Seed Funding Program Awardees Announced

The JHU Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce its first Seed Funding Program awardees.

The IDIES Seed Funding Program RFP was issued for competitive awards of $25,000. The goal of the Seed Funding initiative is to provide 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 and teams with good prospects for successful proposals to attract external research support by leveraging IDIES intellectual and physical infrastructure.

The following projects have been selected for the first 2014 round of awards:

  • “SIRENIC: Stream Infrastructure for the Real-time Analysis of Intensive Care Unit Sensor Data”

    by Yanif Ahmad, (Dept. of Computer Science), Raimond Winslow (Dept. Biomedical Engineering), and Yair Amir, (Dept. of Computer Science)

  • “Alignment to The Cancer Genome Atlas project raw sequencing reads (8948 samples and counting)”

    by Sarah Wheelan, (Dept. of Oncology) and Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian, (Dept. of Oncology)

  • “The Elusive Onset of Turbulence And The Laminar-Turbulence Interface”

    by Tamer A. Zaki (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) and Gregory Eyink (Applied Math and Statistics)

  • “Highly Scalable Software for Analyzing Large Collections of RNA Sequencing Data”

    by Ben Langmead, PhD (Dept. of Computer Science) and Jeffrey Leek, PhD (Dept. of Biostatistics)

  • “FragData—High-fidelity Data on Dynamic Fragmentation of Brittle Materials”

    by Nitin Daphalapurkar (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering), and Lori Graham-Brady (Dept. of Civil Engineering)

The funds available to support this seed funding offering were made possible in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

View our latest Seed Funding Program RFP and apply today here.