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CS’s Steven Salzberg named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

January 19, 2021

Steven Salzberg, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. This honor recognizes those who have made transformative contributions to and are advancing technology in areas ranging from artificial intelligence and bioinformatics to cloud computing and software engineering. ACM Fellowship recognizes […]

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Computer Science majors win 2020 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

January 5, 2021

Five Computer Science majors out of the 51 winners received the 2020-2021 Provost’s Undergraduate Research (PURA) Award. Provost Joseph Cooper (1991-1995) established the PURA program in 1993 with a generous endowment by the Hodson Trust. The program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Each awardee receives […]

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iGenomics: Free Genome Analysis For The iPhone, CS’s Mike Schatz, Bio-ITWorld.com

December 17, 2020

A team of researchers including Michael Schatz (published in GigaScience) presents what they call the first comprehensive mobile genome analysis application, with capabilities to align reads, call variants, and visualize the results entirely on an iOS device. What started as a high school student’s internship project is now freely available in the App Store. To […]

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Computer Science faculty win 2020 Discovery Awards

December 16, 2020

In 2020, 41 Discovery Awards were given to interdisciplinary faculty teams across eleven units of Johns Hopkins. From utilizing machine learning to optimize stroke critical care to tackling CO2 emissions to addressing food insecurity, these Discovery Awards are solving complex problems and expanding the horizons of knowledge. Altogether, the winning project teams—chosen from 274 proposals—include 136 individuals […]

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