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

Seed Funding Program Awardees Announced for 2018

The JHU Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce the Spring, 2018 Seed Funding Program Awardees. Congratulations to Using epidemiological and simulation data to inform the testing of autonomous vehicles Johnathon Ehsani, Tak Igusa, Hadi Kharrazi   Characterizing key factors influencing blood pressure variation and its relation to clinical outcomes … Continued

Kevin Schlaufman Proposes New Upper Limit on the Size of Planets

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IDIES affiliate Kevin Schlaufman’s research on the upper size limit of planets was featured in The Hub following the publication of Evidence of an Upper Bound on the Masses of Planets and Its Implications for Giant Planet Formation in the January 2018 issue of the Astrophysical Journal. Kevin Schlaufman is an Assistant Professor in the … Continued

NSF Sponsored Workshop to Focus on Data Lifecyle Training for Grad Students and Postdocs

For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing. Fortunately, there is help in navigating this new research landscape. The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping … Continued