Winter 2018

“It’s really hard for a robotic system to collect garbage. It needs a human’s natural intelligence to do specific tasks—it’s not an assembly line.”

3/21/17, Baltimore Magazine

Noah Cowan, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, on the limitations of robots to replace all human jobs.

“It’s like the dam is not even there.”

7/4/17, The Washington Post

William P. Ball, professor of environmental health and engineering, on sediment buildup at the Conowingo Dam, which had been intended to block runoff from the Susquehanna River into the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists say the reservoir behind the hydroelectric dam is already 95 percent full, threatening health restoration efforts for the Bay.

“Nobody has ever found this vulnerability. It’s pretty serious.”

10/16/17, Los Angeles Times

Matthew Green, MS ’07, PhD ’09, assistant professor of computer science and member of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, on key installation attacks (called “Krack”) – a technique used to intercept information sent over Wi-Fi networks that users thought were encrypted.

For seven or eight years now, we’ve had the digitized medical record data, but not much has happened to really exploit it. I want to change that.”

10/11/17, PBS NOVA Next

Suchi Saria, assistant professor of computer science and member of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, on using artificial intelligence to predict septic shock in patients.