School of Engineering & Applied Science

Android Passcodes Deciphered by Smudges

August 12, 2010

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science use photography to reveal breaches in smartphone password protection.

Article Source: New York Times

Market Data Firm Spots the Tracks of Bizarre Robot Traders

August 4, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science applies algorithms to stock market trading.

Article Source: The Atlantic

Citizen Science: People Power

August 4, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says, “We're at the dawn of a new era, in which computation between humans and machines is being mixed.”

Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 1, 2010

Mechanical Regulation Effects Stem Cell Development, Adhesion

PHILADELPHIA –- Bioengineers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a system to control the flexibility of the substrate surfaces on which cells are grown without changing the surface properties, providing a technique for more controlled lab experiments on cellular mechanobiology, an important step in the scientific effort to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces in their environment.

Why Facebook Friends Are Worth Keeping

July 22, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says social networking services can teach one to be more influential.

Article Source: New Scientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 21, 2010

Collaboration Leads to Simpler Method for Building Varieties of Nanocrystal Superlattices

PHILADELPHIA –- Collaboration by chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania has created a simple and inexpensive method to rapidly grow centimeter-scale membranes of binary nanocrystal superlattices, or BNSLs, by crystallizing a mixture of nanocrystals on a liquid surface.

Five Robots to Watch

July 15, 2010

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab’s quadrotor robot is showcased.

Article Source: New York Times

Letting the Machines Decide

July 13, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says computers are aiding stock market traders in ways experts can’t.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Congress Looks at Mobile Location Services and Privacy

June 23, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science provides expert testimony at a congressional hearing on mobile location services.

Article Source: Washington Post

U. Penn Group Builds 'Virtual Blood' Simulator

June 22, 2010

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science leads a team of researchers in the creation of a virtual heart attack simulator.