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Transformational Investment in Data Science and AI

In August, Johns Hopkins announced a major investment in data science and the exploration of artificial intelligence.bThe heart of this endeavor will be a Whiting School of Engineering–based interdisciplinary data science and translation institute that will significantly strengthen the university’s capabilities to harness emerging applications, opportunities, and challenges presented by the explosion of available data and the rapid rise of accessible AI.

A Third Term for Dean Schlesinger

Ed Schlesinger, who has served as dean of the Whiting School of Engineering since 2014, has been appointed to a third term as the school’s Benjamin T. Rome dean, through June 30, 2028.

Faculty Honors

Two members of the Johns Hopkins Engineering faculty,  Jennifer Elisseeff and Alex Szalay, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, recognizing their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Shedding Light on Battery Degradation

Batteries often stop working at inopportune moments, and little is known about why they gradually lose their ability to store and deliver energy over time, a process known as degradation. Yayuan Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is working to shed light—literally—on why this process happens.

Y Marks the Spot

The chromosome associated with male development—the last mysterious piece of the human genome—has been fully sequenced by a global team of more than 100 researchers, including those at Johns Hopkins.

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Material Matters

Inside the historic Stieff Silver Building, JohnsHopkins has built the world’s top facility forstudying the atomic structures of materials.Researchers across the Whiting School are usingit to reshape fields from energy to oncology.

‘Innovation at the Crossroads’

Biomedical engineer Jennifer Elisseeff is known for asking bold questions and pursuing seemingly “outlandish” ideas that pay off big. Her latest cross-disciplinary pursuit? Unlocking the mysteries of aging.

Hidden Realms

They say that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. But sometimes it’s too small, too complex, or even too fast for the naked eye to comprehend. Using advanced technology, our engineers are making the unseen visible—and transforming science into art.

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Probing the Importance of Faceoffs

Ice hockey analytics takes faceoffs into consideration, but current approaches don’t go much further than the idea that winning more faceoffs than losing is good for a team.

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Pitching Under Pressure

While working for companies in the field of sterility assurance, Nick Desantis ’12, MS ’18, didn’t find many opportunities to…

Building NBA Analytics

When Paige Senal ’17 was a first-year student at the Whiting School, she imagined a future working to save the…

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A Forum for Fruit

Scott Smith is more than familiar with debugging—whether it’s in lines of computer code or amid the rows of his orchard.

From The Dean

From the Dean: Winter 2024

The start of a new academic year is always exciting. but this fall—a time when AI and data science underpin so many of our endeavors—is particularly energizing.

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