Engineering’s New Open Online Course Teaches Computational Thinking
In a world increasingly dependent on data-driven decision making, understanding the way computers process information has become an asset in almost every field and career. Penn Engineering’s newest open online course — Computational Thinking for Problem Solving — is built around the idea that this skill shouldn’t only be the domain of computer scientists and programmers.
Computer and Information Science Names 2018 J.P. Eckert Master’s Fellows
The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS)is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 J.P. Eckert Master’s Fellowship. This fellowship is named in honor of J. Presper Eckert, co-inventor of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chinedum Osjui Named APS Fellow
Chinedum Osjui, Eduardo D. Glandt Presidential Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Penn, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). His fellowship nomination was for insightful determination of the structure and functional properties of soft materials and especially the self-assembly and processing of polymers by the novel application of external […]
Vivek Shenoy and the Power of Penn
Earlier this month in Boston, Penn President Amy Gutmann hosted a panel discussion as part of the “Power of Penn” campaign. This event was one of several being held in major cities, aiming to raise $4.1 billion for the University’s priorities, underpinned by the commitment to innovation, inclusion, and impact.
Alexa Spagnola: Making Connections at the ITBA Lab
Alexa Spagnola is a sophomore studying electrical engineering who took part in the Renewable Energy global service learning program in Argentina this past summer. The program involves a semester-long survey of the technical and cultural knowledge necessary to prepare students for a three-week service trip to Buenos Aires. There, they work alongside students at the Instituto Technológico […]
Liang Feng Elected Fellow of the Optical Society
Liang Feng, assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Optical Society. The scholarly society has, since 1916, been the “world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote […]
Shu Yang Elected an American Physical Society Fellow
Shu Yang, professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Her fellowship nomination was from the scholarly society’s Topical Group on Soft Matter.
Michael Mitchell Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
“High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Will Apply Machine Learning to Engineer Delivery Technologies for Gene Editing and Immunotherapy
Deep Jariwala Wins Nanomaterials Young Investigator Award
The journal Nanomaterials has named Deep Jariwala, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, the winner of its annual Young Investigator awards.
Penn Engineering Groups Awarded NSF Grants to Work Toward ‘Quantum Leap’
One group will design robust, integrated quantum memory devices based on defects in diamond, and the other group will develop materials to encode and decode quantum information in single photons. These technologies will be part of the safest and most secure information network ever seen.