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Peng “Ryan” Huang receives NSF CAREER Award

July 29, 2020

Peng “Ryan” Huang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Ryan is known for his work on the reliability of next-generation operating and distributed systems. His five-year CAREER award will support […]

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Hopkins computer scientist and astrophysicist wins international science prize

July 21, 2020

Alexander Szalay, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Physics and Astronomy, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize. Established in 2009, the prize—named for the famed Armenian astronomer regarded as the founder of theoretical astrophysics in the former Soviet Union—is awarded every two years to outstanding scientists from […]

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With a little help from AI, The Hub

July 20, 2020

  The U.S. economy has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic, with stock values crashing this year during the period between late February and late March, when states began issuing stay-at-home orders. One intrepid digital company saw its stock surge, however—Zoom Video Communications, Inc., which has more than doubled its individual stock price while the […]

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High-Tech Lost and Found, The Hub

July 14, 2020

  Sometimes people stop Steve Klinkner ’86 on the street or in the store and thank him for helping them find their keys or phone that morning. As the vice president of engineering for Tile, Klinkner gets a sense of just how widespread the company’s Bluetooth tracking devices have become when he wears one of […]

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S. Rao Kosaraju retires from the Department of Computer Science

July 9, 2020

Professor Rao Kosaraju has retired from JHU after 50 years of service with the department and has been appointed Edward J. Schaefer Professor Emeritus. In 1969, Kosaraju earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. During that same year, he became a faculty member at Johns Hopkins. In 1987 he was appointed Edward J. Schaefer […]

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Computer Scientist Katarina Mayer awarded 2020 Gerald M. Masson Fellowship

July 9, 2020

For Katarina Mayer (BS ‘20), this year has been a whirlwind of academic achievements. In May, Mayer earned her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering with a second major in Computer Science. The Toronto native’s research interests include cloud computing and networking. In 2021, Mayer will earn her Master’s in Computer Science. To learn more about Mayer […]

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