Engineering Alum Doug Glanville Returns to Teach Class on Sports and Social Justice

A graduate of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and former star on the Penn baseball team, Glanville has a longstanding passion and commitment to equity and social justice. He grew up in a diverse and inclusive community in Teaneck, N.J., a city that voted in 1964 to voluntarily desegregate its public schools.

Liz Golden: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni

This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alums in their own words, of their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is written by Liz Golden, who graduated with a dual Wharton MBA and Penn Engineering master’s in Systems Engineering in 2017. She is currently […]

The Future of Technology: Penn Engineering Teach-In Panels

As new technologies emerge, whether related to health care, artificial intelligence, or other aspects of society, they bring with them new ethical challenges. The topic of the future of technology was front and center on day three of the Penn Teach-in. The series of free public events convened by the faculty senate aims to bring […]

Penn Electric Racing Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

After a streak of high-profile wins, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Tom Avril visited the Penn Electric Racing workshop to talk about their next project.

Jan Van der Spiegel Elected to Chair of International Solid-State Circuits Conference

Jan Van der Spiegel, a professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been elected Conference Chair of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) for 2019 and 2020.

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

Self-Reflected: Bringing the Conscious Brain to Life

If you’re lucky enough to wander into the Your Brain exhibit at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, you’re in for a mesmerizing treat — a portrait of the brain, ironically, as it views a work of art. The stunning display, appropriately called Self Reflected, depicts a thin slice of the human brain scaled up by a factor […]

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 […]

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 […]

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