Kwadwo Asamoah Boateng: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni

This is part of our series of articles written by Penn Engineering alumni about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. This article is written by Kwadwo Asamoah Boateng, who graduated with a M.S.E. degree in Computer and Information Science in 2012. He is currently Senior Director of Engineering at Group Nine […]

Matt Blaze: A New Model of Voting Threats

An article published in Ars Technica quotes associate professor of Computer and Information Science Matt Blaze on the way threats to election security are changing.

Penn Electric Racing is featured in’s “Penn’s electric race car team seeks fourth title in four years”

Mayur Naik: Building Better Software

In many industries and academic fields, more people are finding it helpful to know some basic programming, but not all of them want to get full degrees in computer science. Meanwhile, as modern software ecosystems grow more and more complex, even those who do spend their undergraduate years studying computer science cannot learn everything. As […]

Cynthia Lee: Providing Role Models for Women in Computer Science

Cynthia Lee is a senior in the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS). She currently assists with research at the Computational Genetics Laboratory, where she is learning to GPU program. She spent the past two summers in Germany, interning for an e-learning research group, ELLI2 and a renewable energy firm, innogy. For more than […]

GRASP’s VIO-Swarm Flies on its Own

GRASP researchers Giuseppe Loianno, Aaron Weinstein and Adam Cho invited Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Tom Avril and photographer Tim Tai to check out their latest quadrotors. Dubbed VIO-Swarm, these flying robots use stereoscopic vision instead of GPS or external cameras to figure out where they are and where they’re going, opening up the possibility of using […]

Michael Kearns on Marketplace: ‘Can we blame algorithms for market volatility?’

Michael Kearns, founding director of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences and National Center Professor of Management & Technology in Penn Engineering’s Department of Computer and Information Science, spoke to Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood on Friday, explaining the role of trading algorithms on recent stock market swings.

Penn Engineers Receive $6.1 Million Grant from Office of Naval Research to Reduce Software Complexity

The larger a fortress, the more spots there are for attackers to sneak in. One might think of software in a similar way: making software more complicated can also make it more vulnerable. “The trend of increasing software complexity has no end in sight,” says Mayur Naik, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science (CIS). […]

Inventing the Interconnected Future

Anesthesiologists carefully monitor an infant during surgery to assure she receives a steady flow of oxygen. Yet should anything go awry, by the time the pulse oximeter on her finger indicates a falling oxygen level, she may already be in danger. To develop a more protective earlier warning system, engineers with Penn Research in Embedded […]

Combatting ‘Fairness Gerrymandering’ with Socially Conscious Algorithms

Decision-making algorithms help determine who gets into college, is approved for a mortgage, and anticipate who is most likely to commit another crime after being released from jail. These algorithms are made by programs that ingest massive databases and are instructed to find the factors that best predict the desired outcome.

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