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Locking Down the Grid

December 13, 2018

In 2015 and 2016, hackers caused massive power outages in Ukraine during one of the coldest times of the year. The December 2015 attack, which left 225,000 Ukrainians without electricity for the better part of a day, was the first known instance of a successful cyberattack on a nation’s power grid. Ukrainian officials blamed the […]

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Removing Bias in Artificial Intelligence

December 13, 2018

Last spring, doctoral candidate Ryan Cotterell was named Johns Hopkins’ first Facebook Fellow —one of just 13 chosen from more than 800 international applicants. The prestigious award supports promising PhD students who are engaged “in innovative and relevant research” in computer science and  engineering by providing significant funding for tuition, $5,000 for travel, and a […]

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CS In The News
These legislators preach internet privacy, but they still use website tools that snoop, CS’ Yinzhi Cao, Miami Herald

November 16, 2018

Miami Herald reports that dozens of lawmakers in Congress use tracking tools on their websites to collect personal information about online visitors, despite the fact that those lawmakers are often vocal critics of privacy practices employed by social media companies like Facebook. Yinzhi Cao, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.

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CS offers new fellowship for students in Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

November 15, 2018

“Students are often intimidated to do the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program because of the cost of one undergraduate degree,” said Nirmal Krishnan, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science. Krishnan obtained a Bachelor’s in Computer Science in May 2018. He will soon obtain his Master’s in Computer Science in December 2018 and is one […]

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