A headshot of Barton Paulhamus wearing a blue shirt.

Bart Paulhamus, co-founder and chief of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s (APL) Intelligent Systems Center, has been appointed chair of the Artificial Intelligence program at Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP).

The program, one of a suite of EP offerings ranked No. 2 in the Computer Information Technology category by U.S. News & World Report, leverages Johns Hopkins Engineering’s expertise in AI, positioning students for success in this rapidly growing field. The highly advanced curriculum is both broad and deep, comprising topics in machine learning, computer robotics, and natural language processing. When Johns Hopkins launched the program two years ago, it was one of the nation’s first fully online master’s in AI.

“The program provides the strong foundation of excellence that sets our students up for success,” said Paulhamus. “I am excited to continue to build on what we have established over the last two years, designing and providing them with technologically advanced education that ensures our students emerge as artificial intelligence engineers.”

Paulhamus earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in both computer science and engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctor of Engineering—with a focus on computer science—at Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Engineering for Professionals faculty in 2010, teaching multiple master’s-level courses. At APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department, he leads a team of 130 research scientists and engineers who focus on artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, and human-machine teaming.

“I am confident that Bart’s extensive 20-year experience in artificial intelligence and his decades-long role as an instructor and advisor for EP is just what the program needs to continue to flourish,” said Dan Horn, associate vice dean for professional education and lifelong learning. “He will bring big ideas and strong leadership to the program and to EP overall.”

About Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals

Established to provide convenient, accessible graduate education for the technical workforce, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals is a part-time, online graduate program offering engineering master’s degrees and certificates in more than 20 disciplines. Instructors working at the top of their industries impart cutting-edge knowledge and real-world skills in collaborative, interactive learning environments. EP serves nearly 5,000 students across the country and offers a modern, relevant curriculum that prepares graduates to excel in their careers as scientists and engineers.