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Three ECE students named MINDS Fellows for 2021 spring semester

February 15, 2021

The Johns Hopkins Mathematical Institute for Data Science (MINDS) award fellowships for the spring and summer that recognize and support outstanding graduate students working broadly in data science, and particularly in the foundations of deep learning and graph learning. PhD students currently advised by MINDS faculty are eligible for the fellowships. Applications are reviewed by […]

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PhD student Adebayo Eisape named Microsoft Research PhD Fellow

January 26, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Hub. Adebayo Eisape, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, usually wakes each morning by rolling over, bleary-eyed, to check messages on his phone. One morning recently, however, he was jolted awake by an email stating he had been […]

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Video project introduces Baltimore City students to engineers and STEM career paths

December 22, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Hub. As an after-school instructor for the Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Educational Outreach, Shaina Gregory’s mission is to inspire Baltimore elementary school students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM disciplines. During non-pandemic times, afternoons would find Gregory at schools such as Dr. Bernard […]

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Internship with IBM leads to growth for Yesenia Salazar

December 17, 2020

Yesenia Salazar was interning with IBM last summer when it started to become clear that undergraduate students would not be returning to the Homewood campus in the fall. A rising fourth-year student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Salazar was open to taking her fall classes online. However, when IBM offered to extend […]

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John Han receives Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

December 4, 2020

John Han, a junior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been announced as a recipient of a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). The PURA program was established in 1993 with the intent of supporting and encouraging Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Each recipient receives $3,000, […]

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Collaboration comes home during the pandemic for Helena Hahn

November 2, 2020

Click here to read the original version of this story in the Hub. When Johns Hopkins University announced that in-person classes were suspended for the 2020 fall semester, Helena Hahn was disappointed. A fourth-year undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of Professor James West’s lab, Hahn wanted to continue conducting research, […]

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IEEE Club to return to Johns Hopkins ECE department

October 29, 2020

After four years dormancy, the Johns Hopkins University chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is making a comeback. A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The organization has undergraduate branches at a wide range of universities across the […]

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ECE students help local business make N-95 style filters around the clock

May 18, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Hub.  When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the United States, Johns Hopkins alum Stephen Farias began thinking of ways to help. As director of engineering at DiPole Materials, an electrospinning company in the Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown, his mind immediately jumped to the company’s Elmarco machine, which creates […]

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ECE Q&A: Joey Kern sees similarities between ECE and basketball

March 5, 2020

The Johns Hopkins men’s basketball team is currently in the midst of an exciting season. According to’s voting panel, the Blue Jays, who have amassed a 24-3 record, are the sixth ranked team in the country. Last weekend, Johns Hopkins beat Swarthmore College,’s top ranked team in the country, 73-71 on the final […]

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ECE GSA volunteers time with local middle school students

February 25, 2020

This past Friday, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association celebrated National Engineers Week by spending some time with middle school students at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School. Two separate groups of ECE GSA students – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – made the quick walk from the Homewood […]

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