[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Intelligent Systems at the JHU School of Engineering and JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Louis L. Whitcomb llw at jhu.edu
Mon Mar 30 16:38:30 PDT 2015

Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Intelligent Systems at the JHU 
School of Engineering and JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) and the 
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) invite 
applications for the position of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor 
(BDP). The BDP is expected to lead research in one or more of the 
research areas of robotics, neuromorphic systems, and autonomy. 
Preference will be given to applicants at the tenured full professor 
level, but exceptionally qualified candidates at other ranks will be 
considered. The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDPs), endowed 
by JHU alumni, philanthropist, and former New York City Mayor Michael R. 
Bloomberg, will form a cadre of fifty world-class faculty members whose 
excellence in research, teaching, and service will be centered on 
interdisciplinary scholarship.

At WSE the BDP will hold a tenured Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship 
in one of WSE’s nine academic departments, and have office and 
laboratory facilities in WSE’s Laboratory for Computational Sensing and 
Robotics (LCSR), an interdisciplinary academic center for engineering, 
research, and development.  LCSR is comprised of faculty and students 
from several WSE Departments (including Mechanical Engineering, Computer 
Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical 
Engineering), the JHU School of Medicine (SOM), and the JHU Applied 
Physics Laboratory. Located in Hackerman Hall at the Johns Hopkins 
University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland, this unique 
research center is one of the largest and most technologically advanced 
robotics research centers in the world.

At APL the BDP will serve as Center Chief for the new APL Intelligent 
Systems Center (ISC).  The ISC is a new initiative that brings together 
all of our research on robotics, autonomous systems, neuroscience, and 
information sciences. The very purpose of this Center is 
cross-disciplinary collaboration. For the Center Chief we are seeking a 
visionary, inspirational leader with deep expertise in at least one of 
the core disciplines listed above and the ability to build 
cross-disciplinary teams. The Center is focused on exploiting the vast 
power of intelligent systems to solve critical challenges facing our 
nation. Such challenges include creating autonomous robotic teams 
capable of assisting humans in disaster relief missions, creating 
portable and non-invasive brain-computer interface technologies that 
allow humans to control computers with their thoughts, and creating 
systems that provide total situational awareness and event prediction in 
complex environments. Within APL, the Center is intended to serve as a 
Laboratory-wide resource that fosters collaboration and provides thought 
leadership in the realm of intelligent systems. External to APL, a 
primary duty of the Center Chief is to establish enduring partnerships 
with WSE and the larger Johns Hopkins enterprise.

Opportunities for interactions across the University include 
transdisciplinary Centers and Institutes: the Laboratory for 
Computational Sensing and Robotics, and the Institute for NanoBio 
Technology; the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health 
Institute; the Systems Institute. Departments: Computer Science, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biology, Neuroscience; and 
Divisions across Johns Hopkins: Applied Physics Laboratory, School of 
Medicine, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Bloomberg School of 
Public Health.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate and is expected to have a 
strong, independent, internationally recognized research reputation, and 
the ability to contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate 

All applications should be submitted electronically to 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5468 The application should 
include a brief cover letter describing the principal expertise and 
accomplishments of the applicant, a curriculum vitae, a research 
statement including research directions and future plans, a teaching 
statement, and several representative journal publications. Candidates 
should not provide any suggested references.  The application package 
should be received by May 31, 2015 to ensure full consideration, but 
applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions 
can be addressed to Louis Whitcomb (llw at jhu.edu).

Johns Hopkins University is committed to building a diverse environment; 
women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins 
University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Louis L. Whitcomb, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Louis R. Sardella Faculty Scholar
223 Latrobe Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 21218-2681
llw at jhu.edu, 410-516-5970, www.me.jhu.edu
Sr. Admin. Coordinator: Ms. Deana Santoni dsantoni at jhu.edu

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