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Computer Scientist Ama Koranteng says playing strategic video games developed her problem-solving skills

February 25, 2021

“The STEM field has always emphasized analytical thinking, I find myself constantly asking ‘why’ and continually trying new things,” said Ama Koranteng, first year computer science PhD student. The strategy-based gamer said playing games was like solving puzzles. To learn more about Koranteng, check out this brief Q&A. Where are you from? My parents are […]

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Computer Science launches Diversity and Inclusion Committee

February 11, 2021

In fall 2020, The Department of Computer Science launched its first Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee embodies two principles. It is representative; members were  drawn from all constituencies, including undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty. It also has independent authority to execute its policy and oversight mission. To learn about the committee and its […]

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Richard Xu’s research examines the joint influence of the genome, epigenome, and the environment on human health

February 10, 2021

Maternal smoking has consistently been linked to low baby birthweight. Using a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), Richard Xu, a computer science and molecular and cellular biology double major, is trying to find out how the fetus’s genome and epigenome interact to affect birthweight when pregnant women smoke. “Given that the genome and epigenome are […]

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Hopkins ventilator robot wins top prize at UK Robotics Week Challenge

February 8, 2021

A robotic system created by a team from Johns Hopkins University won the top prize in an international robotics challenge focused on developing solutions for the COVID-19 health crisis and future global pandemics. “Telerobotics for Remote Control of Medical Equipment in Contagious Environments” won the Best Innovation Award at the inaugural Medical Robotics for Contagious Diseases […]

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Computer scientists Jeremy Brown and Joanne Selinski share their experiences on remote teaching and learning, JHU Engineering Magazine

February 2, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly forced all teaching and learning to go virtual in mid-March, faculty members have gotten a crash course in what works—and what doesn’t—in remote teaching and learning. Jeremy Brown, for instance, learned the importance of making sure your microphone is turned on while recording a lecture via Zoom— something he neglected […]

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CS hires budget specialist Breiona Ghee!

February 1, 2021

Breiona Ghee is the newest staff member to join the Department of Computer Science (CS). As a budget specialist, she works with the financial and administrative teams to provide financial and payroll support to: CS, JHU’s Information Security Institute, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and the Institute for Assured Autonomy. Prior to joining […]

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Engineering course teaches students to harness power of AI for good, CS’s Mathias Unberath, The Hub

January 25, 2021

Artificial intelligence is used to solve tough problems such as triaging COVID-19 patients in hospitals or helping law enforcement identify participants in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But AI also has enabled the proliferation of “deepfakes,” manipulated videos and other media created by AI algorithms that are often used to spread disinformation […]

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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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