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2014 Symposium Speakers
James Taylor, PhD
Ralph S. O'Connor Associate Professor of Biology & Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Biology and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. Formerly Associate Professor of Biology and Mathematics & Computer Science at Emory University.
Paul Ginsparg, PhDKEYNOTE SPEAKER
Professor of Physics and Information Science, Cornell University.Paul Ginsparg is a Professor of Physics and Information Science at Cornell University. He has authored papers in quantum field theory, string theory, and information science. While visiting Aspen in the summer of 1991, he started the e-print archives (now arXiv.org). He was recently named a “White House Champion of Change” for work in open access publication, and a Simons Fellow for work in theoretical physics.
Sarah J. Wheelan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Oncology Bioinformatics, Johns Hopkins University.Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology. Works on DNA sequence/structure/function relationships. Her interdisciplinary group crochets hyperbolic planes for a coral reef installation.
Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.Professor and Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Works on developing innovative models of transitional care and improving the cardiovascular health of underserved populations.
S. Alexander Szalay, PhD
Director IDIES, Professor Astrophysics & Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University.IDIES Director, Alumni Centennial Professor of Astronomy, and Computer Science Department Professor. He is a cosmologist, working on Big Data.
Nitin Daphalapurkar, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.Assistant Research Professor with the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Uses material point method computations to model and control failure in materials.
Charles Meneveau, PhD
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.Louis M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Director of IDIES. His research is on various fundamental and applied aspects of fluid turbulence.
Steven L. Salzberg, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine & Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University.Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, Director of the Center for Computational Biology. He develops new computational methods to analyze DNA.
G. Sayeed Choudhury
Associate Dean for Research Data Management, Johns Hopkins University.Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries and member of the Executive Committee IDIES.
Roger Peng, PhD
Associate Professor Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Co-Editor of the Simply Statistics Blog.
Scott Zeger, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health.Professor of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Works on statistical models of medical and public health problems, and predictive Bayesian network models of disease etiology.
Yanif Ahmad, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University.Assistant Research Professor with the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Uses material point method computations to model and control failure in materials.
Tamer Zaki, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on transitional flows and laminar-turbulence interfaces.
Jaime E. Combariza, PhD
Director Bayview HPRCF, Associate Research Scientist, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University.Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Bayview High Performance Research Computing Facility (HPRCF).
Jeffrey T. Leek, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Associate Professor Biostatistics and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Studies statistical processing of sequencing data and using genomic data to create robust biomarkers.
David J Lipman, MDKEYNOTE SPEAKER
Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).Dr. David Lipman is the Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Lipman was appointed as NCBI’s first Director in 1989 and has overseen its growth into one of the most heavily used resources in the world for the search and retrieval of biomedical information, with over three million users each day. He is one of the developers of the original BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) algorithm for rapidly identifying biological sequences that are similar to a queried sequence. Dr. Lipman is the recipient of numerous awards and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Ben Langmead, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University.Assistant Professor of Computer Science. His group seeks to make high-throughput biological datasets easy for biomedical researchers to use.