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  • Robots helped hospitals confront the coronavirus pandemic. What lessons are engineers taking with them as they think about the next generation of health care robots?

  • In this new role, she will manage many aspects of fielding the department’s educational programs, from hiring and mentoring new instructors and hiring and training course and teaching assistants to coordinating semesterly course offerings.

  • In fall 2020, The Department of Computer Science launched its first Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee embodies two principles. It is representative; members were drawn from all constituencies, including undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty. It also has independent authority to execute its policy and oversight mission. To learn about the committee and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • In 2020, 41 Discovery Awards were given to interdisciplinary faculty teams across eleven units of Johns Hopkins. From utilizing machine learning to optimize stroke critical care to tackling CO2 emissions to addressing food insecurity, these Discovery Awards are solving complex problems and expanding the horizons of knowledge. Altogether, the winning project teams—chosen from 274 proposals—include…

  • Robots often take on tasks too risky for humans to perform, such as cleaning up radioactive waste or replacing responders in dangerous search and rescue missions. The global pandemic is no exception. Robots are being used to perform tasks that would normally put health care workers at risk of infection; in hospitals, robotic systems are…

  • Alex Fink joined the Department of Computer Science in September 2020 as a senior grants and contracts analyst. Alex will support faculty and staff with financial and administrative activities and assist with pre and post award activities for faculty grants and contracts. Previously, Alex worked as the senior financial analyst at Vanderbilt University Medical Center,…

  • Professor Rao Kosaraju has retired from JHU after 50 years of service with the department and has been appointed Edward J. Schaefer Professor Emeritus. In 1969, Kosaraju earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. During that same year, he became a faculty member at Johns Hopkins. In 1987 he was appointed Edward J. Schaefer…

  • Rachel Wise joined Computer Science as the Administrative Coordinator in March 2020. Rachel’s responsibilities include: seminar scheduling and coordination, faculty and committee meetings planning, and front office operations. In addition, Rachel provides administrative and project support for the department, the Chair, and Information Security Institute’s Executive Director. She received her BA in Business Management and…

  • Kim Franklin joined the departmental staff as the Academic Program Administrator in March 2020. As Academic Program Administrator, Kim is responsible for the oversight and management of Ph.D. students in the CS Department. In her role, she coordinates and manages activities related to academic affairs – including recruitment, admissions, advising, scheduling, financial services, student services,…

  • As grants and contracts analyst, Kristin supports the faculty’s sponsored research activities. This includes pre and post award activities, account monitoring, financial transactions, and financial reporting. Kristin joined CS in December 2019 after completing the Johns Hopkins Research Administration Training Program. The program includes rotations at Sponsored Projects Shared Services (SPSS), a Johns Hopkins academic…