MEAM Seminar: “Toward Physics-informed Machine Intelligence via Graph Discovery”

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

Advances in machine learning and reduced-order modeling are rendering construction of digital twins for complex systems possible. We are using these tools to perform scientific discovery, design optimization, and data-informed decision making in diverse applications. In this talk we (1) show how graphs may be used to build robust digital twins in high-consequence engineering settings […]

ESE Spring Seminar – “3D Functional Mesostructures: From Neural Interfaces to Environmental Monitors”

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

Complex, three dimensional (3D) micro/nanostructures in biology provide sophisticated, essential functions in even the most basic forms of life. Compelling opportunities exist for analogous 3D structures in man-made devices, but existing design options are highly constrained by comparatively primitive capabilities in fabrication and growth. Recent advances in mechanical engineering and materials science provide broad access […]

ASSET Seminar: What makes learning to control easy or hard?, Nikolai Matni (University of Pennsylvania)

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

Presentation Abstract: Designing autonomous systems that are simultaneously high-performing, adaptive, and provably safe remains an open problem.  In this talk, we will argue that in order to meet this goal, new theoretical and algorithmic tools are needed that blend the stability, robustness, and safety guarantees of robust control with the flexibility, adaptability, and performance of […]

CBE/BE Seminar: “Targeting Sugars for Immunotherapy in Cancer and Beyond” (Jessica Stark, Stanford)

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

Co-hosted by the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Bioengineering. New paradigms to harness the immune system are urgently needed to address unmet needs in human health. I am working to understand and engineer glycoimmunology – the roles of sugars, or glycans, in the immune system – to bridge this gap. During my PhD, […]

BE Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Quantitative Methods for Improving Neurostimulation Therapy in Epilepsy” (Brittany Scheid)

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

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Brian Litt are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Brittany Scheid. Title: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR IMPROVING NEUROSTIMULATION THERAPY IN EPILEPSY Date:  January 26th, 2023 Time:  10am Location: Glandt Forum, Singh Center Zoom Link: The public is welcome to attend.

Spring 2023 GRASP on Robotics: Frank Dellaert, Georgia Tech, “Factor Graphs for Perception and Action”

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 via Zoom. This week’s presenter will be virtual. ABSTRACT Factor graphs have been very successful in providing a lingua franca in which to phrase robotics perception and navigation problems. In this talk I will re-visit some of those successes, also […]

MSE Seminar: “Bio-inspired Design, Mechanics, and Manufacturing of Architected Cementitious Materials”

LRSM Reading Room 3231 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Dr. Moini’s research is focused on bio-inspired design and development of architected materials using novel additive manufacturing processes and automated robotic technologies for applications in civil and energy infrastructure. His work is motivated by the intellectual challenge of understanding the mechanics of intrinsically brittle engineering materials and the development of ductile and flaw-tolerant responses using […]

PICS Seminar: “Computational fluid dynamics for slurry rheology in flow battery and underlying drag-reduction mechanisms in turbulent flow control”

Email for the Zoom link. This talk will start by introducing diverse fluid-mechanics research conducted in the Park research group, including complex fluids, electrokinetics, biofluids, transition-to-turbulence, and turbulent flow. I will then focus on two projects at very different flow regimes. For both projects, the modeling, analysis, and computation will be presented along with […]