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.
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.
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).
The online graduate programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering maintained high rankings from U.S. News & World Report this year.
In the new report, released January 12, 2016, Johns Hopkins Engineering secured #11 in the overall
Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs rankings, up one spot from last year.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Robert Charles Cammarata II, chair of the Materials Science and Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals.
A well-respected scientist and beloved mentor,
Bob Cammarata died on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from cancer. He was 58.
As it happens with many medical conditions, doctors often have to rely on their patients’ memories to help them come up with the best treatments.
In the case of asthma and allergies, an allergist might ask his/her patient questions about weekly inhaler use, typical symptoms, the locations and situations where the inhaler was needed, and specific activities that might have triggered the symptoms.
It then falls to the patient to accurately recall the answers.
At the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Robert Armiger is focusing on improving the lives of U.S. service members.
On November 17, Dr. John Callahan joined us as part of our regular TechTalk series to lead a discussion on
Blockchain: The Part of the Iceberg Beneath Bitcoin.
The taxicab industry in India is booming. Due to advancements in technology, the availability of low-cost Android smart phones, and growing high-speed Internet access, it's become a rapidly growing intra-city business throughout the country.
Because the growth has been so sudden, however, Indian taxicab systems are notoriously unreliable and unavailable. Unfortunately, in recent years, there have also been reports of crimes either committed by passengers or the drivers themselves.
In the aerospace industry, CubeSats—which are essentially mini satellites—have become a valuable platform for technology demonstration and scientific discovery.