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.
If you are interested in declaring a CIS minor, please To add the minor, you must fill out the CIS Advising Plan, showing your plan to complete the minor (you can find this on the this page). Then email your completed course checkout sheet to Dr. Taylor (email@example.com) who oversees the CIS minor. Once Dr. Taylor has signed off on your plan, please send it to Alison Morrow (Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org). You will need to then submit the add minor request in SIS for approval.
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, for a letter grade, 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.
|Gateway Computing: JAVA
|Gateway Computing: Python
|Gateway Computing: Matlab
Or equivalent experience determined by your CIS minor advisor.
|Calculus II (For Biological and Social Science)
|Calculus II (For Physical Sciences and Engineering)
|Honors Multivariable Calculus
|Lin Alg & Diff Equations
|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.
|Image Processing & Analysis
|Medical Imaging Systems
|Medical Image Analysis
|Vision as Bayesian Inferences
|Applied Optimal Control
|Robot Devices, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control
|Algorithms for Sensor-Based Robotics
|Electronics Design Lab
|Introduction to Biomechanics
|Principles of Design of BME Instrumentation
|Machine Learning: Data to Models
|Machine Learning: Deep Learning
Note that the Advising Plan is outdated and will be updated soon.