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Systems Institute announces two new research initiatives

June 9, 2016

The Systems Institute Leadership Council has announced two new initiatives: the creation of the new Center for Systems Science and Engineering, which will be housed in the Department of Civil Engineering, as well as an initiative focusing on research in healthcare delivery, which will be housed within the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare‘s Systems Design & […]

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ECE’s Elhilali and West developing smart stethoscope under NIH grant

June 9, 2016

Using a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, two professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will develop a smart stethoscope for the monitoring and diagnosis of lung diseases. The device, to be developed by Mounya Elhilali, associate professor and Charles Renn Faculty Scholar, […]

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Personalized virtual heart can predict the risk of sudden cardiac death

May 10, 2016

When electrical waves in the heart run amok, the results can be deadly. Current treatment for the condition, called arrhythmia, includes implanting a small defibrillator which senses the onset of arrhythmia and jolts the heart back to a normal rhythm. But a thorny question remains: How should doctors decide which patients truly need an invasive, […]

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Washington Post: Robots are doing animal surgery all on their own. Will they soon be operating on you?

May 5, 2016

The Washington Post reported on a study published May 4 in Science Translational Medicine, in which a team of scientists that included WSE computer scientist Simon Leonard announced the first successful, totally robotic soft-tissue surgery in pigs. By some measures, they say that their robot surgeon actually outperformed human doctors. Leonard is an assistant research professor in the […]

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Computer scientist programs autonomous robot for “soft tissue” surgery

May 5, 2016

https://www.cs.jhu.edu/~sleonard/SZI_STAR_Promo_Video_10-30-2015.mp4 Not even the surest surgeon’s hand is quite as steady and consistent as a robotic arm built of metal and plastic, programmed to perform the same motions over and over. So could it handle the slippery stuff of soft tissues during a surgery? Simon Leonard, an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer […]

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Ben Langmead receives Benjamin Franklin Award

April 15, 2016

Ben Langmead, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. The award is presented annually to someone who has promoted free and open access to important materials and methods used in the life sciences. Langmead accepted the award from Bioinformatics.org at the 2016 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, held […]

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Alexis Battle of Computer Science named 2016 Searle Scholar

April 15, 2016

Alexis Battle, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar. Battle is one of 15 early-career scientists selected by the Searle Scholars Program Advisory Board for this honor, which recognizes the potential of researchers to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their […]

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Mauro Maggioni named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

April 14, 2016

Mauro Maggioni has been named the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Data Intensive Computation at Johns Hopkins, with appointments in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics.   Maggioni is the 20th Bloomberg Professor appointed at Johns Hopkins and the […]

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