News: Faculty Awards & Honors

CS’s Benjamin Langmead Receives 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award in Life Sciences

March 1, 2016

The Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences is a humanitarian/bioethics award presented annually by this organization to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. Ben Langmead is one of the most influential and highly cited authors of open […]

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Nassir Navab of CS wins “10 Year Lasting Impact Award” at ISMAR

October 2, 2015

Nassir Navab, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has won the “10 Years Lasting Impact Award” at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. He was honored for overall contributions to augmented reality, with a particular focus on medical augmented reality. ISMAR is a leading international academic conference in the field of Augmented Reality […]

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JHU cosmologist and computer scientist Alex Szalay receives IEEE Computer Society honor

October 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins University cosmologist and computer scientist Alexander Szalay has received the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high-performance computers using innovative approaches. Szalay was recognized “for his outstanding contributions to the development of data-intensive computing systems and on the application of such systems in many scientific […]

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Medical robotics pioneer Russell H. Taylor to receive 2015 Honda Prize

September 29, 2015

Russell H. Taylor, a Whiting School of Engineering professor who is widely hailed as the father of medical robotics, has been selected to receive the 2015 Honda Prize. The selection was announced Sept. 28 by the Honda Foundation, which initiated this honor in 1980 as Japan’s first international science and technology award. The Honda Foundation, based […]

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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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Taylor selected to receive IEEE EMBS’s Technical Achievement Award

May 8, 2015

Russell H. Taylor, the John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science and director of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at the Whiting School of Engineering, has won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Engineering in Medicine and Biology Technical Achievement Award for “contributions and leadership in the field of surgical robotics and […]

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Ben Langmead Receives Sloan Fellowship

February 21, 2014

Benjamin Langmead, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been selected as a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Molecular Biology for his work in the analysis of DNA sequencing data. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards 126 two-year fellowships each year to early career researchers in recognition of […]

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