Genomics @JHU Kicks off the Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Genomics@JHU will resume on October 17, 2016 with a seminar presented by Zia Khan of the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information, please visit the Genomics@JHU Seminar page.

Interactive Computing and Data Science with the Jupyter Platform, an IDIES Fall Seminar

Please join us at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 7th for Dr. Fernando Pérez’s seminar entitled “Interactive Computing and Data Science with the Jupyter Platform.” This event will take place in the Space Telescope Auditorium, at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD. For full event information, please follow this … Continued

Open Registration for the 2016 IDIES Annual Symposium

If you plan on attending the event, please let us know by filling out our form so we can have a better idea of attendance as well as take care of any dietary needs/special requests. The symposium takes place on October 21st from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. … Continued

IDIES Director Alex Szalay Receives Microsoft Outstanding Collaborator Award

IDIES Director and Bloomberg Professor Alexander Szalay has been recognized with the Outstanding Collaborator Award given by Microsoft. This award has been given to academic collaborators over the past 25 years who have made a significant contribution to computational research in a variety of scientific fields. “In the 25 years since its founding in 1991, … Continued

Call for Presentations: IDIES Symposium 2016

The IDIES Annual Symposium “Big Data in Healthcare” Friday, October 21st, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sheldon Hall Auditorium on the East Baltimore Campus Important Dates: Short Talk Abstract Submission deadline: July 15th 2016 Short Talk Acceptance Notification: July 29th 2016 Poster Abstract Submission deadline: September 21st 2016 … Continued

Sarah Wheelan Wins Funding For Cancer Research

IDIES affiliate Sarah Wheelan and co-principal investigator Carol Greider received $100,000 from the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute for their project “Distinct mechanism of telomere maintenance: toward individualized treatment.” Dr. Wheelan is an associate professor at the Oncology Center-Cancer Biology in the School of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. She has received two grants … Continued

Michael Schatz named 21st Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Michael Schatz has been honored with the prestigious endowed Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship. He shares this honor with two other IDIES affiliates: Director Alex Szalay and Associate Director Steven Salzberg. The professorships were established with a landmark gift by alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg, the goal of which is to bring together a group of 50 extraordinary … Continued

IDIES Affiliate Ben Langmead Leverages IDIES Seed Fund Money to win NIH Grant

Ben Langmead Picture

IDIES would like to congratulate Ben Langmead for his recent award, funded by the National Institute of Health. IDIES seed funding enabled Ben’s team to develop Rail-RNA, a software tool that enables scientists, including those with limited computational resources and expertise, to execute a uniform, splicing-aware, annotation-agnostic analysis of many RNA sequencing datasets. This software … Continued

SciServer Goes Live Bringing Major Updates

Screenshot of the SciServer Login Portal

We are pleased to announce SciServer’s first release, SciServer Altair. This release includes upgrades to SkyServer and CasJobs, plus new features, including SciDrive and the Login Portal. With SciServer Altair, SkyServer and CasJobs  receive major upgrades. The upgraded tools use modern web technologies and offer flexible ways to access data from the Sloan Digital Sky … Continued

SciServer Workshop Introduces Compute Notebooks to Johns Hopkins

On Wednesday, April 27th 2016, SciServer showed off their Compute notebooks in their first workshop to a group of Johns Hopkins researchers. After a day of testing, feedback, and support, attendees agreed it was a success. At the workshop, researchers explored the functionality of Compute’s Jupyter Notebooks which bring the analysis close to the data. … Continued