August 20, 2020

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) will begin offering the new course, Discrete Hybrid Optimization (625.618) this fall.

Beginning this fall, ACM will offer the following courses online:

ACM is celebrating their second completed master’s thesis entitled, “Malicious Network Traffic Detection via Deep Learning: An Information Theoretic View,” by Erick Galinkin, with thesis readers Lanier Watkins and primary advisor, Cleon Davis.

The ACM program is pleased to announce that three new instructors have joined the program. Join us in welcoming Beila Leboeuf, Nandi Leslie, and Paul Nicholas!

Recent Faculty Publications:

Yuan, X. and Spall, J. C. (2020), Confidence Intervals with Expected and Observed Fisher Information in the Scalar Case, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, online meeting due to COVID-19, 1–3 July 2020, pp. 2599–2604.

Wang, L. and Spall, J. C. (2020), Multilevel Data Integration with Application in Sensor Networks, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, online meeting due to COVID-19, 1–3 July 2020, pp. 5213–5218.

Zhu, J., Wang, L., and Spall, J. C. (2020), Efficient Implementation of Second-Order Stochastic Approximation Algorithms in High-Dimensional Problems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 31(8), pp. 3087–3099.

Artificial Intelligence

Beginning this fall, the Artificial Intelligence program will be offering Applied Machine Learning (705.601) online for the first time.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

This fall, the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program will be offering the new course: Renewable Energy Technologies (545.607).

Computer Science

Beginning this fall, newly appointed ECE chair, Ashutosh Dutta, will be teaching the new course, Next Generation Mobile Networks with 5G (605.678). The primary focus of this course is to introduce the next generation mobile networks, including both Cellular and WLAN technologies in great detail, to discuss various types of IP-based mobility protocols, namely Mobile-IP, Mobile IPv6, ProxyMIPv6, SIP-mobility, and Cellular IP, and to explore systems optimization techniques to support seamless handover during Inter RAT handover (e.g., 4G, 5G, and WLAN). The course is being co-listed with the Computer Science program.

This year, Ross Young became a SANS instructor this year. SANS instructors comprise a select group of highly skilled, real-world practitioners who have earned respect and recognition as being among the top experts in the field of cybersecurity. He also hosted a webcast on Hacking Jenkins this past April. Jenkins is used by over 15 million developers and is one of the most common automation tools for DevOps environments. This tool allows developers to automate the deployment of infrastructure as code. Young has also been named the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Caterpillar Financial. Congratulations, Ross Young!

For the first time, the following courses will be available online for Computer Science students beginning fall 2020:

Recent Student/Faculty Publications:

Sumeet Shah and John Sheppard, Evaluating Explanations of Convolutional Neural Network Image Classifications, IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2020.

Adrian Cartagena, Gerald Rimmer, Thomas Van Dalsen, Lanier Watkins, Avi Rubin, and William H. Robinson, Privacy Violating Opensource Intelligence Threat Evaluation Framework: A Security Assessment Framework for Critical Infrastructure Owners, In IEEE Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC 2020), (January, 2020).

Jeffrey Chavis, Lanier Watkins, Anna Buczak, Aviel D. Rubin, Connected Home Automated Security Monitor (CHASM): Protecting IoT Through Application of Machine Learning, 10th Annual Computing and Communications Workshop and Conference (IEEE CCWC 2020), (January, 2020).

Sanchay Gupta, Robert Miceli, and Joel Coffman, A Replication Study to Explore Co-Residency of Virtual Machines in the Cloud, Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD ‘20), Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2020.

Muhammad Ayub, Patrick Knowles, Brandon Phan, and Joel Coffman, The Cost of a Macaroon, Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Systems Security Symposium (SSS ‘20), Crystal City, Virginia, April 2020.

Kelly Brady, Seung Moon, Tuan Nguyen, and Joel Coffman, Docker Container Security in Cloud Computing, Proceedings of the 10th Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC ‘20), Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 975–980, January 2020.

Daniel Ladouceur, Bimmy Pujari, Edward Gleeck, and Joel Coffman, Techniques for Mutual Auditability in a Cloud Environment, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cloud, IoT, and Fog Security (CIFS ‘19), Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 117–122, December 2019.

Cybersecurity

This fall, the Cybersecurity program is pleased to announce the new track, Assured Autonomy. Courses offered for the new track include:

Beginning this fall, the Cybersecurity program will be offering the following courses online for the first time:

This summer, Joseph Kovba has designed a new teaching methodology for his courses. He will host a cyber exercise between his Web Security (695.622) and Intrusion Detection (695.642) classes. He has built a cyber range in which the Web Security (695.622) class will attempt to exploit vulnerabilities they've learned about while the Intrusion Detection (695.642) class will use the tools and techniques they've learned to detect the intrusions on their end.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Ashutosh Dutta, a senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, became chair of the Engineering for Professionals’ Electrical and Computer Engineering program on July 1.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty, Amir-Homayoon Najmi, has published his second book for Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) entitled Advanced Signal Processing: A Concise Guide. This textbook is intended for the course that he designed and taught for many years. Published by McGraw Hill it will be available at the end of August 2020. Najmi hopes that you all will buy a copy.

His first text was Wavelets: A Concise Guide published by JHU Press in 2012. Wavelets will be online for the first time this Fall.

Beginning this fall, ECE new chair, Ashutosh Dutta, will be teaching the new course, Next Generation Mobile Networks with 5G (525.678). The primary focus of this course is to introduce the next generation mobile networks, including both Cellular and WLAN technologies in great detail, to discuss various types of IP-based mobility protocols, namely Mobile-IP, Mobile IPv6, ProxyMIPv6, SIP-mobility, and Cellular IP, and to explore systems optimization techniques to support seamless handover during Inter RAT handover (e.g., 4G, 5G, and WLAN). The course is being co-listed with Computer Science program.

Starting this fall, Brian Sequeira has adapted the course, Electromagnetic Transmission Systems (525.620) for online instruction. The updated online course will run fall 2020 and examines transmission systems used to control the propagation of electromagnetic traveling waves with a principal focus on emphasizing microwave and millimeter-wave applications.

Ashutosh Dutta has been named an IEEE Fellow and has been recognized for leadership in mobility management and security monitoring in mobile networks.

Ashutosh Dutta has been selected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Speaker. ACM Distinguished Speakers are renowned thought leaders in computing who cover the most important topics in the field today.

Beginning this fall, the ECE program will be offering the following courses online for the first time this fall:

Engineering Management

The updated Master of Engineering Management program has undergone an extreme makeover for fall 2020. The revised program now includes a set of 5 core courses emphasizing critical thinking skills to lead projects, people, and technical organizations. Built on this foundation, Engineering Management students can choose a specialty track. Fourteen of the tracks are for the individual contributor or functional manager who wants to further develop a mix of management and technical skills while enhancing the ability to supervise technical personnel. The Technical Leadership track is an option for those pursuing a career in systems acquisition, systems development, or a design/build domain as a product line manager, project manager, program manager, or aspirations for general management. Check out our new program at https://ep.jhu.edu/programs-and-courses/programs/engineering-management.

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report has assessed online Engineering Management programs. In the 2020 ranking, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Master of Engineering Management was ranked No. 1. Our highly ranked and well-respected program combines management, leadership, and technical skills emphasizes critical thinking to lead projects, people, and technical organizations. Check out our new program at https://ep.jhu.edu/programs-and-courses/programs/engineering-management.

Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management

The Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management programs will now be offering the following new focus areas:

  • Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability, Graduate Certificate
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Energy Policy and Climate
  • Energy Sciences and Policy
  • Ocean and Coastal Engineering

For more information about the focus areas and the courses associated with them be sure to check out the 2020 Engineering for Professionals academic catalog.

Information Systems Engineering

Starting fall 2020, the Information Systems Engineering (ISE) program will be offering the Foundations of Data Engineering (635.632) course online for the first time. The course is being taught by Perry Wilson and provides a survey of concepts and techniques used in data engineering.

Recent Student/Faculty Publications:

Jeffrey Chavis, Lanier Watkins, Anna Buczak, Aviel D. Rubin, Connected Home Automated Security Monitor (CHASM): Protecting IoT Through Application of Machine Learning, 10th Annual Computing and Communications Workshop and Conference (IEEE CCWC 2020), (January, 2020).

Materials Science and Engineering

Beginning this fall, the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program will be offering the Metal Additive Manufacturing (515.655) online for the first time. This program will be taught by John Slotwinski and students taking this class will be expected to participate actively and bring to the class real or potential applications of Additive Manufacturing in their workplaces.

Space Systems Engineering

Beginning this fall, the Space Systems Engineering (SSE) program is introducing a new course: Assuring Success of Aerospace Programs (675.740). This course will be taught by Richard Day and Steven Pereira. Technical managers, systems engineers, lead engineers, and mission assurance professionals will benefit from this course, which focuses on the leadership of system safety and mission assurance activities throughout the life cycle of a project to achieve mission success.

Starting fall 2020, the SSE program will begin offering the following courses online:

Systems Engineering

Starting this fall, the Systems Engineering (SE) program will begin offering a new course, Agile Systems Engineering (645.780), online for the first time. This course involves highly-collaborative teamwork requiring at least eight fully-synchronous, Zoom-based conferences in order to present student work as a team: meetings are typically two-hours in length and are designed to be highly-engaged, offering spirited discussions between students and the instructor, Bob Cameron.

SE faculty member, Dave Flanigan was a member of the team to rewrite the third edition of our systems engineering textbook which has now been published, Systems Engineering Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition.