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Recent news reports stated that the National Security Agency has pursued new methods that have allowed the agency to monitor telephone and online communication, encrypted information that was thought to be virtually immune to eavesdropping. What steps can and should computer scientists take in response to this privacy threat? How will the recent revelations affect the future of cryptography—the field of encoding and decoding electronic communication and transmissions for the purposes of privacy, reliability and efficiency?
To address these questions, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute will host an hour-long roundtable discussion, moderated by Anton Dahbura, interim executive director of the Information Security Institute, and Avi Rubin, the institute’s technical director. Other participants will include Johns Hopkins cyber-security experts Matthew Green, Stephen Checkoway and Giuseppe Ateniese.
The event will be streamed live at https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/jhuisicrypto/, and also will be posted online following the event.
NOTE: Seating at this public event will be limited. Members of the media who plan to cover the discussion are asked to RSVP to Phil Sneiderman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s movie time! Students from INBT’s summer class Science Communication for Scientists and Engineers: Video News Releases will present their final projects and be available to answer questions. Film topics this year include drug delivery, lab-on-a-chip technology, and how cells become cancerous. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the students’ work up on the big screen. This event is open to the entire Johns Hopkins community.
The Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins includes more than 3,600 basic and clinical science researchers at the faculty level; 1,200 graduate and medical students; and 1,400 fellows. The 2018 Department of Medicine Research Retreat is a joint retreat with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.
This full-day event will include awards for the best posters, the Levine and Brancati Mentoring Awards, and basic and clinical research presentations by senior Johns Hopkins faculty. Art projects from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine will be spotlighted in the retreat exhibition area.
Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, will deliver this year’s keynote lecture. Langer is the author of more than 1,400 articles and the most cited engineer in history (h-index 239). Worldwide, he has in excess of 1,260 issued and pending patents that have been licensed or sublicensed to more than 300 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.Click here to register!
Please contact email@example.com with questions regarding poster submissions and requirements, the mentoring awards, or retreat registration.
Heidi Nepf, the Donald and Martha Harleman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture.
The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in 210 Hodson Hall.
How vegetation alters waves and current, and the feedbacks to environmental system function
Vegetation provides a wide range of ecosystem services valued at over 4 trillion dollars per year. Seagrasses, salt marshes, and mangroves, damp storm surge and waves, mitigate anthropogenic nutrient loads, and provide important habitat and blue carbon reservoirs. The conservation and restoration of these landscapes has become the center-point of nature-based solutions for coastal protection and carbon mitigation. This seminar will summarize basic concepts in vegetation hydrodynamics, focusing on flexible meadows of seagrass, for which the bending of plants in response to fluid motion (called reconfiguration) plays an important role in setting the drag. Scaling laws are developed to describe the damping of currents, turbulence and waves as a function of plant morphology, flexibility, and shoot density. The feedbacks from plant-flow interaction to sediment transport and carbon sequestration are also discussed.
Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the JHU Student Section and the Baltimore Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The 2019 Department of Medicine Research Retreat is a joint retreat with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Click here to download the save-the-date flyer for this year’s retreat.
Important: There’s still time to register and secure a lunch ticket for the DOM/WSE Research Retreat. Register by 5 p.m. on February 27 to be eligible for a lunch ticket. On-site registrations will not be eligible for lunch tickets.