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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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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 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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Whiting School Staff Recognition Awards celebrate the great

April 19, 2016

  Staff members from throughout the Whiting School of Engineering gathered in the Glass Pavilion on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 19 to recognize the hardworking and talented people who advance WSE’s mission, who demonstrate superior leadership, and who motivate and inspire those around them. Colleagues nominated 26 of their co-workers for one of four (three “Excellence” and one […]

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Michael Falk chairs American Physical Society’s Committee on LGBT Issues

April 19, 2016

Michael Falk, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, chaired the American Physical Society’s ad-hoc Committee on LGBT Issues. Formed in 2014, the committee was charged with advising the APS on the current status of LGBT issues in physics, providing recommendations for greater inclusion, and engaging physicists in laying the foundation for a […]

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