PICS Colloquium: “Representations Learnt from Synthetic Volumes Enable Training-free Medical Image Analysis”

PICS Conference Room 534 - A Wing , 5th Floor 3401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Current medical image analysis projects involve months to years of data annotation and custom technical development. This talk introduces methods to train networks that generalize out-of-the-box to new modalities, anatomies, and datasets all without retraining for the specific use case. Our key contributions include (A) generative models driven by biomedical shape priors that synthesize wildly […]

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series: Pathways to Impact

Towne 327

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series: Pathways to Impact This session brings together a panel of current and former faculty and PhDs that have brought their technology to market and have worked in both academia and commerce. Panelists will discuss the opportunities and approaches they took to create companies, leverage experience in academia, and drive research into commercial […]

MEAM Master’s Thesis Defense: “Modeling Off-Grid Photovoltaics Integrated with Micro-Cogeneration and Electrical Energy Storage”

Room 2C6, David Rittenhouse Laboratory Building 209 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Due to the elevated expenditure of fossil fuels and their adverse impacts on climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions, it is imperative to integrate clean energy sources alongside fossil fuels. This study presents the design, simulation, and optimization of an integrated system comprising solar photovoltaics, micro-cogeneration, and electrical energy storage to achieve energy self-sufficiency […]

MEAM Seminar: “Collective Transitions in Beating Cilia and Swimming Fish”

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

I will discuss the collective modes that spontaneously emerge in ciliary carpets and fish schools. In both systems, the fluid medium couples the motion of individuals in the group. Flow coupling is dominated by viscous forces in cilia and by inertial interactions in fish. I will show, numerically and analytically in the continuum limit, that […]

AI Month: Closing Keynote Address

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

AI Month at Penn concludes with closing remarks by Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean, Penn Engineering. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Susan Davidson, Weiss Professor, Computer and Information Science (CIS). Panel guests include: Zachary Ives, Adani President’s Distinguished Professor, CIS; George Pappas, UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation, Electrical and Systems […]

ASSET Seminar: “Lifelong Learning for Autonomous Systems: Progress and Challenges” (Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania)

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

ABSTRACT: Research in lifelong or continual machine learning has advanced rapidly over the past few years, primarily focusing on enabling learned models to acquire new tasks over time while avoiding catastrophic forgetting of previous tasks. However, autonomous systems still lack the ability to rapidly learn new generalizable skills by building upon and continually refining their […]

Penn NRT Soft AE Annual Symposium: Exploring research & educational intersections of soft materials, autonomous experimentation & science policy

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

Please register at the event webpage, where you will also find abstracts and bios for the speakers. Invited talks include: Exploring Polymer Blend Directed Self-Assembly Using Autonomous X-Ray Scattering Greg Doerk, PhD, Brookhaven National Lab Machine-Learning-Guided Discovery of New Electrochemical Reactions Andrew Zahrt, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Ask an Expert about ChatGPT Chris Callison-Burch, PhD, […]

Spring 2024 Robotics MSE Thesis Presentations

GRASP Treehouse - Pennovation Complex; LAB Building (Bldg 250 - Suite 250) 3401 Grays Ferry, Philadelphia, United States

This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in the GRASP Treehouse and virtual attendance via Zoom. RSVPs required for in-person attendees. Please RSVP here.   9:30am – Welcome Remarks Dr. Ani Hsieh – ROBO Program Chair 9:35am – Beiming Li Advised by: Dr. Vijay Kumar "Depth Completion of Glass Surfaces from a Single-View Polarization […]

CBE Seminar: “Chemical Synthesis Enabled by Information” (Tim Cernak, University of Michigan)

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

Abstract Advancing the synthesis of small molecules is critical to the advent of new medicines, materials, and agrochemicals. Our lab has been exploring strategies in chemical synthesis -- both in reaction method development and total synthesis -- that leverage modern data science techniques and robotics. This presentation will share some recent results using informatics to […]