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MechE’s Kang selected to attend National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

June 8, 2016

Sung Hoon Kang, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, set for September 19 through 21 in Irvine, CA.. The event brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to […]

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Social media conspiracy theories could undermine efforts to combat Zika virus, experts caution

May 25, 2016

Social media users who share conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims about the Zika virus may undermine upcoming efforts to keep the disease from spreading, according to a study published online today by the journal Vaccine. The researchers behind the study—from Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the University of Georgia—say the misinformation they detected […]

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Robots fly, swim, fetch, and drive in Johns Hopkins student project demos

May 12, 2016

It took a couple tries. At one point the robotic helicopter accelerated upwards, hitting the top of the net, then crashed abruptly to the floor. But later during the robotics demonstration at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger Hall, the small quadcopter successfully hovered over its target landing pad and settled safely. “If you never crash a […]

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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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Computer scientist programs autonomous robot for “soft tissue” surgery

May 5, 2016 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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MechE’s Charles Meneveau awarded honorary doctorate by Danish Technical University

May 2, 2016

Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Danish Technical University (DTU) for “Outstanding and highly innovative scientific achievements in fluid dynamics, particularly for his work on turbulence and atmospheric physics and its applications to wind energy.” The honorary doctorate (doctor technices, honouris causa) […]

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Johns Hopkins launches new online master’s degree in financial mathematics

April 29, 2016

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, the division of Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering that administers online and part-time graduate programs, has launched a new financial mathematics master’s degree program that can be completed online. “Today’s world economy and global financial markets are increasingly sophisticated and extremely competitive,” said David Audley, chair of the […]

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WSE team takes home 2016 KUKA Innovation Award

April 28, 2016

A team from the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science has taken the top honors at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology in Hanover, Germany. Comprising three graduate students and one recently completed PhD student from the Department of Computer Science, as well as one robotics Master’s degree student, Team CoSTAR (Collaborative […]

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AMS’s Dan Naiman joins effort to teach math, science through music

April 27, 2016

Music can make you want to dance, sing, and clap your hands, but can it also make you want to learn math? A Whiting School of Engineering professor of applied mathematics hopes so. This summer, Daniel Q. Naiman, a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, will offer a course on the “Mathematics of Music,” […]

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