ESE Ph.D. Thesis Defense – “Accelerating HLS Autotuning of Large, Highly-Parameterized Reconfigurable SoC Mappings”

Room 35, Singh Center for Nanotechnology 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

High-level synthesis has accelerated the adoption of autotuners to explore design spaces. Design-space size increases exponentially in the number of design parameters, and synthesizing a single configuration for a device-scale application easily consumes hours, so existing autotuners are frequently demonstrated with small kernels and few configurations to render the problem tractable. This dissertation shows that […]

BE Seminar: “Developments in Stem Cell-Derived Islets for Diabetes Cell Replacement Theory” (Jeffrey R. Millman, Washington University School of Medicine)

Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

This is a hybrid seminar which will be held in Glandt Forum (Singh Center) and via Zoom (link coming soon). "Developments in Stem Cell-Derived Islets for Diabetes Cell Replacement Theory" Cellular and tissue engineering promises new therapeutic options for people suffering from a wide range of diseases. Differentiation of stem cells is a powerful renewable […]

A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Max Mintz

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

The CIS Department and GRASP Lab invite you to please join us on Thursday, November 17th, at 3:30pm as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Max Mintz, Professor of Computer and Information Science. Max joined Penn as an assistant professor of Systems Engineering (now part of ESE) in 1974. He changed his primary […]

ESE Ph.D. Thesis Defense – “Robustness of Temporal Logics with Applications to Safe Autonomy”

Zoom - Meeting ID 564 482 9525

Signal Temporal Logic (STL) is a common way to express a broad range of real-time constraints that can be imposed on control systems. Spatial robustness of STL specifications, quantifying permissible spatial perturbations, has been widely studied in the literature. However, despite the importance of various time-critical systems, temporal robustness of STL has not yet been […]

Fall 2022 GRASP on Robotics: Julie Adams, Oregon State University, “Towards Adaptive Human-Robot Teams: Workload Estimation”

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 The ability for robots, be it a single robot, multiple robots or a robot swarm, to adapt to the humans with which they are teamed requires algorithms that allow robots to detect human performance in real time. The multi-dimensional […]

ESE Ph.D. Thesis Defense – “Modeling and Control of Dynamic Behavior of Spreading Processes on Networks”

Greenberg Lounge (Room 114), Skirkanich Hall 210 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Epidemiological spreading processes constitute the core of a large number of disparate networks. In some, faster spread is desirable, in others containing the spread is critically important. We focus on understanding the spatio-temporal spread of epidemics over contact networks with the goal of facilitating or containing the spread as the case may be. In this […]

BE Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “High Throughput Microfluidics for Ultrasensitive Blood-Based Diagnostics” (Nishal Shah)

towne 217

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. David Issadore are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Nishal Shah. Title:  High Throughput Microfluidics for Ultrasensitive Blood-Based Diagnostics. Date:  November 18, 2022 Time: 2:00 pm Location:  Towne 217 ALC or via Zoom, link below The public is welcome to attend.

Dissertation Defense: Jingyu Wu

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

LARGE-SCALE MICROFLUIDIC MANUFACTURING OF GRANULAR HYDROGELS AND MULTIPLE EMULSIONS Abstract: Droplet microfluidics have made tremendous progress in the last two decades in the generation of micrometer- and nanometer-scale materials. One of the major developments lies in the incorporation of multiple microfluidic devices onto single chips enabling emulsion generation at clinical and industrial-relevant scale. However, most […]