Computer science research at the Johns Hopkins University is advancing computing technology, enabling new modes of thought, and transforming society. Our faculty conduct innovative, collaborative research aimed at solving large and complex interdisciplinary problems, drawing upon the university’s renowned strengths in areas including artificial intelligence, robotics, speech and language processing, medicine, and public health.

The department is rapidly growing, with current core research areas of theory and programming languages; systems and networking; computational biology and medicine; information security; natural language processing; machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science; robotics, computer vision, and graphics; and human-computer interaction.

Researchers partners with colleagues in other engineering disciplines, as well as with investigators from the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Research Areas

Theory & Programming Languages

Focusing on the design, implementation, and use of computer programming languages.

Systems & Networkings

Our faculty are undertaking research into all aspects of computer systems and networks.

Computational Biology & Medicine

Faculty are engaged in a wide range of computational health and biology projects, from using data-driven tools to detect early signs of sepsis to DNA sequencing technology and evolutionary genomics.

Information Security

Hopkins researchers are working to safeguard our digital world.

Natural Language Processing

Creating innovative new technologies that will enable more natural interaction between human and computers.

Machine Learning, AI, & Data Science

Applying cutting-edge machine learning techniques to new datasets and domains.

Robotics, Vision, & Graphics

Research spans the areas of computer vision, computer graphics, and augmented and virtual reality.

Human-Computer Interaction

Placing people at the center of technological innovation.

Computer-Assisted Medicine

Our faculty are shaping the digital future across all aspects of health care.

Institute for Assured Autonomy

The Institute for Assured Autonomy is operating in partnership with industry, government and academia to ensure the safe, secure, reliable, and predictable integration of autonomous systems into society by covering the full spectrum of research and application across the three pillars of technology, ecosystem, and policy & governance.