Past Events

The Importance of Broad and Deep Domain Knowledge in Data Intensive Engineering and Science

  • Where: Gilman 50, Homewood Campus, JHU
  • When: November 28, 2018, 16:30
  • Kevin Schlaufman
  • An IDIES Bi-Monthly Seminar

Abstract: Advances in computer hardware, software, and technical instrumentation have revolutionized science and engineering. These advances have made old skills obsolete and elevated new skills to paramount importance. Despite these changes, a broad and deep disciplinary knowledge is still critical for discovery in science and engineering. Using examples from my own experience and research in … Continued

Steven Salzberg keynote at Cold Spring Harbor Event

  • Where: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • When: November 07, 2018 to November 10, 2018, 19:30
  • Steven Salzberg

Steven Salzberg to Give Keynote Address at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s 3rd Biological Data Science Meeting The Biological Science Data meeting begins on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Saturday, November 10. The scope of the meeting will include the infrastructure, software, and algorithms needed to analyze large data sets in biological … Continued

IDIES Annual Symposium 2018

  • Where: 26 Mudd Hall
  • When: October 19, 2018, 08:00

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science will hold our 2018 Annual Symposium at Johns Hopkins University on Friday, October 19, 2018. This event will bring together experts in Big Data from all divisions of Johns Hopkins University, the government and industry to share their discoveries, practical ideas, and insights. The focus is on … Continued

Leveraging Polygenic Architecture of Complex Traits to Inform Biology, Causality and Prediction

  • Where: 305 Olin Hall
  • When: October 10, 2018, 16:30
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHU
  • An IDIES Bi-Monthly Seminar

Abstract: Using results from modern genome-wide association studies (GWAS), we and others have now unequivocally demonstrated that complex traits are extremely polygenic, with each individual trait potentially involving thousands to tens of thousands of genetic variants. While each individual variant may have a small effect on a given trait, in combination, they can explain substantial … Continued

Increasing Openness, Integrity, and Reproducibility of Research

  • Where: Wolfe Street Building, E9519
  • When: September 07, 2018, 12:00
  • Brian Nosek, Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Open Science

Are you working with collaborators in research or practice-based networks? The Center for Open Science (COS; develops entirely free, open-source software and provides free services to researchers and stakeholders in the research process to improve openness and reproducibility of research. COS maintains the Open Science Framework,a free, open scholarly commons. Open Science Framework … Continued

3D Visualization Hackathon

  • Where: IDIES
  • When: June 09, 2018, 09:00
  • IDIES 3D Hackathon

Overview The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Sciences will host a full-day 3D Visualization Hackathon on Saturday June 9, 2018. Like all hackathons, this event will be participant-driven. We left plenty of space on the Registration Form for you to tell us what visualization problems you want to tackle. We’ll tailor the schedule and … Continued

Personalizing treatments using microbiome and clinical data

  • Where: Wednesday, April 25, 12pm, Mudd 100
  • When: April 25, 2018 to April 25, 2018, 12:00
  • Eran Segal

Abstract Accumulating evidence supports a causal role for the human gut microbiome in obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and numerous other conditions. I will present our research on the role of the human microbiome in health and disease, aimed at developing personalized medicine approaches that combine human genetics, microbiome, and nutrition. In one project, … Continued

Genetic Instrumental Variable (GIV) regression: Explaining socioeconomic and health outcomes in non-experimental data

  • Where: Arellano Theater, Levering Hall
  • When: March 28, 2018, 16:00
  • Thomas A. DiPrete, Columbia University
  • An IDIES Bi-Monthly Seminar

Biography: Thomas A. DiPrete is Giddings Professor of Sociology, co-director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), co-director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality at Columbia University, and a faculty member of the Columbia Population Research Center. DiPrete holds a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of … Continued

Data Assimilation and Feedback Control Algorithm for Dissipative Evolution Models Employing Coarse Mesh Observables

  • Where: Shaffer 304
  • When: March 14, 2018, 15:00
  • Edriss Titi

Abstract: One of the main characteristics of infinite-dimensional dissipative evolution equations, such as the Navier-Stokes equations and reaction-diffusion systems, is that their long-time dynamics is determined by finitely many parameters — finite number of determining modes, nodes, volume elements and other determining interpolants. In this talk I will show how to explore this finite-dimensional feature … Continued