week in Washington D.C. by the the American Institute for … Continued