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  • Sabrina Mielke, a first-generation college graduate who immigrated from Germany to the United States, says she first discovered her interest in computer science in middle school during a trip to her local library. “It was a magical place where you could browse the internet using ‘Google’ to research anything,” said Mielke. To learn more about…

  •   They say that what you see is what you get. But is it really? Computer science and cognitive science double major Shreya Wadhwa wants to find out. Supported by a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), the second year student is exploring whether cognitive science applications can be used to train the human eye to…

  • 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.…

  • Eli Sherman, a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science, has been chosen as a 2020 Google PhD Fellow. He is one of 54 doctoral students from around the globe to receive a fellowship. Sherman’s research in machine learning and healthcare prompted him to apply for the competitive fellowship. He is particularly interested in…

  • Nearly 300 students representing 67 colleges and universities from around the country participated in the Department of Computer Science’s first virtual hackathon “HopHacks,” held September 11 through 13. The online competition received 72 project submissions, the most ever received by the hackathon. Held biannually, the 36-hour student-run hackathon is typically held on JHU’s Homewood Campus;…

  • For Katarina Mayer (BS ‘20), this year has been a whirlwind of academic achievements. In May, Mayer earned her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering with a second major in Computer Science. The Toronto native’s research interests include cloud computing and networking. In 2021, Mayer will earn her Master’s in Computer Science. To learn more about Mayer…

  • Artificial intelligence (AI), under development for decades, is now hitting the mainstream. Many industries – from healthcare and banking to retail and entertainment – are eager to invest in workers who can apply AI-powered tools to solve real-world problems. To meet this soaring demand for AI talent, Johns Hopkins University now offers courses aimed at…

  •   A team of first-year computer scientists won the grand prize OF $1,024 at HopHacks, the bi-annual hackathon held this fall on the Homewood Campus. Their music app, Noteshift, allows users to submit music through the team’s website and select which key they want to transpose to. Based on the user’s input, NoteShift automatically transposes…

  • Who could have predicted that two inspiring engineers from the same middle school, located thousands of miles away from Baltimore, Maryland, would reunite years later while studying computer science at the same university? Yet this remarkable coincidence is exactly what happened to 2019 Gerald M. Masson Fellows Michelle Shu and Xiang (Lisa) Li. “It was…

  • Chenxi Liu, a PhD student in Computer Science is among 54 students selected as 2019 Google AI Fellows. Ten years ago, Google created the PhD Fellowship Program to recognize and support outstanding graduate students who are doing exceptional research in Computer Science and related fields who seek to influence the future of technology, according to…

  • What do Girl Scouts and robots have in common? Helping people. Gopika Ajaykumar, a second-year PhD student in computer science and member of the Johns Hopkins Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, provided examples on how robots are working alongside people at the Maryland Science Center’s inaugural Girls Scouts Robotics Workshop on June 1, 2019.…

  • The Computer Science (CS) Department kicked off graduation festivities with a breakfast reception honoring the class of 2019 on Thursday, May 23, just a few hours shy of the university wide commencement at Royal Farms Arena. This year, CS conferred 108 degrees, the largest graduating class to date. While some selected computer science as a…