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

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