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Computer algorithm could aid in early detection of life-threatening sepsis

August 7, 2015

For a patient with sepsis—which kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast and prostate cancer combined—hours can make the difference between life and death. The quest for early diagnosis of this life-threatening condition now takes a step forward, as Johns Hopkins University researchers report on a more effective way to spot hospital patients […]

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CS Summer Research Expeditions Program Provides Mentorships for Undergraduates

August 6, 2015

The Summer Research Expeditions Program (SRE) 2015 concluded on July 31st. Ten students participated in the program hosted by CS. The students were mentored by Drs. Raman Arora, Alexis Battle, Benjamin Van Durme, Suchi Saria, Scott Smith and David Yarowsky. Lee Tarlin from Swarthmore College won the first place in the final presentations that took […]

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Johns Hopkins to train new cybersecurity experts with help of $2.2M grant

July 20, 2015

At a time when cybersecurity attacks are more frequent and damaging, the National Science Foundation has awarded $2.2 million to the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute to support a graduate-level degree program that teaches students how to recognize and protect against digital threats. The grant will be allocated over five years as part of […]

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A Difficult Ding–Made Easier

July 2, 2015

Learning a neue language can be a difficult Ding, but drei Professoren in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Education’s Center for Technology Education think they may have found a novel Weg to do it. The trick, says machine translation expert Philipp Koehn—who is working with computer scientist Jason Eisner and the […]

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Hager named inaugural Mandell Bellmore Professor

June 23, 2015

Gregory D. Hager, professor and past chair of the Department of Computer Science, has been named the Whiting School’s inaugural Mandell Bellmore Professor. The endowed professorship was created by John Malone, PhD ’69, and is named in honor of Malone’s thesis advisor in the Department of Operations Research. Hager is a leader in the development […]

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