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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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Johns Hopkins students develop campaign to combat coronavirus-related racism

May 21, 2020

  The marketing campaign, created for the university’s Advertising/Integrated Marketing Communications course, addresses harmful labels students have experienced firsthand   Incidents of hate crimes, assaults, and harassment are increasing, especially against Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which fights antisemitism and discrimination. This uptick, the ADL reports, is […]

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The COVID-19 crisis shows how dangerous misinformation becomes contagious, CS’s Mark Dredze, LA Times

April 29, 2020

In olden times, it was fairly easy to identify the sources of misinformation and cultural ignorance: They were either commercial entities that profited from misleading the public, such as tobacco companies, or conspiracy theorists and other inhabitants of the lunatic fringe. “When it comes to misinformation, I normally tell people not to trust information unless […]

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AI Can Help Hospitals Triage COVID-19 Patients, CS’s Suchi Saria, IEEE Spectrum

April 27, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic brings floods of people to hospital emergency rooms around the world, physicians are struggling to triage patients, trying to determine which ones will need intensive care. Volunteer doctors and nurses with no special pulmonary training must assess the condition of patients’ lungs. In Italy, at the peak of that country’s crisis, doctors faced […]

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