July 17, 2019

Applied Biomedical Engineering

Beginning this fall, the Applied Biomedical Engineering will be adding the following courses to their online catalog:

The following course will be moving online beginning in the fall of 2019

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Beginning this fall, an increasing number of Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) courses are being offered online and in the virtual live environment.

The following will be offered online beginning in the fall of 2019:

The following courses will be offered virtual live beginning in the academic year 2019/2020:

The book, The Mathematics Lover’s Companion, written by Ed Scheinerman, Vice Dean for Graduate Education and professor for the Applied Mathematics and Statistics department and the ACM program, has recently been released in Russian, Polish, and Japanese. Look for the Chinese and Korean versions next year.

Treven Wall, who has taught in the ACM program for several years, was one of 70 APL staff members inducted into the Principal Professional Staff (PPS) in a ceremony on June 6. The PPS, established in 1948, marks the highest professional stature and individual achievement at APL, with appointment reserved for the most outstanding and consistent contributors in their technical or administrative fields.

Computer Science

The following new courses will be offered online fall 2019:

Computer Science is pleased to announce that we have 5 students and advisors whose research publications were accepted for publication at the following conferences where they were invited to attend and present their findings:

  1. Mandira Hegde - Examining MOOC Superposter Behavior Using Social Network Analysis
    Advisors: Ian McCulloh and John PiorkowskiM
    Conference: 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2019)
  2. Mohammed Rashed - Evaluation of Extremist Cohesion in a Darknet Forum Using ERGM and LDA
    Advisors: Ian McCulloh and John PiorkowskiM
    Conference: Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT 2019)
  3. Sharon Grubner - Social Media as a Main Source of Customer Feedback – Alternative to Customer Satisfaction Surveys
    Advisors: Ian McCulloh and John PiorkowskiM
    Conference: International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Big Data Analytics (FAB 2019)
  4. Ryan Van Soelen - Using Winning Lottery Tickets in Transfer Learning for Convolutional Neural Networks
    Advisors: John Sheppard
    Conference: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2019)
  5. Rachel Cohen - Better Quality Classifiers for Social Media Content: Crowdsourcing with Decision Trees
    Conference: International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking, and Informatics (ICACNI 2018)


Cybersecurity is offering a new course, Assured Autonomy (695.715), beginning fall 2019. This course will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. This course focuses on the complexities inherent in autonomous systems and the multifaceted and multilayered approaches necessary to assure their secure and safe operation.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Timothy Miller, an instructor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been appointed chief scientist for the Seeker and Information Processing Group at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Philippe Burlina, ECE instructor, recently published Deep learning in Ophthalmology: The Technical and Clinical Considerations, in the journal Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. In the article, the authors provide 10 steps to building an artificial intelligence system for medical-imaging analysis to identify ocular diseases.

ECE is offering a new online course, Machine Learning for Signal Processing (525.670) beginning this fall. This course will focus on the use of machine learning theory and algorithms to model, classify, and retrieve information from different kinds of real world signals such as audio, speech, image, and video.

An increasing number of ECE courses for fall 2019, including Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Design (525.787) and Advanced Analog Electronic Circuit Design (525.732), are being offered in the virtual live environment and are accessible to online students. The course, High-Speed Digital Design and Signal Integrity (525.634) is being offered online for the first time this fall.

Environmental Planning and Management

Environmental Planning and Management is offering Natural Disaster Risk Modeling (575.658) for the first time online beginning this fall. This course offers in-depth review of the natural risk analysis framework with qualitative and quantitative approaches. This course is appropriate for people looking to acquire a working understanding of natural risk studies, for conducting analyses, for decision making, for understanding risk model's outputs, and for communicating effectively in the transdisciplinary ecosystem of catastrophe modeling community. Familiarity with probability and other quantitative topics is preferred, but students without that background will also benefit from the course.

Healthcare Systems Engineering

Beginning this fall, Healthcare System Conceptual Design (655.767) will be offered online. This course addresses in detail the healthcare systems engineer's responsibilities and activities during the conceptual phases of a healthcare system development program.

Information Systems Engineering

This fall, Information Systems Engineering (ISE) will offer Management of Innovation (635.792) for the first time online. A critical issue for entrepreneurs and technical managers is how to translate opportunity into competitive advantage. This course explores the management of innovation, including the technical transition of applied R&D into products, the planning and launching of new products, and product management.

ISE is pleased to announce the new course beginning this fall, Foundations Data Engineering (635.632). This course provides a survey of concepts and techniques used in data engineering. With the emergence of data science as a new field of study, data engineering has gained prominence as a discipline in its own right.

Space Systems Engineering

Beginning this fall, Space Systems Engineering will begin offering the following courses online:

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering will begin offering the following courses in the online pathway beginning in the fall semester:

Technical Management

Johns Hopkins Center for Leadership Education is now officially part of the Technical Management (TM) program. Leveraging capabilities across the Whiting School's Engineering Management (EM) program, three electives from JHU's Center for Leadership Education are now available to TM students:

These half-semester courses are taught by Homewood campus professors as part of their residential EM master's degrees and are a great complement to our online offerings. EP students interested in registering can find them on the TM course page.