When The Compass was preparing this year's
special insert on new faculty in all of the schools (Almanac October
7), the School of Engineering and Applied Science sent thumbnail sketches
of its six new faculty directly from the Dean's Office, and arranged for
photographs to be sent from an off-campus source. Inexplicably, the photographs
did not arrive. But the Dean has since tracked them down, and we are pleased
to present them now on behalf of The Compass.
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, specializes
in computer-aided verification with strong ties to diverse areas such as
CAD, software engineering, real-time systems, and control systems; Ph.D.
Kwabena A. Boahen,
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering/Secondary in Electrical Engineering
and Skirkanich Term Assistant Professor, specializes in neuro implementation
with VLSI with a biology interest; Ph.D. from CalTech.
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Skirkanich Professor
of Materials Innovation, specializes in processing and properties of
ceramics and metals, ferroelectrics, and thin films. He joins Penn from
a faculty post at the University of Michigan; Ph.D. from MIT.
Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering, specializes in operations
scheduling and planning; capacity planning and technology choice, logistics
and transportation, equipment replacement, and asset allocation; Ph.D. from
Scott L. Diamond,
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering/Secondary in Bioengineering,
specializes in endothelial cell mechanobiology, drug and gene delivery,
thrombolytic therapies, and biotransport phenomena. He joins Penn from a
faculty post at SUNY, Buffalo; Ph.D. from Rice.
Camillo J. Taylor,
Assistant Professor of Computer and Infor mation Science, specializes
in machine vision; sensor-based control of mobile robots; real-time, autonomous
control of auto mobiles using stereo vision; and 3-D model recovery of architectural
scenes; Ph.D. from Yale.