School of Engineering & Applied Science

Penn Engineer Named to MIT’s List of Top Innovators

August 22, 2014

Duygu Kuzum of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for being named to the MIT Technology Review’s 2014 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.

Four Penn Students Built a Smart Thermometer to Help Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Fevers Anytime, Anywhere

August 22, 2014

Undergraduates Collin Hill and Aaron Goldstein of the Wharton School and William Duckworth of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Arts & Sciences alum Becca Goldstein are featured for developing a smartphone-app thermometer.

Article Source: Business Insider (India)

All the Cords You Use to Charge Your Phones Might Be Obsolete Soon

August 21, 2014

Rahul Mangharam of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about how wireless charging works.

Article Source: Business Insider
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2014

Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of ‘Innovators Under 35’

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The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

1,000-Robot Swarm Created by Researchers

August 14, 2014

Mark Yim of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shares his experience with flocks of robots.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 14, 2014

Penn Engineers Help Record an Electron’s Quantum Behavior

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Konstanz, Germany, have developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect’s entire quantum state and observe how that single electron state changes over time.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Konstanz, Germany, have developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond.

Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously

August 13, 2014

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted on using algorithms to detect and prevent cyberattacks.

Article Source: Wired

xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences

August 10, 2014

Orkan Telhan, Sarah Rottenberg and Carla Diana of the School of Design and Rahul Mangharam of

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 8, 2014

Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

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For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone