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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.
Official hearing information is available at http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-my-data-healthcaregov-secure
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.”
A 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.
Speaker: Ryan Huang, University of California, San Diego
Time and Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10:45 am
Location: Hackerman Hall, B-17
Towards Understanding and Proactively Dealing with Failures in Modern Systems
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.