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Department of Computer Science hosts first-ever sublinear algorithms workshop

February 16, 2016

More than 140 researchers attended the Sublinear Algorithms Workshop that was held from January 7-9, 2016, at the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Hosted by the Department of Computer Science, this was the first ever sublinear algorithms workshop at JHU; it included sublinear-time algorithms (e.g., property testing and distribution testing), sublinear-space algorithms (e.g., sketching […]

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CS Professor Jason Eisner gives talk at 2016 Science of Learning Symposium

February 11, 2016

At the 2016 Science of Learning Symposium, CS Professor Jason Eisner shares his current research on how machine learning algorithms can serve as a model of the human learner, within new educational technology that must decide where to challenge the student and where to provide scaffolding.  To watch the video of the talk, click here.

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New Tools for Tapping Data

February 8, 2016

CS Assistant Professor Vladimir Braverman likens the algorithms that he and his team are inventing to deal with massive amounts of streaming data to the hammers and picks that miners use to remove precious metals from the Earth. “In order for us to extract patterns and valuable information that are hiding in all that data, […]

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Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator to pay visit to Johns Hopkins

February 5, 2016

Hours before the kickoff of the biannual HopHacks hackathon on Friday, organizers will welcome two members of the Silicon Valley tech accelerator Y Combinator, which has served as an incubator and fundraiser for tech giants such as DropBox, Airbnb, and Reddit. Y Combinator partner Dalton Caldwell and hardware specialist Luke Iseman will host a talk, […]

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CS’s Matt Green to give keynote address at 2016 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium

February 3, 2016

Congratulations to CS Assistant Professor Matthew Green who has been selected to give the keynote address at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, one of the top systems security conferences. Professor Green will discuss weaknesses in several commercial security products. Green will deliver the keynote address on February 22, 2016 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel […]

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