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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Advancing Women

More than 100 high school students and 30 teachers from across the country came to Penn for two days of panel discussions, lab tours, and keynote presentations as part of the fifth Girls Advancing in STEM (GAINS) conference. The gathering showcases STEM career options and allows high school students to interact with female role models like Alexa Murray (left), a GAINS volunteer and College of Engineering and Applied Science senior from Greenwich, Connecticut. Read More

The Perfect Storm

Lee Bassett, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, and his research team recently discovered a new quantum system in a two-dimensional material, which functions at room temperature and can be coupled to other devices. Read More

George Pappas Elected IFAC Fellow

George Pappas, UPS Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). The IFAC is a scholarly society devoted to the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering in diverse fields, including engineering, biological, social and economic systems. Read More

Mini Autonomous Vehicles Race for Community-Driven Research

Alongside colleagues at Oregon State University, Penn and Clemson, former ESE postdoc Houssam Abbas is designing the auto industry’s future on a miniature scale — a one-tenth scale, to be precise. Read More

An Eye on Advanced Robotics

Kendall Queen has a clear vision of the future, and it includes giving sight to robots. “If we can create the technology that allows machines to understand the world around them, we can harness the power of robotics to effectively take on the difficult, dangerous or mundane tasks humans do. To get there, the key is computer vision,” says Queen, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Read More

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When Curiosity Meets Nano Device Fabrication

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University of Pennsylvania receives $25 million gift to create data science building

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Using Systems Engineering to Design a ‘Masterpiece Spreadsheet’ For Sustaining Human Life in Space

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ESE Seminar Series

ESE Thesis Defense: Zhe Xuan

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ESE Seminar: “Management Strategies for Hyperscale Datacenters”

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ESE Seminar: “Beyond Supervised Learning for Biomedical Imaging”

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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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