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Hopkins ventilator robot wins top prize at UK Robotics Week Challenge

February 8, 2021

A robotic system created by a team from Johns Hopkins University won the top prize in an international robotics challenge focused on developing solutions for the COVID-19 health crisis and future global pandemics. “Telerobotics for Remote Control of Medical Equipment in Contagious Environments” won the Best Innovation Award at the inaugural Medical Robotics for Contagious Diseases […]

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Computer scientists Jeremy Brown and Joanne Selinski share their experiences on remote teaching and learning, JHU Engineering Magazine

February 2, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly forced all teaching and learning to go virtual in mid-March, faculty members have gotten a crash course in what works—and what doesn’t—in remote teaching and learning. Jeremy Brown, for instance, learned the importance of making sure your microphone is turned on while recording a lecture via Zoom— something he neglected […]

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CS hires budget specialist Breiona Ghee!

February 1, 2021

Breiona Ghee is the newest staff member to join the Department of Computer Science (CS). As a budget specialist, she works with the financial and administrative teams to provide financial and payroll support to: CS, JHU’s Information Security Institute, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and the Institute for Assured Autonomy. Prior to joining […]

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Engineering course teaches students to harness power of AI for good, CS’s Mathias Unberath, The Hub

January 25, 2021

Artificial intelligence is used to solve tough problems such as triaging COVID-19 patients in hospitals or helping law enforcement identify participants in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But AI also has enabled the proliferation of “deepfakes,” manipulated videos and other media created by AI algorithms that are often used to spread disinformation […]

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CS’s Steven Salzberg named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

January 19, 2021

Steven Salzberg, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. This honor recognizes those who have made transformative contributions to and are advancing technology in areas ranging from artificial intelligence and bioinformatics to cloud computing and software engineering. ACM Fellowship recognizes […]

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Congratulations to the 2020 December graduates!

January 7, 2021

In fall 2020, The Department of Computer Science (CS) awarded 44 Master of Science in Engineering degrees and 35 Master of Science in Security Informatics degrees. CS also awarded a total of 31 Bachelor of Science degrees and six students graduated with Computer Science as second major. Check out a few of the graduate profiles […]

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Computer Science majors win 2020 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

January 5, 2021

Five Computer Science majors out of the 51 winners received the 2020-2021 Provost’s Undergraduate Research (PURA) Award. Provost Joseph Cooper (1991-1995) established the PURA program in 1993 with a generous endowment by the Hodson Trust. The program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Each awardee receives […]

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iGenomics: Free genome analysis for the iPhone, CS’s Mike Schatz,

December 17, 2020

A team of researchers including Michael Schatz (published in GigaScience) presents what they call the first comprehensive mobile genome analysis application, with capabilities to align reads, call variants, and visualize the results entirely on an iOS device. What started as a high school student’s internship project is now freely available in the App Store. To […]

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