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Sep
18
Wed
Cryptography Roundtable Discussion
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Recent news reports stated that the National Security Agency has pursued new methods that have allowed the agency to monitor telephone and online communication, encrypted information that was thought to be virtually immune to eavesdropping. What steps can and should computer scientists take in response to this privacy threat? How will the recent revelations affect the future of cryptography—the field of encoding and decoding electronic communication and transmissions for the purposes of privacy, reliability and efficiency?

To address these questions, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute will host an hour-long roundtable discussion, moderated by Anton Dahbura, interim executive director of the Information Security Institute, and Avi Rubin, the institute’s technical director. Other participants will include Johns Hopkins cyber-security experts Matthew Green, Stephen Checkoway and Giuseppe Ateniese.

The event will be streamed live at https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/jhuisicrypto/, and also will be posted online following the event.

 

NOTE: Seating at this public event will be limited. Members of the media who plan to cover the discussion are asked to RSVP to Phil Sneiderman, prs@jhu.edu.

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.

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.
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