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Owls help JHU scientists unlock the secret of how the brain pays attention

November 1, 2018

By studying barn owls, scientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they’ve taken an important step toward solving the long-standing mystery of how the brain chooses what most deserves attention. The finding, the cover article in the latest issue of the journal Cell Reports, likely applies to all animals, including humans, and offers new insight into what goes […]

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Johns Hopkins moves up to No. 12 in ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

September 26, 2018

Johns Hopkins University moved up a spot to No. 12 in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings, an annual measure that compares global research-intensive institutions across their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. THE‘s latest rankings, released today, include 1,000 universities from 77 countries. Hopkins shares the No. 12 ranking—as well as the […]

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John Rattray’s work highlighted at DARPA D60   

September 19, 2018

John Rattray, a PhD candidate from the Computational Sensory Motor Systems Lab and advisee of Prof. Etienne-Cummings, was invited to present his research earlier this September at the Gaylord National Harbor during DARPA’s 60th Anniversary Symposium. Rattray was named by DARPA as one of this year’s Early Risers, a distinction given to “up-and-coming standouts in […]

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Undergrads dive into a summer of Hopkins research through NSF REU program

August 28, 2018

Forget the pool. This summer, a group of talented undergraduates from universities nationwide dove headfirst into exciting research projects in labs across the Homewood campus as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Computational Sensing and Robotics. Through this immersive, 10-week program, 14 undergraduate students – some from local […]

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ECE takes home two Best Student Paper Awards at 2018 IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition

August 25, 2018

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is very proud to congratulate two student research groups on their awards for Best Student Paper at the 2018 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR). The ICPR is sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and was held at the  China National Convention Center in Beijing, on […]

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Researchers find connection between pigmented yeast and climate change

August 2, 2018

In the recently published paper, Impact of Yeast Pigmentation on Heat Capture and Latitudinal Distribution, researchers found that microbes in cold climates will darken themselves to capture more heat from the sun, in order to survive. This behavior is further studied to ascertain the impact the warming microbes have on the global climate, as a whole. Assistant professor […]

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Muyinatu Bell Receives NIH Trailblazer Award

July 25, 2018

ECE Assistant Professor Muyinatu Bell is conducting pioneering research that integrates deep learning with ultrasound image formation to provide interventional radiologists with a fundamentally new type of ultrasound image. These novel images only display structures of interest, such as a needle tip as it is inserted into the kidney and the corresponding kidney target location, […]

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