School of Engineering & Applied Science

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2013

Penn, Carnegie Mellon Receive Grant for Transportation Research

The University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $5.65 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for a joint research center to conduct transportation technology research and development.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 2, 2013

Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania will officially open the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4.

B-Schools Are Starting to Look More Like D-Schools

September 26, 2013

Jerry Wind of the Wharton School comments on the integration of design and marketing and the benefits of the new Masters in Integrated Product Design degree.

Article Source: BusinessWeek
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2013

Penn Researchers Use Facebook Data to Predict Users’ Age, Gender and Personality Traits

In the age of social media, people's inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is interested in whether a computational analysis of this language can provide as much, or more, insight into their personalities as traditional methods used by psychologists, such as self-reported surveys and questionnaires.

This Hacker Might Seem Shady, but Throwing Him in Jail Is Bad for Everyone

September 23, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned for his interpretation on the U.S. government’s position on hacker Andrew Auenheimer.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471September 30, 2013

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab, Wharton's Mack Institute Take Y-Prize Global

Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition.

Changing Skyline: Singh Center Enlivens Penn Campus

September 20, 2013

Penn’s newly constructed Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How Arjun Raj Reveals the Inner Workings of Cells

September 16, 2013

Arjun Raj of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for his research as one of Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten.

Article Source: Popular Science

Seemingly Unimportant Mutations Can Foster Disease

August 14, 2013

Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for studying modern evolutionary biology.

Article Source: Scientific American

Benevolent Hackers Convene at Penn

September 9, 2013

The PennApps competition is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com