PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator
Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Vohra's work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.
Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds
Erica Ball was just 3 years old when she begged her parents to let her play the piano. She doesn't remember exactly what sparked her interest, but Ball says her fluency grew quickly as she progressed from playing on a tiny keyboard to a baby grand by middle school.
Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story
Often comprised of "collected" and staged objects, Brent Wahl's work includes items that he's found in various sites that are potentially loaded with meaning—from empty lots and construction sites to the side of the road.
Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore
Last March, an interdisciplinary team of Penn undergraduate students beat out 11,000 applicants worldwide to be named one of six regional winners of the Hult Prize, a $1 million challenge inviting university students to create a start-up addressing global issues.
PCI Brings Research and Industry Closer Together
President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership, and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how, and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.