IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter
This month we bring you articles and views from the recent (April 9-11) Bio-IT World Conference and Exhibition in Boston MA, USA. IEEE Life Sciences was present at the Conference in several capacities. In addition to a pictorial view of the Conference, we present three original articles, based on presentations made in Bio-IT technical sessions, addressing various aspects of resource management in the complex IT environment faced by bio/pharma organizations.
By IEEE Life Sciences Staff
IEEE Life Sciences was at the Bio-IT 2013 Conference this year! If you were at the Conference, you may have seen us at Booth 407 in the Exhibit Hall. Or you may have attended Track 4 (Bioinformatics) or Track 11 (Collaborations and Open Access Innovations), where we chaired the Thursday AM sessions. We are happy to have had the opportunity to meet many of you - and to welcome new members to the Life Sciences Community. In case you missed the Conference, we've included some photo shots and impressions for you.
By Ian Lumb
Bright Computing offers a broadly applicable cluster management solution for infrastructure both on the ground and in the cloud, as described in this article. (Incidentally, Bright Computing received a "Best of Show" award at Bio-IT this year.)
By Dan Housman
tranSMART is an open source framework for knowledge management of translational research data including both molecular information such as DNA, RNA, and proteins along with clinical information such as clinical trial outcomes and patient demographics and disease conditions. Workshops for the tranSMART user community took place prior to at during the Bio-IT Conference.
By Phil Heyneker
Bio-pharma companies are increasingly facing challenges in managing online identities (e.g., usernames and passwords) for their employees and clients as mobile and cloud applications proliferate. Okta has been providing identity management solutions to companies in this sector.
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April 2013 Contributors
Nitish V. Thakor is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for neurotechnology, SiNAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. Read more
For about eight years, Ian Lumb had the good fortune to engage with customers and partners at the forefront of HPC plus Grid and Cloud computing. For all but one of those eight years, Ian was employed by Platform Computing Inc...Read more
Dan Housman is a software veteran with a demonstrated track record of providing valuable and innovative decision support systems to large, complex organizations...Read more
Phil Heyneker is Director of Solutions Marketing at Okta, with an extensive background in bringing SaaS solutions to market, and in helping enterprises adopt new technologies and products.Read more