School of Engineering & Applied Science

Video: Robots Playing Soccer at This Year’s RoboCup Is Like Watching Toddlers Learn to Kick

July 22, 2015

Doctoral candidate Steve McGill of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted about RoboCup 2015.

Article Source: Mashable.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 27, 2015

Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy

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As summer associates with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Lisa Shmulyan, Bobby Lundquist and Amber Hu are using data, research and social media to help donors make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving. 

Step Forward for Computing by Light

July 24, 2015

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains how a photodetector sensitive to the “spin” of photons could improve computing.

Article Source: BBC News

Step Forward for Computing by Light

July 24, 2015

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on computing using light and photo-detector devices.

Article Source: BBC News
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 24, 2015

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Battle of the Bots: U.S. Blocks Iran and Putters Ball to Glory in RoboCup Finals

July 22, 2015

A robot named THORwin, designed by Penn students is featured for winning the “adult-size humanoid” category in the RoboCup soccer final competition.

Article Source: Guardian (U.K.)
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2015

Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property of Silicon, With Photonic Applications

By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.   

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 17, 2015

Researchers at Penn Develop Scar-like Culture Systems to Understand and Treat Fibrosis

A scar might be a reminder of an accident or surgery, but the fibrous tissue that makes up a scar also forms after a heart attack and arises in solid tumors as well as in chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis and muscular dystrophy. Implanted medical devices and materials are similarly surrounded by fibrous capsules that impede their function.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 July 8, 2015

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Your Brain: An Ever-changing Network’

WHO:     Danielle Bassett

Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation

Department of Bioengineering

Technology Experts Hit Back at FBI on Encryption

July 7, 2015

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for contributing to a paper about encryption.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal