MEAM Seminar: “Predicting and Reducing High-Speed Jet Noise”

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

The intense noise radiated by supersonic jets leads to sound-induced structural vibration, fatigue and personnel-related operational difficulties. Experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations into the physics and control of jet noise have identified several important sound sources, including wavepackets, screech, Mach wave radiation, and broadband shock associated noise. Reducing the loudest sources of jet noise, without […]

CIS Seminar: “The Long Arm of Theoretical Computer Science: A Case Study in Blockchains/Web3”

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

Blockchains that support a general contract layer (e.g., Ethereum) export the functionality of a general-purpose, ownerless, and open-access computer that can enforce property rights for digital data.  How is such functionality implemented?  Using a lot of extremely cool computer science ideas! And like everywhere else in computer science, theory plays an undeniable role in the […]

ASSET Seminar: How to Design Molecules that Dock Well but Can’t Exist, Jacob Gardner, Ph.D.

Levine 307 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

ABSTRACT:BIO Machine learning has become an indispensable aid to researchers developing the next generation of novel therapeutics. In this talk, I will discuss how some of the most important problems  in virtual screening for new potential drug molecules can be cast as black-box optimization problems, where the goal is to find molecules maximizing some desired property […]

Fall 2022 GRASP SFI: Charlie Andersen and Terry Scott, Burro, “Founders’ journey of building a robotics company in Philadelphia”

Levine 307 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Levine 307 and virtual attendance via Zoom. ABSTRACT Charlie Andersen (CEO) and Terry Scott (CTO) are two of the founders of Burro. They share their origin story of Burro and we follow their journey of building a robotics company and a product intended to bring new […]

MSE Seminar: “A More Sustainable Future via Polymer Circularity”

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

In a Circular Economy, atoms and molecules are kept inside the economy where they continue to produce value, and they are kept out of unwanted places like our environment.  At a high level, this concept applied to polymers and plastics should reduce the flow of material into the environment, while improving efficiency and reducing demand […]

CIS Seminar: “Designing Hardware for Cryptography and Cryptography for Hardware”

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

There have been few high-impact deployments of hardware implementations of cryptographic primitives. We present the benefits and challenges of hardware acceleration of sophisticated cryptographic primitives and protocols, and describe our recent design work in accelerating Fully Homomorphic Encryption by three to four orders of magnitude using programmable hardware accelerators. We argue the significant potential for […]

CIS Seminar: “Designing Hardware for Cryptography and Cryptography for Hardware”

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

There have been few high-impact deployments of hardware implementations of cryptographic primitives. We present the benefits and challenges of hardware acceleration of sophisticated cryptographic primitives and protocols, and describe our recent design work in accelerating Fully Homomorphic Encryption by three to four orders of magnitude using programmable hardware accelerators. We argue the significant potential for […]

Fall 2022 GRASP on Robotics: Daniel Hashimoto, University of Pennsylvania, “Building Multidisciplinary Teams for Surgical Translation of Artificial Intelligence”

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

This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Wu and Chen and virtual attendance via Zoom. ABSTRACT Surgical Data Science aims to improve the quality of interventional healthcare and its value through capture, organization, analysis and modelling of data. The operating room has long been siloed from in-depth review and analysis, but recent advances in […]

P.E.S.T.L.E. Orientation – October 28

Zoom

Join P.E.S.T.L.E. for our Zoom Orientation session on Friday, October 28 at 4:00 pm! Please email us at pestle@seas.upenn.edu if you have any questions.