Discover Big DataThe BRIDGE webinar series is co-hosted by Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and is designed to prepare for the next generation of big data analytics, woven into transdisciplinary and intersectoral  sciences, policy and innovation, and serving as catalyst for solutions at scale to  better address the seemingly intractable problems that lie at the nexus of health and wealth production, distribution and consumption.

A key to accelerate change lies in establishing bridges between sectoral big data, and between data and content. To foster real time learning, the BRIDGE webinar series brings together a new solution-oriented transdisciplinary, translational paradigm for the four Ms of big data sciences used on both sides of the health and economic divide (Machines, Methods, Models and Matter). PDF iconHow To Participate

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Dynamic Health Policy Modeling in the Age of Big Data

Nathaniel Osgood
Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Associate Faculty, Dept of Community Health & Epidemiology at University of Saskatchewan

April 11, 2019

The Virtual Brain

Randy McIntosh
Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute and a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto

March 21, 2019



Agent-Based Models as Proxy Systems to deal with the Crisis of Reproducibility, Translational Research and Precise Control of Disease

Gary An, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

April 19, 2018

Genetic Discoveries for Educational Attainment and Social Class Mobility

Analysis in Five Longitudinal Studies

Dan Belsky
Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine

February 12, 2018

Adaptation to Harsh Environments

Insights from Evolutionary Mathematical Modelling and Empirical Studies

Willem Frankenhuis
Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

February 1, 2018

The Human Behaviour-Change Project

Behaviour Science meets Computer Science

Susan Michie
Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London

January 17, 2018 


BRIDGE Webinar with Matt Guttentag
Social Networks Analysis

Matt Guttentag
Program Director with LINC

December 4, 2017 

BRIDGE webinar Bill Wheaton
Synthetic Populations and Agent-Based Models

William D. Wheaton
Senior Geospatial Scientist at RTI International

October 20, 2017

Success Breeds Success

Weight Loss Dynamics in the Presence of Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

Nathan Yang PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

August 2, 2017 

Digital Knowledge Ecosystem for Agribusiness

Transforming Agriculture

Athula Ginige PhD
Professor of Information, Technology, School of Computing, Western Sydney University

July 19, 2017

Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Population Health

David Buckeridge PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

June 29, 2017

Enterprise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of Work

Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President & Chief Scientist, TCS Research, Tata Consultancy Services

May 17, 2017

Big Data for Sustainable Foods, Nutrition, and Health

Adam Drewnowski PhD
Professor of Epidemiology; Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington, Seattle

April 26, 2017 

Searching Biomedical Information Approaches and Challenges

Jian-Yun Nie PhD
Full Professor, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal

April 25, 2017

Lifestyle and Diabetes Precision Medicine

Paul Franks PhD, MPhil, MS
FTOS Head, Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology Unit; Deputy director, Lund University Diabetes Centre, Malmö, Sweden; Adj. Professor, Harvard, School of Public Health, Boston, MA

March 16, 2017

Scalable Price Targeting

Jean-Pierre Dubé PhD
Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

January 31, 2017

Dual roles of reward and information in value-based decision making

Michael J Frank PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University

January 17, 2017

The Affordable Nutrituous Food for Women Project

A Consumer Centered-Approach to Market Based Solution 

Eva Monterrosa, PhD, RD
Sr. Scientific Manager, Sight and Life
Kalpana Beesabathuni, MS, MBA
Global Lead: Technology & Entrepreneurship, Sight and Life

November 30, 2016

The Calculus of Calories

Quantifying the Dynamics and Feedback Control of Human Body Weight

Kevin Hall PhD
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

December 7, 2016 

Graphical Causal Discovery from Big Biomedical Data

Gregory Cooper, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and of Intelligent Systems; Vice Chairman, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

November 11, 2016

An Introduction to Metaheuristics 

Michel Gendreau
Professor and Chair of Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial  Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal

October 5, 2016

Agent Based Modeling in Public Health Decision Making

Shawn Brown
Director of Public Health Applications, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

July 20, 2016 

BRIDGE webinar
The Brain-to-Society (BtS) Model of Choice

Laurette Dubé
James McGill Chair; Consumer and Lifestyle Psychology and Marketing, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University; Founding Chair and Scientific Director, MCCHE
Lesley Fellows
Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
Doina Precup
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, McGill University

June 9, 2016

Describing Scientific Results for Both People and Computers

The Dissemination of Science in a Connected World

Mark Musen
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research

May 11, 2016 

CBRAIN: A national high-performance computational infrastructure for brain research

Alan Evans
James McGill Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University; Director, McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience; Co-Director, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health

March 31, 2016

Applications of Quantum Theory Outside of Physics

A multi-dimensional Hilbert space model for data fusion

Jerome Busemeyer
Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science, and Statistics, Indiana University Bloomington

March 3, 2016 

Bridges:Connecting Researchers, Data, and HPC

Nicholas A. Nystrom
Director, Strategic Applications, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center; Research Physicist, Dept. of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

February 11, 2016


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