New assistant professors have joined the Department of Computer Science this summer

September 1, 2017

Chien-Ming Huang, PhD, comes to Johns Hopkins from postdoctoral work at Yale University. His research interests include human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction and robotics. Huang earned his BS in computer science from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, a master’s in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Huang also completed a research internship at ATR International’s Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan.

Ryan (Peng) Huang, PhD, joins the department from postdoctoral work at Microsoft Research. Huang earned his BS in computer science and BA in economics from Peking University in China, and a master’s and PhD in computer science from the University of California, San Diego. Huang’s research interests include computer systems, software engineering and programming language; his overarching goal is to enable the building of reliable, efficient and defensible systems in new computing platforms including cloud, mobile and IoT. He has completed internships at Microsoft, Facebook and Teradata Corp.

Xin Jin, PhD, comes to Johns Hopkins from postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in computer networking and distributed systems, with an emphasis on software-defined networking, cloud computing and big data analytics systems. Jin earned his B.S. in computer science and BA in economics from Peking University in China, and a master’s and PhD in computer science from Princeton University. He has completed internships at Rockley Photonics, WeaverMobile and Microsoft Research in Asia and in Redmond, Wash.

“I’m excited to welcome these new faculty,” says Yair Amir, PhD, professor and chair of the department. “Together, they bring solid experience in a good range of computing areas.”

In addition, Mark Dredze, PhD, has been promoted to associate professor. Dredze, who joined Johns Hopkins in 2009, had been an assistant research professor and a senior research scientist with the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. He recently was on leave for one year as a research scientist with Bloomberg LP in New York, where he explored the uses of social media analysis in financial applications and led efforts for academic engagement. His research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, social media and public health informatics. Dredze earned his BS in computer science from Northwestern University, a master’s in modern Jewish history from Yeshiva University, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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