Systems Engineering Seminar: Creating a Better System to Monitor Satellites
July 11, 2016

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.

Systems Engineering Seminar: Protecting Soldiers Who Investigate Blast Sites
June 10, 2016

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.

Instructor Spotlight: Erin Hein
May 2, 2016

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 Launches New Online Master's Degree in Financial Mathematics
April 29, 2016

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.

Systems Engineering Seminar: Detecting Warranty Fraud
April 7, 2016

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).

Sara Kouroupis Named Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student
March 25, 2016

Sara Kouroupis is currently a master's student in our Electrical and Computer Engineering program and also a staff member in the space department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Prosperetti Selected for Applied Mechanics Award
March 7, 2016

Andrea Prosperetti, chair of the part-time Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering, recently received the 2016 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The award recognizes significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics.

Systems Engineering Seminar: Real-Time Tumor Tracking
March 7, 2016

How can engineers improve cancer treatment? Recent graduate Erich Walker has a big idea: let's use systems engineering principles to help make external beam radiation therapy more effective.

External beam radiation therapy, or EBRT, is a common type of cancer therapy that directs a beam of radiation from outside the body at the cancerous tissues inside the body.

APL Named One of World's Most Innovative Companies
February 26, 2016

Fast Company magazine recently named the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as one of the world's most innovative companies of 2016 for building the bionic man, one arm at a time.

Systems Engineering Seminar: Detecting Illegal Radio Frequency Transmissions
February 1, 2016

Two government agencies recently identified a serious problem: there is virtually no cost-effective and reliable system available right now that can detect illegal radio frequency transmissions.

As part of his Systems Engineering master's project, current student Robert Mascoe decided to address this problem head on by applying common systems engineering principles (i.e., Need, Requirements, Functions, System Model, and Solution).


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