Penn partners on new app to aid vulnerable youth exiting foster care
Youth leaving foster care lack traditional family resources to help them apply for public benefits, school, or even a job. A new web app unveiled by the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and the Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia literally puts these types of vital resources at the fingertips of vulnerable youth aging […]
Penn Engineering Offers Online Certificate in Computer Science Essentials for Software Development
Beginning in April, Penn Engineering’s Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) will offer a new series of online courses in software development as part of edX’s “Professional Certificate” program. Students will be able to use the Computer Science Essentials for Software Development Professional Certificate to advance their careers and obtain a credential at an affordable […]
Four Penn Engineers Receive 2017 NSF CAREER Awards
Penn Engineering professors Brian Chow, Amish Patel, Victor Preciado and Nadia Heninger have each been selected to receive 2017 NSF CAREER Awards. This award is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the […]
Three Penn Engineering Undergraduates Selected as KPCB Engineering Fellows
Rajat Bhageria (W/ROBO’18), Samantha Chung (NETS’19) and Joseph Gao (CIS’18/CCGT’19) have been selected as 2017 KPCB Engineering Fellows. The KPCB Fellowship Program was developed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, as the firm’s initiative to bring the top one percent of engineering students into its portfolio […]
Aaron Roth Named Class of 1940 Professor
Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen are pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Roth, associate professor of computer and information science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, to the Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair. It became effective March 1.
Penn Senior Lucy Chai Awarded Churchill Scholarship
University of Pennsylvania senior Lucy Chai of Acton, Mass., has received a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation. She is among 15 recipients of the honor, awarded annually to American students to fund a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College.
Stephanie Weirich Receives ACM Sigplan’s Robin Milner Young Researcher Award
Stephanie Weirich is the recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Programming Languages Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. The award is given to recognize outstanding contributions by investigators in the first twenty years of their professional career. The award recognizes Weirich’s deep and sustained contributions to programming language research in the […]
In Memoriam: Ben Taskar, 1977-2013
Ben Taskar, Boeing Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, died of an apparent heart attack on the night of November 17, 2013, at the age of 36. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to Ben’s wife Anat Caspi and daughter Aviv Taskar, and their families. Before leaving for the […]