Inspecting a crash, a spill, or a bomb threat on our railways is dangerous work, and can involve putting first responders in harm's way. Thankfully, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory developed a new solution.
On September 12, 2008, a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train collided in Los Angeles, California, killing twenty-five people and injuring many more. A month later, President George W. Bush singed into law the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
Johns Hopkins Engineering recently launched a new master's degree program in data science that students can complete online.
The curriculum blends computer science and applied mathematics, and prepares students to analyze relationships in complicated data sets. To earn the master's degree, students will complete ten courses in subjects like data visualization, cloud computing, and statistical models.
At one time, there were about 10,000 covered wooden truss bridges throughout the United States. Rachel Sangree, chair of the part-time Civil Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering, believes they still hold valuable lessons for students.
Satellites placed in geostationary Earth orbits are necessary for everything from financial transactions to weather forecasting.
As a quick definition, GEOs are the orbits that hover above the equator. They move in sync with the Earth's rotation. So when an object (i.e., a man-made satellite) is placed into a GEO, it appears motionless to those of us here on the ground.
Incidents involving roadside and under-road improvised explosive devices remain a serious threat. As the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown, IED blasts often result in horrific injuries, fatalities, and damages to military vehicles.
Great instructor. Very approachable, very knowledgeable.
This is just one of many positive comments made by students about Erin Hein, an instructor in our Systems Engineering program.
Johns Hopkins Engineering recently launched a new master's degree program in financial mathematics that can be completed online.
The new program is accepting applications from students wanting to start as early as the summer 2016 term. They will ultimately complete ten online courses in subjects like financial derivatives, risk management, data analysis, Monte Carlo methods, and quantitative portfolio theory.
Warranty fraud has become a big problem in recent years, and when fraudulent claims go undetected, there are negative effects for both companies and consumers (i.e., billions of dollars are lost and warranty prices go up).
During a faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 16, we honored twelve Johns Hopkins Engineering instructors for their dedication and innovation in the classroom.
Balancing teaching with their own careers, our instructors work tirelessly to provide an educational experience that is both challenging and highly relevant for today's students.