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New CS Lecturer offers Unique Programming Course for Hopkins Engineers

October 15, 2018

This fall, the Whiting School of Engineering is offering a new kind of course for undergraduates interested in learning fundamental programming concepts and techniques in real-time. Flipping the model of the traditional classroom, the new course, Gateway Computing, requires students to listen to online recorded lectures in advance of class. In-class time is used exclusively […]

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CS’ Tushar Jois Awarded Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship

September 13, 2018

In September 2018, Tushar Jois, a PhD student in the Johns Hopkins Computer Science Department, was awarded a $1,500 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship. The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is to recognize academic excellence in the Computing and Information Disciplines, according to the organization’s website. Each year, the Executive Council of UPE evaluates a […]

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Hackathon Offers New Civic Track for Improving City Life

September 5, 2018

Entrants to HopHacks, Johns Hopkins University’s biannual hackathon, will face a new civic-focused challenge at the upcoming event, set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14 to 16, on the school’s Homewood campus. The Civic Hack—sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Baltimore City IT Department (BCIT)—will challenge entrants to use “Lutèce,” […]

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Meet CS’ Interim Chair Randal Burns

August 30, 2018

On July 1, 2018, Randal Burns, professor of Computer Science, became the interim chair of the Department. Check out the Q&A to learn about Randal, his latest research, his department goals and more. 1. What brought you to Johns Hopkins? I completed my PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz; while also working happily […]

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New Faculty Join CS Department

August 27, 2018

How can a self-driving car learn to avoid mistakes? How can researchers spot errors in a malware detection system before they cause problems? These are some of the questions new assistant professor Yinzhi Cao explores in his research. Cao comes to Johns Hopkins from Lehigh University, where he served as an assistant professor for the […]

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