Technology & Engineering


Penn's Flying Robots Have Grasped the Imagination

September 21, 2010

Vijay Kumar, Daniel Mellinger, Frank Shen and Nathan Michael of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab discuss the lab’s quadrotor robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Are Consumers Ready to Trade in Plastic for Cell-Phone Credit Cards?

September 19, 2010

Shawndra Hill of the Wharton School comments on smart-phone credit cards.

Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

Changing Skyline: Despite His Bad Behavior, Greene Made Philadelphia Better

September 17, 2010

John Landis of the School of Design comments on public housing as a portion of new housing in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: The Quadrotor Drone Learns Several Terrifying New Tricks

September 16, 2010

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

Article Source: Gizmodo

Landscape Architects Mix Art, Engineering, Geology to Create Enjoyable Spaces

September 11, 2010

Laurie Olin of the School of Design is cited for his landscape architecture work at the Washington Monument site.

Article Source: Washington Post

Cellphones, Social Networks Make Eavesdropping OK?

September 14, 2010

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says social networking can be used to gather ideas and information without engaging directly.

Article Source: USA Today

Re-Thinking the Internet With Security and Mobility in Mind

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on Internet data centers.

Article Source: Scientific Americam

Pay-TV Industry Shrinks for First Time

September 1, 2010

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School says the pay-TV model has reached saturation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460September 1, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Awarded $7.5 Million From NSF to Contribute “Nebula” to Next Internet Architecture

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of network researchers led by Jonathan Smith of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded $7.5 million by the National Science Foundation to help build a network architecture, Nebula, to support trustworthy “cloud computing” with a secure, more robust next-generation Internet.

The interdisciplinary team includes computer scientists, legal scholars and an economist and will collaborate with industrial researchers from Cisco Systems Inc.

Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites

August 29, 2010

 Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses digital-advertising regulations.

Article Source: New York Times