Meet Jeremias Sulam, assistant professor of BME

June 27, 2019

Jeremias Sulam joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in October 2018. With an interest in computer vision and signal processing, Sulam plans to provide the department additional knowledge of machine learning and its application to biomedical problems.

In this interview, Sulam discusses his research, his passion for engineering, and his advice for current students.

What made you pursue a career in engineering?

As a kid, I would either take little gadgets apart to see how they worked, or try to tweak them so they would do what I wanted them to do instead. I guess the little gadgets progressively became bigger ones, and getting them to do what I want meant solving real-world problems.

Why did you choose Johns Hopkins BME, and what are you looking forward to most?

Even though I studied biomedical engineering as an undergraduate, I later went on to obtain my PhD in computer science. My desire to go back to biomedical sciences was always present, and I cannot think of a better place to pursue it than at Hopkins. This is the best place to bring new advancements in data science in order to tackle important medical challenges.

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