Department News

‘Mixed Reality’ for Better Surgery

June 3, 2019

When neurosurgeons cut into the brain, they must be very, very precise: A single slip could mean disaster. Ehsan Azimi is working on a new augmented reality platform that could greatly improve brain surgeons’ ability to navigate and visualize important landmarks during the procedure. Azimi, a PhD candidate in computer science at the Whiting School and a […]

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Look What’s Missing!

June 3, 2019

For the past 17 years, most scientists around the globe  have been using the nucleic acid sequence (or genome, an assembly of DNA information) drawn primarily from a single individual as a kind of “baseline” reference and human species representation for comparing genetic variety among groups of people. Known as the GRCh38 reference genome, it […]

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Pain-Free Course Registration

June 3, 2019

  Semester.ly ranks among the most impressive student-driven successes at Johns Hopkins in recent decades. Co-founded by computer science student Noah Presler ’17 in October 2015, the innovative course scheduling platform has taken root at Johns Hopkins and at other universities in North America. The platform aims to streamline the difficult process of course selection with […]

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Onward and upward to the class of 2019!

May 29, 2019

The Computer Science (CS) Department kicked off graduation festivities with a breakfast reception honoring the class of 2019 on Thursday, May 23, just a few hours shy of the university wide commencement at Royal Farms Arena. This year, CS conferred 108 degrees, the largest graduating class to date. While some selected computer science as a major […]

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