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Nov
19
Tue
JHUISI’s Rubin Speaks to Congressional Subcommittee about healthcare.gov Security
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am

Avi Rubin, Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of JHUISI, will participate in a hearing on the security of healthcare.gov before the U.S. Congress House Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The session will be broadcast on  C-SPAN and JHUISI is inviting everyone interested to watch the session in Croft Hall 227.

Avi Rubin of JHUISI

Avi Rubin, technical director of JHUISI

Official hearing information is available at http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-my-data-healthcaregov-secure

Apr
8
Wed
E2SHI’s Annual Symposium: Innovations in Managing Climate Risk
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E²SHI) invites you to an interactive session led by Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre on climate change and disaster response, and to explore how to bridge science, policy and practice. The title of the presentation is “Innovations in Managing Climate Risk: Reimagining humanitarian and development work.”

Pablo SuarezA light lunch will be served starting at 11:45 am, and Michael Klag, Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give opening remarks.

The symposium is free and open to all Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students, as well as community members.

RSVP by April 5 to attend.

Details here.

Feb
23
Tue
Computer Science seminar: “Toward Understanding and Proactively Dealing with Failures in Modern Systems”
Feb 23 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Speaker: Ryan Huang, University of California, San Diego

Time and Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10:45 am

Location: Hackerman Hall, B-17

Title:
Towards Understanding and Proactively Dealing with Failures in Modern Systems

Abstract:
Many of the services we use everyday now run in data centers or mobile devices. However, building systems in these modern platforms to provide reliable services is difficult. This is evidenced by the fact that despite the large amount of work put into system quality assurance, all modern systems continue to experience million-dollar outages and frustrating anomalies like battery drain.

In this talk, Huang will describe my research efforts to better understand and proactively tackle the reliability challenges in modern systems. First, he will discuss work that looks into failures in cloud services. Instead of focusing on conventional root-cause analysis, this work takes a unique angle to examine the fault-tolerance mechanisms in cloud, and analyze why they did not prevent the service failures. He will summarize several challenges (opportunities) for reducing these failures in the future. One such challenge is system configuration: existing fault-tolerance techniques often cannot tolerate (or worse are nullified by) configuration errors, and misconfiguration becomes a major source of cloud outages. He will then present work that enables cloud practitioners to proactively prevent configuration error by using a systematic validation framework. The framework consists of a declarative language for developer/operator to express configuration specification, a service that continuously checks if configuration obeys its specification, and a tool that automatically infers basic specification. He will also touch on the challenge of app misbehavior in mobile ecosystem and proactive prevention at runtime by making mobile OS defensive.

Bio:
Peng (Ryan) Huang is a Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego advised by Professor Yuanyuan Zhou. His research interests intersect systems, software engineering and programming languages. He is particularly interested in understanding rising problems in real-world systems and reflecting that understanding in new techniques to improve system dependability. His work has been applied in industry including Microsoft and Teradata, and deployed to many real users. He is currently a part-time contractor with Facebook doing research on configuration management. Peng received his MS from UC San Diego in 2013, and his BS in computer science and BA in economics from Peking University in 2010.

Nov
3
Thu
BME Special Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
BME Special Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam @ Mason Hall Auditorium, Homewood campus

The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts Shankar Subramaniam, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California-San Diego, for a special seminar. Subramaniam will present “Engineering: the sine qua non for Systems and Precision Medicine.” The seminar begins on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Auditorium.

  • The human body functions as an integrated whole, incorporating biochemical, physiological and environmental interactions. Multi-modal and multi-scale measurements on humans and their integrative analysis offers the scope for obtaining a systems level view of physiological and pathophysiological function and provide most appropriate targets for therapeutic interventions. Such a paradigm has become the harbinger of systems medicine. A recent NIH report co-authored by this speaker states that, “systems medicine and pharmacology involve the application of systems biology approaches, combining large-scale experimental studies with model-based computational analysis, to study drug activities, targets and effects. The discipline is often defined with reference to engineering principles as the quantitative analysis of the dynamic interactions between drugs and a biological system that aims to understand the behavior of the system as a whole, as opposed to the behavior of its individual constituents”. My laboratory works on several aspects of systems medicine in human physiology and pathophysiology. Our past work has spanned, the muscle, the liver, the vascular system, the immune system and recently the brain. In this talk I will only highlight systems medicine through our work on human brain development and pathologies. This involves development of new sequencing technologies, integrative omics modeling strategies, regenerative engineering and epigenetic insights.
  • Subramaniam is the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair Professor of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California San Diego. He is a distinguished professor of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Nano Engineering at the University of California San Diego. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Senior Member of IEEE.  He has fostered training and research in systems biology and bioinformatics at the national level, serving on the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee on Bioinformatics and played a key role in the formulation of the NIH Director’s Roadmap which places a major emphasis on the use of quantitative approaches of engineering to biomedical research in health and disease. Subramaniam’s innovative work has major impact on research and development in academia and industry.
Apr
15
Sun
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition
Apr 15 all-day
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition @ Johns Hopkins University

The 2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition is open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Student teams will compete in three competition tracks: Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems; Global Health/Humanitarian Design; and Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design.

Important Dates
  • February 19: Deadline to submit proposals
  • March 19: Announcement of selected applicants
  • April 15: Semi-finals and Finals at JHU

Visit the CBID website for more information on eligibility requirements. To register a team, complete this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/bCm8K1mrOAVI6QFt1.

This event is sponsored by Boston Scientific and hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

Feb
27
Wed
2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture – “From Hopkins BME to Columbia Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey”
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture - "From Hopkins BME to Columbia Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey" @ The Eisenhower Room (The Johns Hopkins Club)

Beth Schrope, MD, PhD, will deliver the 2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Schrope, who is an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian, will detail an unlikely journey from Hopkins BME to Ivy League surgeon, with the purpose of demonstrating goal-directed living with the allowance for a more opportunistic approach to life and career.

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