Spring 2024 GRASP SFI: Erik Bekkers, University of Amsterdam, “Fast, Expressive SE(n) Equivariant Networks through Weight-Sharing in Position-Orientation Space”

Levine 307 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This will be a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Levine 307 and virtual attendance on Zoom. This week's speaker will be virtual. There will be an extended Q&A/discussion after the seminar from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.  ABSTRACT Based on the theory of homogeneous spaces we derive \textit{geometrically optimal edge attributes} to be used […]

CBE Seminar: “Minimally Invasive Neuroelectronics” (Anqi Zhang, Stanford)

Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Abstract Neuroelectronic interfaces have enabled significant advances in both fundamental neuroscience research and the treatment of neurological disorders. However, current neuroelectronic devices have a clear trade-off between invasiveness and spatial resolution, and are unable to achieve seamless integration into the nervous system with cell-type specificity. In this talk, I will first introduce an ultra-small and […]

BE Seminar: “Endothelial cells and the promise of regeneration on demand” (Brisa Palikuqi, UCSF)

Raisler Lounge (Room 225), Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In this seminar, I explore the pivotal role of tissue stem cells and their microenvironment, known as the niche, in regeneration. With a focus on the endothelial cell niche, my work introduces an innovative in vitro vascularized perfusable model tailored for human tissue explants and organoids. My findings also highlight the crucial contribution of paracrine […]

Spring 2024 GRASP on Robotics: Pietro Valdastri, University of Leeds, “Magnetic Surgical Robots: A “Fantastic Voyage” deep inside the human body”

Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Wu and Chen and virtual attendance on Zoom. ABSTRACT Magnetic fields offer the possibility of manipulating objects from a distance and are ideal for medical applications, as they penetrate human tissue without inflicting any harm on the patient. Magnetic fields can be harnessed to actuate surgical robots, […]

Spring 2024 GRASP SFI: Spring Berman, Arizona State University, “Scalable Control of Distributed Robotic Systems for Environmental Sensing and Interaction”

Levine 307 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This will be a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Levine 307 and virtual attendance on Zoom. This week's speaker will be virtual. ABSTRACT Various applications for autonomous multi-robot systems, such as disaster response, infrastructure repair, agricultural operations, contaminant cleanup, and wildfire suppression, will require these systems to act as distributed sensors, sources, and manipulators […]

CBE Seminar: “Deep Learning-Enabled Design of Functional DNA-Binding Properties” (Cameron Glasscock, University of Washington)

Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Abstract DNA-binding proteins (DBPs) play critical roles in biology and biotechnology, and there has been considerable interest in the engineering of DBPs with new functions or altered specificities. While there has been success in reprogramming and the specificity of naturally occurring DBPs using selection methods, the computational design of new DBPs that engage with DNA […]

MSE SEMINAR “Scalable Classical and Quantum Light Sources”

Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Classical and quantum light sources play a fundamental role in science and technology from quantum computing, to communications, manufacturing, defense, sensing, medicine, or imaging. However, scaling the power of lasers has always come at the cost of single mode operation, a scaling question that has been investigated, without success, since the invention of lasers in […]

BE Seminar: “Systems Immunology Approaches for Tissue Repair and Regeneration” (Andres Munoz-Rojas, Harvard)

Raisler Lounge (Room 225), Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The immune system uses a complex network of interacting cells that work together to regulate tissue physiology, homeostasis, and repair. In muscle, a tightly coordinated network of immunocytes and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is required for adequate skeletal muscle repair after acute injury or disease. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important players in regulating excessive […]

Spring 2024 GRASP on Robotics: Leonidas Guibas, Stanford University, “Compositional Modeling of 3D Objects and Scenes”

Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Wu and Chen and virtual attendance on Zoom. This seminar will NOT be recorded. ABSTRACT Modeling 3D objects and scenes creates many challenges, both on the analysis and the synthesis sides. The focus of this talk is the compositional structure of objects (into parts) and of […]

Research Impact Seminar – Bring Your Research Out of the Lab (Penn Engineering Entrepreneurship)

Towne 327

Learn how to commercialize your research and navigate Penn's innovation ecosystem with Penn Engineering: Entrepreneurship. This is the first part of a series from Penn Engineering’s Entrepreneurship group. Featuring: Andrew Tsourkas, Professor of Bioengineering, Co-Founder, AlphaThera, Inc, Co-Founder, StreamLaunch, Llc and Jeffrey Babin, Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Entrepreneurship at Penn Engineering & […]