Kevin Schlaufman Proposes New Upper Limit on the Size of Planets

Kevin Schlaufman

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

BDP Think Tank

The newly developed BDP Think Tank series kicks off Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm in the Sherwood Room on the Homewood campus. Attendees will learn about current research from the Big Data thematic group. Presentations will be given by: Nilanjan Chatterjee, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology Alan Yuille, Bloomberg … Continued

Charles Meneveau elected to National Academy of Engineering

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IDIES Associate Director Charles Meneveau, the Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This prestigious award is reserved for engineers who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education. Read Hub Article

Tamás Budavári Featured in Wired Magazine for Abandoned Housing Project

Wired Magazine featured a story about IDIES affiliate Tamás Budavári’s research solving Baltimore’s vacant housing problem in January, 2018. The article is a follow up on stories in the Atlantic’s CityLab blog and Baltimore Sun about his team’s usage of big data methodologies in astronomy to study the spread of urban decay in Baltimore. According … Continued

The CDC Just Shut Down at a Really, Really Bad Time, writes Steven Salzberg in Forbes Public Health

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This Year’s Flu Is Nasty And Getting Worse. And Now We’ve Shut Down The CDC, writes IDIES Associate Director Steven Salzberg in Forbes Public Health magazine. Steven Salzberg is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. Follow Professor Salzberg on Facebook or Twitter (@stevensalzberg1), or visit his … Continued

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