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

IDIES to host eScience in Baltimore, October 2016

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, is hosting the eScience conference in Baltimore on October 23-27. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of eScience and its associated technologies, applications, and tools. In short, eScience promotes innovation … Continued

IDIES Associate Director Charles Meneveau Receives Honorary Doctorate

Congratulations to Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and IDIES Associate Director since 2009, who has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Danish Technical University (DTU) for “Outstanding and highly innovative scientific achievements in fluid dynamics, particularly for his work on turbulence and atmospheric physics and its applications to … Continued

IDIES Exhibits at the 13th Annual Johns Hopkins Physics Fair

Please join IDIES at the 13th annual 2016 Johns Hopkins Physics Fair! We will host an exhibit booth at the fair to showcase our exciting data-intensive research. We will show off our 3-D flythrough of the Universe, as well as several hands-on science activities. The fair is Saturday April 16th, 2016 from 11 AM to … Continued

Fast Algorithms for Improved Transcriptome Analysis, a Genomics@JHU Seminar

Please join us at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 5th for Rob Patro’s Genomics@JHU Seminar entitled “Fast algorithms for improved transcriptome analysis.” This event will take place in room E9519, on the 9th floor of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. For full event information, please follow this link. Light refreshments will be served at … Continued

Open Student Positions for Summer 2016

The Institute for Data Intensive Science and Engineering (IDIES, JHU Bloomberg Building) is pioneering a new field called ‘Citizen Social Science’ through the development of an online research tool with strong social-media dimension. Summer projects are available to students seeking experience in a start-up-like environment with planned launch at the end of the summer. Highly … Continued

Genomics Data Explosion will Require Proactive Data Management Strategy

IDIES Affiliate Michael Schatz extrapolates current Genomics data growth rates and asserts that genomicists must create strategies now to avoid becoming inundated with data. Genomics, a science that didn’t exist 15 years ago, is on course to join Astronomy, Twitter, and YouTube as frontrunners of Big Data. In the July 7, 2015 issue of PLOS … Continued