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.

Robert Ghrist Named Inaugural Faculty Co-Director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students

Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor with appointments in Penn Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named an inaugural co-director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students. The Office, established in the spring, is designed to to support first-generation […]

More on Penn Engineering’s New MCIT Online Program

Yesterday, Penn Engineering announced its first completely online master’s degree: MCIT Online. The program, offered on Coursera, is aimed at students who want to break into tech, but don’t have a computer science background.

University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering Launches Online Master’s in Computer Science

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science today announced its first completely online master’s degree, a Master of Computer and Information Technology. MCIT Online is designed to be affordable, at one-third the cost of an on-campus degree, and open to students with no previous background in computer science. Offered exclusively on Coursera, […]

CBE Welcomes Professor Chinedum Osuji

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering welcome Dr. Chinedum Osuji. Dr. Osuji joins the School as the Eduardo D. Glandt Presidential Professor. He leads an experimental research group focused on structure and dynamics of soft matter and complex fluids. Topics of interest include structure-property relationships in ordered soft materials, directed self-assembly of block copolymers […]

Frontiers, Fundamentals, and Future Directions of Transport: From Theory to Applications

A symposium in honor of Dr. Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering Sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department at the University of Pennsylvania Join us at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall 3330 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA […]

Penn Engineering Announces Four New Scholarly Chairs

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of four Scholarly Chairs: Drs. Jason Burdick, Zachary Ives, Vivek Shenoy and Beth Winkelstein. These are well-deserved honors and we celebrate the privilege of having each of these outstanding scholars among us. Jason A. Burdick has been named the Robert D. Bent Professor of Bioengineering. Dr. Burdick […]

Insup Lee Named ACM Fellow

Insup Lee, Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in the Departments of Computer and Information Science and Electrical Systems and Engineering, has been appointed fellow status by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for, “theoretical and practical contributions to compositional real-time scheduling and runtime verification.” The ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, […]

Shu Yang Elected Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow

Shu Yang, Ph.D., Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a professional society based in the United Kingdom with over 50,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1841, RSC is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. […]

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