Students Winter 2021

A Human-Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence

A new course on human-centered design for artificial intelligence systems teaches students to design, develop, and train an AI system that could benefit someone’s life or help solve a real problem.

Making At-Home Kidney Dialysis Safer

Relavo, a company founded by Johns Hopkins undergraduates, has been awarded a $500,000 KidneyX prize to develop a product that reduces the risk of contamination during at-home kidney dialysis treatments.

Banding Together to Help Front-Line Providers

Late last spring, Chris Shallal juggled his preparation for final exams with a multicampus effort to create and provide durable, reusable face shields to health care workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A Soft Solution

When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of in-person classes last March, Helena Hahn—a fourth-year student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering—was anxious to continue conducting research.

Breathing Easier During COVID-19

Six third-year students at Johns Hopkins are on a mission to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic by designing leak-proof masks that can be used with ordinary CPAP machines to deliver breathing relief to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.