Sep 1, 2023 -
The GSA is excited to share a summary of some of the accomplishments that we have had over the past academic year. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside both students and JHU administration as we work together to make Hopkins the best place to obtain your graduate degree.
Read more details about our Advocacy at the link below!
Don't hesitate to reach out to the GSA with any questions or ideas on how the GSA can better support you! We are here to help!
Each month, the GSA will be recognizing two graduate students (PhD or MS) who have achieved excellence academically, or in the community!
Winners will receive a $25 gift card and will be featured right here on the GSA website!
Click the link above to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Winners will be announced at the GSA general body meetings.
This year, Akshaya co-first authored a paper on blood tests for early detection of liver cancer that was published in Cancer Discovery, and presented an abstract on her work at the AACR Annual Meeting (American Association for Cancer Research). She was a winner of the JHU Career Impact Award, which was awarded to ten individuals across the university (including students, faculty, staff and alumni) for efforts in support of the Johns Hopkins Community. Finally, she published five articles in the JHU Biomedical Odyssey Blog on topics ranging from Baltimore area activities to health care policy.
Ashwin has been investigating the effect of out-of-distribution (OOD) data in machine learning problems through the lens of statistical learning theory during the past year alongside his collaborators in UPenn. This work was recently accepted to the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2023 that would be held in Honolulu, Hawaii this July. Previous versions of this work have been presented at workshops organized within NeurIPS and the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in 2022. In the latter workshop which was on the topic of OOD generalization in computer vision, it was recognized as the best short paper. More recently, he started working on formalizing a novel machine learning framework dubbed prospective learning. It aims to reframe the classical machine learning problem to handle dynamic futures that are partially learnable. This would have the potential to more accurately model real-world learning problems and lead to a better understanding of both artificial and natural intelligences. A preliminary work on prospective learning was accepted to the Conference on Lifelong Learning Agents (CoLLAs) 2023 that would be held in Montreal, Canada this August. This work lays the foundation to developing more grounded theory and algorithms surrounding prospective learning in the coming months.
The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to be a fluid situation for all of us at Hopkins. Follow the link to learn more about the University's current information and updates on COVID-19.
The Graduate Coating Ceremony honors Ph.D. candidates who have passed their qualifying exams, transitioning from a Ph.D. student to a Ph.D. candidate. Each coat is embroidered with the student's name and with a graduate student pin affixed, which represents the unity of each of the 16 Johns Hopkins University doctoral programs.
Located in WBSB G-3, the GSA lounge offers ample seating and tables for students to relax, study, and host events! Come lounge in our comfy couch or even take a nap!
Provided to the lounge by OGBE, these computers are available free to use! Just make sure you log off when you finish!
We have a free printer, courtesy of OGBE, in the lounge that you can use to print out your assignments and study notes!
The GSA lounge is equipped with a large whiteboard and markers for you to use to optimize your study time!
The kitchen contains appliances such as Fridge/Freezer, Keurig, Microwave and much more! Please make sure to clean up after yourself so many can enjoy this space.
If you want to borrow some supplies for an event your hosting, the GSA is happy to help. We have supplies such as lawn games, tables, drink coolers and more! Contact our VP of Events for more information!