BME’s René Vidal named new director of the Johns Hopkins Mathematical Institute for Data Science

October 4, 2017

Rene Vidal

René Vidal, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Vision Dynamics and Learning Lab, has been named director of the new Johns Hopkins Mathematical Institute for Data Science. The institute will launch at a symposium on Friday, Nov. 3.

MINDS researchers will focus on developing the fundamental mathematical, statistical, and computational principles underlying the analysis and interpretation of massive amounts of complex high-dimensional data. In addition, institute researchers will help develop unified curricula for new undergraduate and graduate programs in the Theoretical Foundations of Data Science. The institute also will foster interactions among data scientists through seminars, an annual symposium, and summer workshops.

Inaugural faculty members have appointments in the departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

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