JHU Computer Science Newsletter
Spring 2017
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Johns Hopkins Computer Science Newsletter
William H. Huggins and a mainframe computer, early in the department’s history

30 Years of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

At 30 years, the Department of Computer Science is the youngest department in the Whiting School. The “father” of the discipline at the university may be William H. Huggins, who was a professor of electrical engineering from 1954 to 1984. It was he who encouraged Johns Hopkins administrators to acquire the university’s first computer in the early 1960s, and he became a strong proponent of using computers as teaching tools.


Faculty Highlights

Illustration of scientists in lab

Say What?

Meet a multinational bullpen of computer scientists who are rapidly bridging the divide between humans and machines. Read more >>
Photo of Vladimir Braverman

Excellence in Research

Vladimir Braverman has been chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious CAREER Award. Read more >>
Photo of Suchi Saria

Lifesaving Algorithms

Suchi Saria and colleagues are developing programs to analyze existing medical information to help manage patients most at risk. Read more >>

Student Highlights

Param Shah
Param Shah was named to the annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list for his work on a software-driven orthotics startup.
Semiannual HopHacks hackathon attracts more than 320 students from across U.S.
JHU Computer Science 30th Anniversary Logo

Upcoming Events

Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ben Shneiderman
University of Maryland, College Park
"Interactive Visual Discovery in Event Analytics Electronic Health Records
and Other Applications"

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hackerman Hall B-17

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ruzena Bajcsy
University of California, Berkeley

"Development of Kinematic and Dynamic Models for
Individual Using System Estimation and Identification Techniques"

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hackerman Hall B-17

Thursday, April 20, 2017

JHU Computer Science and Industry Meet and Greet

Network with leading figures in the Baltimore and JHU technology ecosystems. Current students, alumni, and technology leaders are encouraged to attend. 

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion

Click here for more information and to register.

We are celebrating the department’s 30th anniversary throughout the academic year. For more information about our upcoming events, click here.