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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Rakesh Vohra Wins SIGecom Test of Time Award

Rakesh Vohra, George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor, has won the 2020 SIGecom Test of Time Award for his paper, “Calibrated Learning and Correlated Equilibrium.” The SIGecom Test of Time Award recognizes research published between ten and twenty-five years ago that has, as the name suggests, stood the test of time in its field. Read More.

Faster Together

Firooz Aflatouni has built his career on designing clever combinations of electronic and photonic technology with applications from laser-based 3D imaging, to microwave “cameras” that can see through walls or into tumors, to brain-machine interface systems. One current project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), focuses on making an electronic-photonic chip that can transfer tens of thousands of times more data per second than those found in current modems. Read More.

Nikil Ragav Wants to Bring High-tech, Hands-on Learning to All Students

Nikil Ragav is a senior in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) where he is studying Electrical Engineering at SEAS, as well as information, and decisions at the Wharton School. Ragav is the 2020 President’s Innovation Prize recipient for inventXYZ, a program where high school students from all backgrounds across the country take on projects in which they develop 21st-century technology. Read More.

Penn Engineers’ Filters Could Enable High-quality Lasers at a Fraction of their Current Size and Cost

Firooz Aflatouni, Skirkanich Assistant Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, is an expert at combining photonic and electronic elements on single microchips, getting the most out of both systems. Now, he and lab member Mohamad Hossein Idjadi have applied this expertise toward reducing low-cost lasers’ frequency noise, achieving the same, if not better, performance as the larger, more expensive lasers. Read more.

EE Junior Alexa Spagnola on Building Technology to Confront COVID-19

In April 2020, EE Junior Alexa Spagnola and her team took first place in the NYU Abu Dhabi Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World. This highly selective, invitational competition puts 60 top computer science and engineering students from around the world into teams and tasks them with developing a mobile or web-based app that serves a humanitarian purpose. Read More.

A Note From Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering

I would like to take this time and space to reach out to all of the members of the Penn Engineering community: our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends. I write today from my home in Philadelphia, where I am going through the feedback we’ve received after the first days of 100-percent-online instruction at Penn Engineering. Read More.

Tania Khanna Receives Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding teaching ability, dedication to innovative undergraduate instruction, and exemplary service to the School in consistently inspiring students in the engineering and scientific profession. Read More.

Penn Engineering Announces a New Scholarly Chair: Jane Li

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce that Jing (Jane) Li has been named an Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Li’s research interests include software/hardware co-design for both legacy and emerging applications, with a strong emphasis on real hardware demonstration through architecting, designing, fabricating and testing new hardware prototypes both at chip level and system level.

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Megan Ryerson on Designing Transportation Around a Pandemic

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Penn Engineering’s ‘Summer Reading’ Project

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Rakesh Vohra Wins SIGecom Test of Time Award

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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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