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computer science

Misinformation
Study confirms rise in demand for unproven, unsafe COVID-19 treatments
Published April 30, 2020
Comments by President Trump, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk correlate to massive increase in searches for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine
Q+A
Social media and COVID-19
Published March 27, 2020
Mark Dredze discusses how social media can help support messaging from public health organizations and combat the spread of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic
The outsize influence of anti-vax ads on social media
Published Spring 2020
A majority of the anti-vaccine Facebook ads came from just two groups, study finds. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Music
Harmonious hacking
Published Feb 5, 2020
Peabody hackathon focuses on innovations in music composition, performance, and education
Intersession 2020
Poker class bet wins big
Published Jan 30, 2020
Nearly 250 students registered for the class, which had lectures focused on strategy, Machiavellian maneuvers, and how to calculate odds
Plays well with humans
Published Winter 2019
In the not-too-distant future, robots might assist us at home, school, hospitals, and workplaces. Roboticists and ethicists want to ensure they do so effectively, and help rather than hurt—even if it's just our feelings. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Data science
JHU launches new institute dedicated to data-driven discoveries
Published Nov 18, 2019
TRIPODS Institute brings together mathematicians, statisticians, theoretical computer scientists, and engineers to further the next generation of data analysis
Science+Technology
Look what's missing
Published Oct 10, 2019
The reference genome, used as a representative sample of the human genome, lacks genetic material found in individuals of African descent
Tony baseball
Published Summer 2019
Anton Dahbura has combined his love of America's pastime and computer science to develop programs that help baseball teams identify the best available athletes / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Engineering
'Mixed reality' makes for better surgeons
Published May 17, 2019
PhD student Ehsan Azimi has developed an augmented reality headset to help brain surgeons train for high-risk operations