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Feb
18
Sat
Celebrate E-Week 2017, Feb. 18 through 24!
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm

E-Week PosterPlease join us in celebrating National Engineers Week, February 18 to 25, with a wide variety of activities on campus. This year’s schedule is as follows. Events subject to be added or changed. Registration has closed for all events.

 

Saturday, Feb. 18
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering, Great Hall, Levering, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. An educational outreach event to show young girls what engineering is all about. Participants will complete engineering projects and get to speak with current engineering students. Hosted by JHU Ready Set Design. Not open to the public.

 

Sunday, Feb. 19
  • HopHacks, Hodson Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. JHU’s annual winter hackathon wraps up with a presentations fair and demonstrations of work done over the weekend. Hosted by HopHacks.

 

Monday, Feb. 20
  • “Should You Start at a Start-Up?” Bus Tour and Information Session, FastForward, 1812 Ashland Avenue, 12 to 2 p.m. Visit FastForward’s 1812 Ashland Ave. location to  learn from start-up CEOs and tour wet lab space. Transportation provided, but space is limited. Meet in Mason Hall Circle. Hosted by JHU Career Center.
  • Google Technical Interviewing Techniques, Glass Pavilion, 4 to 5 p.m. Join the Google team as they share ways to perfect your technical interviewing skills. Hosted by the JHU Career Center.
  • Google Lightning Tech Talks, Glass Pavilion, 6 p.m. Join a team of Google engineers as they share a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting technology they work with every day. Hosted by JHU Career Center.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 
  • Young Alumni Panel & Resume Review Networking, Glass Pavilion, 1 to 4 p.m. A short engineering young alumni panel followed by open house resumes reviews with alums and employers. Drop-ins welcome! Hosted by JHU Career Center and Engineers Without Borders.
  • Tower of Power, Glass Pavilion. Doors open at 5; competition runs 5:30 to 6 p.m. Teams compete to build the tallest tower from dry spaghetti and marshmallows. Hosted by Theta Tau.
  • Women of Whiting Meeting & Networking, Levering Lounge, 5 to 7 p.m. Meet and network with fellow female graduate students over Thai food. Hosted by Women of Whiting.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22
  • Engineering World Health Global Awareness Challenge, Glass Pavilion, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. What global challenges could engineering approaches help solve? Take the EWH Challenge and find out. Hosted by Engineering World Health.
  • Engineering Job Search Workshop, Garland Hall, 3rd Floor, Conference Room B, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to effectively use tools like Handshake, LinkedIn, and GoHopOnline in your internship and job search. Hosted by JHU Career Center.
  • Mini-Makers Classroom, BME Design Studio, Clark Hall 217, 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by the studio to learn some hands-on techniques for prototyping with acrylic. We’ll discuss how to design, bend, and bond acrylic for common structures including boxes, rigs, and mounts. Hosted by the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.
  • A Better Way to Get There: Engineering Transportation, Glass Pavilion, 6 to 8 p.m. See, hear, and learn about interesting, innovative projects–from the cool Johns Hopkins Baja car to a remote-controlled airplane–being designed and constructed by JHU Engineering student teams. Hosted by JHU Affinity Groups and Hopkins Engineering Alumni.
  • Master’s Students Pizza Night, WSE Master’s Student Lounge/Wyman Park Building, 2nd Floor, 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy socializing over pizza with the Graduate Representative Organization. Master’s students only. Hosted by GRO and WSE Academic Affairs.

 

Thursday, Feb. 23
  • Storybook Engineering at the Barclay School, Barclay School, 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Center for Educational Outreach staff will read stories and fairy tales to Pre-K to second grade students, and lead them in engineering something that solves the characters’ problems. Hosted by the CEO and the Barclay School. Not open to the public.
  • Hopkins ME: Past, Present, and Pizza, Latrobe 120, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mechanical Engineering students are invited to an informal pizza lunch with several mechanical engineering alumni. Hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • PhD and Master’s Student Non-academic Job Search, Career Center, Garland Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1 to 3 p.m. Explore your career options, learn how to present your skills with a resume, identify organizations and opportunities, and gain tips to help you connect with professionals. Hosted by the JHU Career Center.
  • Speed Networking Night, Glass Pavilion, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Alumni and current students will rotate through a series of quick, one-on-one interviews to give students the opportunity to learn the importance of making good impressions and perfecting “elevator pitches.” Hosted by Hopkins Engineering Alumni.

 

Friday, Feb. 24
  • Careers in Engineering at Barclay School, Barclay School, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Johns Hopkins undergrads will be at the Homewood-area public school working with students on STEM activities. Not open to the public. Hosted by the Johns Hopkins University-Barclay School Partnership.
  • OSA/EDGE event, Croft Hall 170, 12 to 1 p.m. Tzu-Yu Wu, an optical engineer at Canon USA’s Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory, will speak about the “Transition from Academia to Industry.” Hosted by BME Edge and the Optical Society of America JHU student chapter.

 

Feb
20
Mon
Engineers Week: Google Technical Interviewing Techniques
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Google team as they share ways to perfect your technical interviewing skills. Registration required. Hosted by the JHU Career Center.

Engineers Week: Google Lightning Tech Talks
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join a team of Google engineers as they share a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting technology they work with every day. Registration required.

Feb
21
Tue
Engineers Week: Tower of Power 2017
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Engineers Week: Tower of Power 2017 @ Glass Pavilion | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Compete in teams of three on Feb. 21 in the Glass Pavilion to test your engineering skills. Compete with other students and even Johns Hopkins faculty to make your tower the tallest. Top three teams get a prize!

Hosted by the Whiting School of Engineering and Theta Tau, the co-ed professional engineering fraternity.

Register for Tower of Power!

This event is part of WSE’s Engineers Week.

Feb
22
Wed
Engineers Week: Engineering World Health Global Awareness Challenge
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

What global challenges could engineering approaches help solve? Take the EWH Challenge and find out. Hosted by Engineering World Health.

Engineers Week: Mini-Makers Classrom
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop by the studio to learn some hands-on techniques for prototyping with acrylic. We’ll discuss how to design, bend, and bond acrylic for common structures including boxes, rigs, and mounts. Hosted by the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

A Better Way to Get There: Engineering Transportation
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See, hear, and learn about interesting, innovative projects–from the cool Johns Hopkins Baja car to a remote-controlled airplane–being designed and constructed by JHU Engineering student teams. Hosted by JHU Affinity Groups and Hopkins Engineering Alumni.

Feb
24
Fri
OSA/EDGE presents “Transition from Academia to Industry”
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tzu-Yu Wu, an optical engineer at Canon USA’s Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory, will speak about the “Transition from Academia to Industry.” Registration required. Hosted by BME Edge.

Mar
7
Tue
ICM Distinguished Seminar presents “An Adaptable Framework to Extract Abnormal Brain Networks”
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
ICM Distinguished Seminar presents "An Adaptable Framework to Extract Abnormal Brain Networks" @ Clark Hall 110, Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus

Archana Venkataraman, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will present “An Adaptable Framework to Extract Abnormal Brain Networks” as part of the Institute for Computational Medicine‘s Distinguished Seminar Series. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. in 110 Clark Hall on March 7.

Click here to view the webcast.


Abstract

There is increasing evidence that complex neurological disorders reflect distributed impairments across multiple brain systems. These findings underscore the importance of network-based approaches for functional data. However, network analyses in clinical neuroimaging is largely limited to aggregate measures, which do not pinpoint a concrete etiological mechanism. In contrast, I will present a novel Bayesian framework that captures the underlying topology of the altered functional pathways.

In the first part of this talk, I will introduce our core framework to extract abnormal network foci from functional MRI data. This model relies on a latent structure, which captures hidden interactions within the brain; the latent variables are complemented by an intuitive likelihood model for the observed neuroimaging measures. The resulting variational EM algorithm produces clinically meaningful results by simultaneously localizing the centers of abnormal activity and the network of altered connectivity. Next, I will address three technical challenges: flexible network topology, multimodal integration and patient-specific analysis. I will demonstrate that our core framework can elegantly be adapted to each of these scenarios and yields novel insights into autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy, respectively. Finally, I will highlight some exciting future directions for our methodology that revolve around clinical understanding and interventions.

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