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Johns Hopkins student team designs device to treat chronic sinus inflammation

May 5, 2016

A device to treat persistent and reoccurring sinus infections took the top award in the first-ever Student Healthcare Design Competition, which was held on Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus on Tuesday and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Unlike other business plan competitions at Johns Hopkins, the Student Healthcare […]

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Washington Post: Robots are doing animal surgery all on their own. Will they soon be operating on you?

May 5, 2016

The Washington Post reported on a study published May 4 in Science Translational Medicine, in which a team of scientists that included WSE computer scientist Simon Leonard announced the first successful, totally robotic soft-tissue surgery in pigs. By some measures, they say that their robot surgeon actually outperformed human doctors. Leonard is an assistant research professor in the […]

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Computer scientist programs autonomous robot for “soft tissue” surgery

May 5, 2016

http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~sleonard/SZI_STAR_Promo_Video_10-30-2015.mp4 Not even the surest surgeon’s hand is quite as steady and consistent as a robotic arm built of metal and plastic, programmed to perform the same motions over and over. So could it handle the slippery stuff of soft tissues during a surgery? Simon Leonard, an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer […]

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MechE’s Charles Meneveau awarded honorary doctorate by Danish Technical University

May 2, 2016

Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Danish Technical University (DTU) for “Outstanding and highly innovative scientific achievements in fluid dynamics, particularly for his work on turbulence and atmospheric physics and its applications to wind energy.” The honorary doctorate (doctor technices, honouris causa) […]

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Design Day 2016

EDUCATION: Engineering students put finishing touches on design projects

May 2, 2016

It’s crunch time across the Whiting School of Engineering, as students labor—sometimes around the clock—in laboratories and design spaces to put the finishing touches on projects ranging from a small hovering aircraft that can land in a tree branch as effortlessly as a bird to a hand-held device that enables breast cancer treatment in rural […]

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Johns Hopkins launches new online master’s degree in financial mathematics

April 29, 2016

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, the division of Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering that administers online and part-time graduate programs, has launched a new financial mathematics master’s degree program that can be completed online. “Today’s world economy and global financial markets are increasingly sophisticated and extremely competitive,” said David Audley, chair of the […]

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WSE team takes home 2016 KUKA Innovation Award

April 28, 2016

A team from the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science has taken the top honors at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology in Hanover, Germany. Comprising three graduate students and one recently completed PhD student from the Department of Computer Science, as well as one robotics Master’s degree student, Team CoSTAR (Collaborative […]

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