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Tedori-Callinan Lecture: “Isogeometric Analysis”

The vision of Isogeometric Analysis was first presented in a paper published October 1, 2005 [1].  Since then it has become a focus of research within both the fields of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) and is rapidly becoming a mainstream analysis methodology and a new paradigm for geometric design [2].  […]

CIS Seminar: “What Society Must Require from AI”

Abstract:  Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, especially machine learning (ML) programs, are now being employed or proposed for use in: a) scanning résumés to weed out job applicants; b) evaluating risks children face in their families; c) informing judicial decisions about bail, sentencing, and parole; d) diagnosing medical conditions, and not just classifying medical images; e) […]

PRiML Seminar: “Building Algorithms by Playing Games”

A very popular trick for solving certain types of optimization problems is this: write your objective as the solution of a two-player zero-sum game, endow both players with an appropriate learning algorithm, watch how the opponents compete, and extract an (approximate) solution from the actions/decisions taken by the players throughout the process. This approach is very […]

MEAM Seminar: “Machine Learning for Robotics: Achieving Safety, Performance and Reliability by Combining Models and Data in a Closed-Loop System Architecture”

The ultimate promise of robotics is to design devices that can physically interact with the world. To date, robots have been primarily deployed in highly structured and predictable environments. However, we envision the next generation of robots (ranging from self-driving and -flying vehicles to robot assistants) to operate in unpredictable and generally unknown environments alongside […]

Penn Engineering Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Doors open for guest seating at 1:30 p.m. Access livestream here.

Penn Engineering Master’s Commencement Ceremony

Doors open for guest seating at 3:00 p.m. Access livestream here.

Penn Engineering Doctoral Commencement Ceremony

Doors open for guest seating at 3:00 p.m.

CIS Seminar: ” Deep Learning for Network Biomedicine”

Abstract: Large datasets are being generated that can transform biology and medicine. New machine learning methods are necessary to unlock these data and open doors for scientific discoveries. In this talk, I will argue that, in order to advance science, machine learning models should not be trained in the context of one particular dataset. Instead, […]

CIS Seminar: “Towards a New Synthesis of Reasoning and Learning”

This talk discusses the role of logical reasoning in statistical machine learning. While their unification has been a long-standing and crucial open problem, automated reasoning and machine learning are still disparate fields within artificial intelligence. I will describe recent progress towards their synthesis in three facets. I start with a very practical question: how can […]

The Joy of Being Faculty: How to Apply for a Faculty Position

This professional development workshop is designed to provide Penn Engineering graduate students and postdocs with a richer understanding of what it is like to pursue a career in academia from those that have navigated the process successfully. Deputy Dean Kathleen J. Stebe (SEAS) will lead this extemporaneous panel discussions with a mix of both tenured […]

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