School of Engineering & Applied Science

New Engineering Dean at Penn

March 3, 2015

Vijay Kumar is featured as the new dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 3, 2015
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 26, 2015

Penn Trustees Approve Design for Pennovation Center at Pennovation Works Site

The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and adjacent to the University campus.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 23, 2015

Three Penn Researchers Awarded Sloan Fellowships

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Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them the next generation of scientific leaders.

Three University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among this year’s Sloan Research Fellowship recipients.

What Exactly Is ‘Game Theory’?

February 18, 2015

Rakesh Vohra of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on game th

Article Source: BBC News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

Penn Student Chronicles the Emergence of Interdisciplinary Science Through Architecture

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Brit Shields, a graduate student in History and Sociology of Science, explores the role the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter played shaping the growth of interdisciplinary research at Penn.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Collaboration across scientific disciplines can lead to groundbreaking innovation. But, just as it takes a special type of scholar to cross academic boundaries, it takes a special type of building to make interdisciplinary alliances possible.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

An Introduction to ‘Differential Privacy,’ from Penn Professor Aaron Roth

The ability to amass, store, manipulate and analyze information from millions of people at once has opened a vast frontier of new research methods. But, whether these methods are used in the service of new business models or new scientific findings, they also raise questions for the individuals whose information comprises these “big data” sets.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

Penn Researchers Develop New Technique for Making Graphene Competitor, Molybdenum Disulphide

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Physics’ A.T. Charlie Johnson and Engineering’s Ritesh Agarwal, along with members of their labs, have a new way to "seed" the growth of a promising new 2-D material.

Graphene, a single-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a replacement for silicon in electronic devices due to its extremely high conductivity and unbeatable thinness. But graphene is not the only two-dimensional material that could play such a role.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2015

Two University of Pennsylvania Alumni and a Student Win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Three University of Pennsylvania-affiliated people have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

They are Cassi Henderson and Jocelyn Perry, 2013 Penn graduates, and Nicolette Taku, a student at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question

February 12, 2015

Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for a

Article Source: Quanta Magazine