Congratulations to Brice Menard on winning the Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award

On February 13, IDIES member Brice Menard was awarded the President’s Frontier Award in recognition of his exceptional ability to develop new and potentially far-reaching approaches to big data sets. Brice uses information that is widely available to researchers, but his imagination and ingenuity lead to striking results, such as new ways to measure distances … Continued

Alex Szalay to give Talk at 233rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting

Alexander Szalay, Director of IDIES, will give a talk titled, “The Era of Surveys and the Fifth Paradigm of Science”, at the 233rd AAS meeting. Abstract: Starting with the SDSS and the Hubble Deep Field, astronomy has entered the Era of Surveys. Today we have covered a large fraction of the sky in multiple wavelengths. … Continued

IDIES Seed Funding Initiative Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce its 2019 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 and teams … Continued

IDIES to co-host Visualization Hackathon with University of Toronto

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Sciences will jointly host a Visualization Hackathon with the University of Toronto. The Hackathon will be on Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019 from 9 AM – 5 PM (approx), with sessions and presentations at both Homewood Campus at JHU, and at the University of Toronto. … Continued

Genevieve Stein-O’Brien talk at Cold Spring Harbor Event

Talk at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting on Biological Data Science: Genevieve Stein-O’Brien Genevieve Stein-O’Brien, a post doctoral fellow in Elana Fertig’s and Loyal Goff’s labs, present her work on Bayesian decomposition and transfer learning methods this year at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Biological Data Science and at the annual meeting of … Continued

Steven Salzberg keynote at Cold Spring Harbor Event

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

The 2018 IDIES Annual Symposium is Friday, October 19th

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science will hold the 2018 Annual Symposium at the Mudd Hall Auditorium on Friday, October 19, 2018. The symposium brings together experts in Big Data from across Johns Hopkins University, the government and industry to share their discoveries, techniques, ideas, and insights. Our focus is on a multi-disciplinary … Continued

Eleven IDIES Members Receive JHU Discovery Awards in 2018

Discovery Awards 2018 Connectome Graphic

Johns Hopkins University recently announced recipients of the JHU Discovery Awards. The 2018 Awards were awarded to 30 faculty teams across eight Johns Hopkins divisions. Discovery Awards provide grants to cross-divisional teams, whose work is poised to make new discoveries or creative works. Recipients were chosen from nearly 200 proposals. Over one hundred Johns Hopkins … Continued

Alex Szalay to build petabyte-scale geographically-distributed Open Storage Network

Photo of Alex Szalay

IDIES Director Alex Szalay will lead the two-year, $1.8 million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create what may become the world’s largest scientific data storage network. NSF’s investment in Open Storage Network (OSN) builds on $1 million in seed money from Schmidt Futures. Open Storage Network systems will be placed … Continued

Congratulations to Jaafar El-Awady on winning a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

Earlier this week Johns Hopkins University announced 32 Faculty member recipients of Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards, including IDIES affiliate Professor El-Awady of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Jaafar El-Awady is one of 32 recipients of the $75K award selected for 2018. Awardees are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments, creativity and originality, and … Continued