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Can we teach computers to be digital detectives?

May 1, 2018

Imagine standing on the sidewalk of a busy city street, taking in your surroundings. “When you or I look at that scene, we have a task in mind—whether to find a place to eat or shop, the metro station, or a particular person,” says René Vidal, a Johns Hopkins professor of biomedical engineering. We take into […]

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Upstarts: A Better Blood Test?

January 25, 2018

Lensless microchip sensors can resolve images down to the level of a molecule or less. The trick to making them useful for hematological applications is to readily detect and report on what’s contained in a few drops of blood. Read the full article in the JHU Engineering magazine.

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Researchers report first-ever protein hydrogels made in living cells

November 6, 2017

Congratulations to Ali Sobhi Afshar, an ECE PhD graduate from the lab of CIS core faculty member Dr. John Goutsias at the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, on their collaborative research with Dr. Takanari Inoue’s group at Center for Cell Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. This collaborative work by Dr. Afshar, […]

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Johns Hopkins-led team aims to turn computer systems into digital detectives

October 31, 2017

Imagine an embassy bombing. Consider the massive amount and varied types of data that investigators need to review to determine who carried out the attack and how it was accomplished. Such a probe could involve the slow, painstaking examinations of video footage, photos, internet communications, telephone records, and other material. Read the full article on […]

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Neuron by Neuron Mapping of the Brain

August 11, 2017

A Johns Hopkins University mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work. Read the full article here.

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Johns Hopkins researchers want to use big data to chart the brain

November 2, 2016

The human brain is the most complex machine in existence. Every brain is loaded with some 100 billion nerve cells, each connecting to thousands of others, giving around 100 trillion connections. Mapping those connections, or synapses, could enable scientists to decipher what causes neurological disease and mental illness. It’s an immense, daunting task. Read the […]

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Rizwan Chaudhry and René Vidal receive 2015 annual best paper award by JVCI

July 5, 2016

The paper entitled “Sequence of the most informative joints (SMIJ): A new representation for human skeletal action recognition” co-authored by CIS and CS PhD alumni Rizwan Chaudhry and CIS and BME Professor René Vidal, Ph.D., has received Elsevier’s 2015 Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI) Best Paper Award. The paper proposed a novel […]

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Vidal co-hosting workshop at ICML ’16

May 24, 2016

René Vidal, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Imaging Science, will be co-hosting a workshop at the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016). IMCL 2016 is scheduled for June 19-24 in New York City. The workshop, entitled “Theory of Deep Learning”, is scheduled for June 24. Dr. Vidal is hosting the workshop […]

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