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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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Several CS Students Competed in Largest Student-Run Hackathon in the World

September 18, 2015

Four undergraduate computer science students from Johns Hopkins University – Bailey Parker, Eric Bridgeford, Ron Boger, and Kush Gupta – competed from September 4th-6th at the largest student run hackathon in the world: PennApps ( Their product, StrollSafe, is an application that is intended to increase the safety of users traveling by foot within large […]

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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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