The Whiting School of Engineering offers a minor in Computer Integrated Surgery (CIS) for full-time, undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins. The minor is particularly well suited for students interested in computer integrated surgery issues who are majoring in a variety of disciplines including biomedical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The minor provides formal recognition of the depth and strength of a student’s knowledge of the concepts fundamental to CIS beyond the minimal requirements of his/her major.
In order to minor in CIS, a student will require a minor advisor from the Engineering Research Center in Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC) in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics. Current faculty members available as advisors include Professors Russell Taylor (CS), Greg Hager (CS), Jerry Prince (ECE), Ralph Etienne-Cummings (ECE), Louis Whitcomb (ME), Noah Cowan (ME), Marin Kobilarov (ME), Peter Kazanzides (CS), Iulian Iordachita (ME), and Emad Boctor (Radiology).
If you are interested in declaring a CIS minor, please contact Alison Morrow.
To satisfy the requirements for the minor in CIS, a student must have a fundamental background in computer programming and computer science, sufficient mathematical background, and also take a minimum of six courses (with a total of at least 18 credits, earning at least a C- in each course) directly related to concepts relevant to CIS. These six CIS courses must include two fundamental CIS core courses, which provide the student with the fundamental basis for CIS, and four approved upper-level courses (300-level or above) to allow the student to pursue an advanced CIS topic in depth. The additional four upper-level courses must include at least one course designated as an “imaging” course or one course designated as a “robotics” course, as discussed below.
|EN.600.107||Intro Programming in Java|
Or equivalent experience determined by your CIS minor advisor.
|or AS.110.108||Calculus I|
|AS.110.107||Calculus II (For Biological and Social Science)||4|
|or AS.110.109||Calculus II (For Physical Sciences and Engineering)|
|or AS.110.211||Honors Multivariable Calculus|
|EN.550.291||Lin Alg & Diff Equations||4|
|or AS.110.201||Linear Algebra|
|or AS.110.212||Honors Linear Algebra|
Students must also complete at least four other courses related to CIS. Of these AT LEAST ONE must be in EITHER the Imaging Subgroup OR the Robotics Subgroup.
|Course Number||Course Title||Subgroup|
|EN.600.461||Computer Vision (undergraduate version)||Imaging|
|EN.600.661||Computer Vision (graduate version)||Imaging|
|EN.520.414||Image Processing & Analysis||Imaging|
|EN.520.432/EN.580.472||Medical Imaging Systems||Imaging|
|EN.580.484/EN.580.684||Ultrasound Imaging- Theory and Application||Imaging|
|EN.520.433||Medical Image Analysis||Imaging|
|EN 530.603||Applied Optimal Control (with CIS Project approved by CIS Minor Advisor)||Robotics|
|EN.530.646||Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control||Robotics|
|EN.600.436/EN.600.636||Algorithms for Sensor Based Robotics||Robotics|
|EN.580.471||Principles of Design of BME Instrumentation|
|EN.580.450||Mechanics of Living Tissues|
|EN.520.448||Electronics Design Lab|
|EN.520.425||FPGA (with Medical Robotics Project approved by CIS Minor Advisor)|
|EN.600.476||Machine Learning: Data to Models (with CIS Project approved by CIS Minor Advisor)|
|EN.530.445||Intro to Biomechanics|