Penn Electric Racing (PER), a team of about 60 students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designs and builds electric speedsters to race in the Formula SAE Electric competition in Lincoln, Nebraska and in Formula North in Barrie, Ontario, each year.

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Penn Engineering Announces First Ivy League Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence

The Raj and Neera Singh Program in Artificial Intelligence is the latest in a long list of Penn Engineering firsts. It responds to the critical need for specialized engineers in the wake of the rapid rise of generative AI technologies, and the potential for tremendous impact as we confront society’s greatest challenges. This program will be available beginning in fall 2024, with applications for existing Penn students who would like to transfer into the 2024 cohort available this spring. Fall 2025 applications for all prospective students will be made available during the fall 2024 admissions cycle. READ MORE

George Pappas Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

George Pappas, UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation in ESE, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his significant “contributions in analysis, synthesis, and control of safety-critical cyber-physical systems.” Pappas joins a distinguished group of 114 new members and 21 international members that comprise the NAE Class of 2024.

Election to the NAE is one of the highest professional honors for an engineer, and Pappas’ induction places him among esteemed company. READ MORE

Mark Allen Named Chair of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Mark G. Allen has been named Chair of the Department of ESE. Allen is the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering with secondary appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He comes to this position after serving more than 10 years as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. READ MORE

Getting to Know the Detkin Lab: A Collaborative Playground Supporting the Next Generation of Electrical and Systems Engineers

Large amounts of data are becoming more accessible every day in almost all industries. Electrical and system engineering skills such as developing nanoscale devices, designing high-power, high-frequency electronics and building intelligent and autonomous systems that can sense, interpret and train AI models are in high demand but are not easy to teach in a traditional classroom. Penn Engineering’s Peter Detkin Lab combines the classroom, lab and maker space into one, providing students with an experience that not only teaches those skills, but encourages students to push limits even further. READ MORE

Making Better Decisions with AI

As artificial intelligence becomes more integrated into our daily lives, it’s essential that these systems are able to accurately make decisions in the real world, and react appropriately in complex, ever-changing environments. That’s the goal of research by Kaustubh Sridhar, a doctoral student in Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) in the Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE) Center. Sridhar’s research on AI decision making aims to make current models of the world more accurate, to create AI systems that can better learn from expert data, and to create systems that can adapt to new situations quickly. READ MORE

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Building Robots that Learn: Pratik Chaudhari Investigates the Underpinnings of AI

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Penn Engineering Wins $13.5 Million Grant from DARPA to Enhance National Computer Security

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The Hidden Geometry of Learning: Neural Networks Think Alike

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Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) is a rapidly growing department within Penn Engineering whose mission is focused on synthesis of devices and design theory underlying the interface between the material world and the information and work humans seek to exchange with it and each other.

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