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

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