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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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2013 Spine Technology Award to team of JHU researchers

December 27, 2013

Orthopedics This Week  has selected a tool developed by JHU researchers as one of 2013’s best new spine technologies. The team includes two collaborators from CS – Yoshito Otake and Jeff Siewerdsen. Their technology, LevelCheck, was chosen in the category of Diagnostics and Imaging. It offers guidance with spine surgery. RELATED LINKS The Ten Best New Spine […]

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Could your webcam be spying on you?

December 26, 2013

Stephen Checkoway, Assistant Research Professor and JHUISI graduate student Matthew Brocker have recently published research showing how the webcam indicator light on a laptop can be overridden and the camera accessed to spy on its user.   RELATED LINKS “Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning,” The Washington Post “Researchers […]

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Avi Rubin

Dr. Avi Rubin Speaks to Congress About HealthCare.gov Security

November 19, 2013

On Tuesday, November 19th, Avi Rubin participated in a Congressional committee meeting to testify about the security of the HealthCare.gov website. More information is available on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s website: Is My Data on Healthcare.gov Secure?.

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