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Hussain earns NSF grant to make data centers more sustainable

12/2/2022

Syed Rafiul Hussain, assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was awarded a four-year, $206,598 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a collaborator on a project to make data centers more sustainable.

Researchers to address new challenges in power grid with computational modeling

12/2/2022

Yan Li, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, was awarded a three-year, $429,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computational tools to address new challenges arising in the modeling and control of the modern power grid.

Electrical engineering professor named Radio Club of America fellow

12/1/2022

James Breakall, professor of electrical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was named a fellow of the Radio Club of America, a society of wireless communications professionals founded in 1909.

Engineers improve electrochemical sensing by incorporating machine learning

11/23/2022

Combining machine learning with multimodal electrochemical sensing can significantly improve the analytical performance of biosensors, according to new findings from a Penn State research team. These improvements may benefit non-invasive health monitoring, such as testing that involves saliva or sweat.

Electrical engineering student named fall 2022 College of Engineering student marshal

11/18/2022

Lixian Yan has been named the fall 2022 student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering. She will receive her bachelor of science with a double major in electrical engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science within the College of Engineering and in physics (electronics option) from the Eberly College of Science.

NSF Convergence Accelerator program team includes Penn State researchers

11/18/2022

An IBM-led team that includes three Penn State faculty members was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of 16 multidisciplinary teams for the Convergence Accelerator program 2022 cohort for the research topic “Track G: Securely Operating Through 5G Infrastructure.”

Undergraduate student receives best poster presentation at national workshop

11/18/2022

Third-year electrical engineering undergraduate student Michael Artlip received the Best Poster Presentation Award at the eighth National Workshop for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Research in Network and Systems.

Electrical engineer explores quantum computing for renewable power systems

11/3/2022

Yan Li, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, was awarded a three-year, $510,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop quantum computing algorithms to explore operational mechanisms of nonlinear power systems and computational resources needed for renewable energy applications.

Media mention: ‘The White House’s ‘AI Bill of Rights’ outlines five principles'

10/28/2022

Christopher Dancy, Harold and Inge Marcus Industrial and Manufacturing Career Development Associate Professor, wrote an article that appeared on The Conversation, an online source of news stories and research reports with accompanying expert opinion and analysis.

Penn State researchers to explore using quantum computers to design new drugs

10/26/2022

A team of Penn State researchers received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study the use of quantum computer-based artificial intelligence (AI) to see if quantum computers can bring drugs to patients faster and cheaper.

Camp to campus: A first-year student’s path to engineering

10/12/2022

Madylene Triplett first stepped onto a Penn State campus when she was 13 to attend summer camps hosted by the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. During the camps, she programmed robots, designed and built a vacuum and spoke with women engineers from NASA, Google and elsewhere. Now, she is on her way to becoming one of those engineers herself, as she steps back onto a Penn State campus, this time as a first-year student.

Natural language processing software evaluates middle school science essays

10/11/2022

In two recent papers, computer scientists at Penn State created and vetted the effectiveness of natural language processing software known as PyrEval-CR for assessing middle school students’ science essays.

Sensors can tap into mobile vibrations to eavesdrop remotely, researchers find

10/7/2022

Using an off-the-shelf automotive radar sensor and a novel processing approach, Penn State researchers demonstrated they could detect the vibrations of a cell phone’s earpiece and decipher what the person on the other side of the call was saying with up to 83% accuracy.

28 new faculty members join the College of Engineering

10/6/2022

Twenty-eight new faculty members have joined the Penn State College of Engineering since the end of the spring semester. The 17 tenured or tenure-line members and 11 non-tenure-line members represent 12 units and departments and include two new department heads.

Improving heart health with an app: Study aims to get young adults moving

9/28/2022

Penn State researchers have received a $3.6 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how to increase young adults’ physical activity and decrease their weight gain through personalized messages that encourage people to move more and sit less. Fitbit smartwatches, a smartphone app and internet-connected scales will gather data without significant disruption to participants’ lives.

Nittany AI Alliance preps students for development and leadership roles in AI

9/22/2022

Students advancing solutions in health, education, environment and humanitarianism are making a difference in the world around them through the work they are advancing as part of the Nittany AI Alliance. Several of them received additional funding to continue their work in the AI space at the AI for Good Expo on Sept. 8.

Penn State student team reaches top 50 in Google challenge

9/21/2022

The Penn State Google Developer Student Club was the only team from the United States to earn a place among the top 50 teams in the world for Google’s 2022 Solution Challenge. The competition tasks student clubs to use Google technology to solve for one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Grant funds interdisciplinary research that could help certification of organic honey bee products

9/16/2022

A $1.5 million grant from the USDA will enable researchers to assess foraging patterns of honey bees on organic farms, with an eye toward creating opportunities for beekeepers to produce certified-organic honey and other apiary products. Julio Urbina, associate professor of electrical engineering, is part of the interdisciplinary team.

Madhavan Swaminathan named new head of electrical engineering

9/15/2022

The Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering, one of the oldest in the United States, has a new leader. Madhavan Swaminathan will join the University as the head of electrical engineering and William E. Leonhard Endowed Professor on Jan. 1, 2023.

Penn State ranks 31st among national public universities in U.S. News ranking

9/12/2022

Penn State ranked 22 out of 212 schools in "Best Engineering Programs" at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. The University also ranked well in a number of engineering specialties.

Krystal Leung receives 2022 Scholar Involvement Award

9/2/2022

Krystal Leung, a fourth-year Schreyer Honors College Scholar who is majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering, was awarded the Scholar Involvement Award.

Penn State researcher to collaborate on NSF-funded cybersecurity project

8/31/2022

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a multi-institution team a $9 million, five-year grant to understand how to protect data shared across distributed computing systems such as cloud computing environments. Danfeng Zhang, associate professor of computer science and engineering, will contribute.

Media mention: “‘Over & Over Again’ exhibition bridges gap between science, art at Penn State’s HUB Galleries”

8/30/2022

Sven Bilén, professor of engineering design, electrical engineering and aerospace engineering, and Ali Memari, Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction, director of PHRC and professor of architectural engineering and civil and environmental engineering, were recently featured in a Daily Collegian article.

Students engineer solutions to airport aggravations

8/29/2022

Students taking a leadership course in Penn State’s School of Engineering Design Technology, and Professional Programs placed in the Airport Cooperative Research Program, a national engineering competition that aims to solve problems and inconveniences common to airports.

Automatic device driver isolation protects against bugs in operating systems

8/19/2022

A research collaboration led by G. Gary Tan and Trent Jaeger, professors of computer science and engineering at Penn State, developed a framework to automate device driver isolation to protect against bugs.

At-home, saliva-based COVID-19 test as effective as PCR in preliminary analysis

8/5/2022

Penn State researchers have developed a take-home, saliva-based test with the same level of sensitivity as the PCR, with results that send to a smart phone within 45 minutes.

College of Engineering summer student marshal named

8/3/2022

Xiao Zhuang has been named the summer 2022 student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering. He will receive his bachelor of science in computer science with a minor in mathematics at the University’s commencement ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. on August 13 in the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.

WATCH: Penn State gymnast overcomes pandemic challenges to win world title

8/3/2022

Despite a cancelled senior season, Nittany Lion gymnast and electrical engineering alumnus Stephen Nedoroscik persevered to win America's first world title on pommel horse.

Penn State students earn multiple wins in international AutoDrive competition

7/22/2022

The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team finished the first leg of the four-year AutoDrive Challenge II, taking home seven top-three recognitions for their preliminary design and simulation demonstration of an autonomous vehicle. The competition took place June 6-10 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Smart chip senses, stores, computes and secures data in one low-power platform

7/19/2022

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers developed a low-power, all-in-one device that can sense, store, compute and communicate information among connected devices, while keeping data encrypted and secure.

Engineer to study gut-brain axis with Scialog grant

7/5/2022

Aida Ebrahimi, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of biomedical engineering, has been selected as one of 13 researchers from seven multidisciplinary teams to receive a 2022 Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease Award. The $55,000 grant will allow Ebrahimi to conduct research to expand the understanding of the gut-brain axis.

Bioinformatics data reduction techniques must be used with caution

7/1/2022

A team of Penn State data scientists and biologists published two papers that analyze data sketching tools used in bioinformatics, the field of study that analyzes the DNA sequencing, or genomes, of living organisms.

Faculty member receives grant, recognition from the U.S. Department of Defense

7/1/2022

Syed Rafiul Hussain, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, received recognition and a $1 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for his work to improve the security of 5G cellular networks.

Penn State announces non-tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1

6/30/2022

Penn State announced academic promotions for non-tenure-line faculty members at the University. The promotions will take effect on July 1. The below lists are for non-tenure-line faculty promotions in engineering.

Eight Penn State engineering students receive Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowships

6/24/2022

Eight Penn State engineering graduate students received the Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship in Entrepreneurship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Stacking the deck for computer security

6/20/2022

A new and more reliable method to defend vulnerable data on the stack, a major memory region responsible for storing computer program data for processes, has been developed by an international Penn State-led team. The researchers published their approach in the Proceedings of the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium.

Geosciences professor named director of Penn State planetary science consortium

6/14/2022

Effective July 1, Christopher House, professor of geosciences, will serve as director of the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Sciences and Technology, which includes researchers from the College of Engineering.

Media mention: ‘Penn State to undertake research on embodied carbon in cities’

6/14/2022

Mehrdad Mahdavi, Dorothy Quiggle Career Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, was mentioned in an article on Archinect. The article discusses a project ? for which Mahdavi is a co-principal investigator ? to study the embodied carbon emissions associated with the building sector in cities.

Real-time, accurate virus detection method could help fight next pandemic

6/7/2022

A method of highly accurate and sensitive virus identification using Raman spectroscopy, a portable virus capture device and machine learning could enable real-time virus detection and identification to help battle future pandemics, according to a team led by Penn State.

College of Engineering recognizes early career alumni

6/3/2022

The Penn State College of Engineering will recognize 11 early career alumni for their achievements and demonstrated commitment to their professions, communities and Penn State at a ceremony on June 17 at University Park.

College of Engineering awards six Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants

5/25/2022

The College of Engineering recently awarded six Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants to faculty members, including one in partnership with the College of Health and Human Development and another with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Engineering faculty member part of team to study building emissions in cities

5/24/2022

Mehrdad Mahdavi, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is part of an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers that is studying the emissions associated with the manufacturing, transportation and construction of building materials used in city buildings, as well as the demolition of those buildings, which is known as urban embodied carbon.

School of EECS professors receive 2021 IEEE Computer Society research awards

5/23/2022

Two professors from the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science were recently honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society’s Technical Community on Very Large Scale Integration. The IEEE-CS connects computer science and engineering professionals at all stages of their professional careers and its TCVLSI “addresses the interactions among the various aspects of VLSI design,” according to the society’s website.

Penn State announces academic promotions, effective July 1

5/19/2022

Penn State announced academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at the University, including 33 in engineering. The promotions will take effect on July 1.

Penn State engineers’ work recognized with Naval Research Laboratory award

5/18/2022

Two Penn State researchers received a 2021 Annual Research Publications Award from the Naval Research Laboratory for their paper, “A Model for Coherent Communication Gain in Distributed Wireless Networks.”  

Institute for Computational and Data Sciences names new associate director

5/10/2022

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences announced that Mahmut Kandemir, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named an associate director of the institute.

Media mention: "‘Cloud squatters’ find data meant for previous tenants"

4/28/2022

Patrick McDaniel, holder of the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Eric Pauley, doctoral student in computer science and engineering, were recently quoted in the IT Brew story, ‘Cloud squatters’ find data meant for previous tenants.’

Five engineering students recognized with University-wide awards

4/21/2022

Penn State recently honored five Penn State engineering undergraduate students in recognition of their academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The University’s 2022 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.

Materials Research Institute announces 2022 seed grant recipients

4/20/2022

The Penn State Materials Research Institute has announced the 2022 recipients of seed grants that will enable University faculty to establish new collaborations with partners outside their own units for the exploration of transformative ideas for high-impact materials science and engineering.

Penn State to lead $7.5 million study of radiation effects on electronics

4/20/2022

To better predict and mitigate radiation-induced damage of wide bandgap semiconductors, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded a Penn State-led team a five-year, $7.5 million Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Award.

2022 spring student marshal: Abigail Wagner

4/18/2022

Abigail Wagner has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for electrical engineering.

2022 spring student marshal: Amey Deotale

4/18/2022

Amey Deotale has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for computer science.

2022 spring student marshal: Nikita Arbuzov

4/18/2022

Nikita Arbuzov has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for computer engineering.

2022 spring student marshal: Yichen Shi

4/18/2022

Yichen Shi has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for data sciences.

Cloud server leasing can leave sensitive data up for grabs

4/11/2022

Organizations’ failure to properly manage the servers they lease from cloud service providers can allow attackers to receive private data, according to researchers in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Media mention: 'Mismanaged cloud services put user data at risk'

4/11/2022

Eric Pauley, doctoral student in computer science and engineering, recently authored an article in The Conversation, "Mismanaged cloud services put user data at risk."

New tool allows for full-length reconstruction of RNA molecules in individual cells

4/8/2022

A new computational tool known as Scallop2 allows for accurate assembly of full-length RNA molecules at single-cell resolution, according to Penn State researchers. The results of this work were recently published in Nature Computation Science.

Eleven alumni to receive College of Engineering’s highest honor

3/30/2022

Eleven Penn State engineering graduates will be honored on April 4 at the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Engineering Alumni Awards ceremony at Hyatt Place State College. Charlie Blenko, an undergraduate student majoring in civil engineering, will serve as the event’s emcee.

Enhancing the electromechanical behavior of a flexible polymer

3/28/2022

Implementing piezoelectricity, a property that enables the conversion of mechanical stress into electricity, into certain materials can be difficult. Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering, led an interdisciplinary research team to create a piezoelectric polymer that could one day be used in a number of sensing applications.

2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award: Lori Gordon

3/25/2022

Lori Gordon, partner in the intellectual property practice of Perkins Coie, LLP, has been named one of 11 recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award by the Penn State College of Engineering.

2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award: Scott Patti

3/25/2022

Scott Patti, vice president of business planning, transformation and operations for Dell, has been named one of 11 recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award by the Penn State College of Engineering.

2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award: Shalini Govil Pai

3/25/2022

Shalini Govil Pai, general manager and vice president of Google TV, has been named one of 11 recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award by the Penn State College of Engineering.

2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award: Steve Spadt

3/25/2022

Steve Spadt, chief technology officer for the American College of Physicians, has been named one of 11 recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Christopher Dancy joins industrial and manufacturing engineering, computer science

3/25/2022

Christopher Dancy joined the Penn State College of Engineering as the Harold and Inge Marcus Industrial and Manufacturing Career Development Associate Professor on Jan. 1. Dancy is affiliated with both the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Debarati Das joins computer science and engineering

3/25/2022

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Debarati Das joined the Penn State College of Engineering as an assistant professor of computer science and engineering on Jan. 1. Das completed her doctorate in computer science at the Computer Science Institute of Charles University in Prague and earned a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Donald Ebeigbe joins School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3/25/2022

Donald Ebeigbe joined the Penn State College of Engineering as an assistant professor of electrical engineering on Jan. 1. Ebeigbe received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Cleveland State University.

Engineer aims to support quantum computing’s future with $715,000 grants

3/23/2022

Quantum computers could be used one day to solve problems conventional computers can't, but the technology underlying them needs to be better understood, according to Swaroop Ghosh, Joseph and Janice M. Monkowski Career Development Associate Professor in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Ghosh received two National Science Foundation grants totaling $715,000 to improve quantum computing cybersecurity and curricula.

Media mention: 'Take this $715,000 and find security gaps in quantum computers, says NSF'

3/18/2022

Swaroop Ghosh, Joseph and Janice M Monkowski Career Development Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was recently quoted in the article, "Take this $715,000 and find security gaps in quantum computers, says NSF," from The Register.

New technique identifies cell phone vulnerabilities accurately and automatically

3/9/2022

A new security analysis technique allows researchers to test cellular modems for potential security vulnerabilities in cell phones in a fully automated approach that is also general enough to be applied to modems from different vendors.

2021 NSF CAREER Award: Bin Li

2/28/2022

Bin Li, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, earned a three and a half year, $505,900 NSF CAREER Award for a project titled “Wireless collaborative mixed reality networking: Foundations and algorithms for joint communication, computation and learning.”

2022 NSF CAREER Award: Antonio Blanca Pimentel

2/28/2022

Antonio Blanca Pimentel, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, earned a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award for a project titled “Sampling, learning and testing spin systems.”

2022 NSF CAREER Award: Mingfu Shao

2/28/2022

Mingfu Shao, Charles K. Etner Early Careere Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State, earned a five-year, $749,867 NSF CAREER Award for a project titled “Algorithms and tools for allele-specific transcript assembly.”

2022 NSF CAREER Award: Yang Yang

2/28/2022

Yang Yang, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, earned a five-year, $550,000 NSF CAREER Award for a project titled “Characterization and understanding of point defect evolution during corrosion-induced grain boundary migration.” Yang is also affiliated with the Penn State Materials Research Institute.

Nine engineers recognized with $5.5 million in NSF early career awards

2/28/2022

Nine faculty members in Penn State’s College of Engineering earned National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Each project funded ranges in duration from three and a half to five years, with grants from roughly $500,000 to more than $800,000.

Researchers establish first-of-its-kind framework to diagnose 3D printing errors

2/28/2022

A research team co-led by Penn State created a first-of-its-kind methodology for diagnosing 3D printing errors with machine learning in real time.

Registration opens for virtual reality and wearable technology summer camps

2/25/2022

The Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s summer camps are back, this time in person, for more hands-on learning and creating with virtual reality and wearable technology. Both camps are geared toward girls but open to participants of all identities.

Six Penn State student startups set to compete for $30,000 in Inc.U Competition

2/23/2022

Six Penn State student startup teams have been selected as finalists in the Invent Penn State Inc.U Competition and are set to compete for $30,000 in funding on “The Investment,” a WPSU Shark Tank-like television production that will be livestreamed during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC.

A giant leap for immersive learning: Creating a virtual reality classroom

2/22/2022

School-age children could one day take a class on the moon — with the help of virtual reality, that is. With a $1 million National Science Foundation grant, a multi-university team of researchers led by Bin Li, Penn State associate professor of electrical engineering, will work to expand the possibilities of remote education over wireless networks.

Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory capstone project winners announced

2/22/2022

The College of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory showcases for the fall 2021 semester took place virtually from Dec. 10 – 17 and in-person on Dec. 7. Students in the senior capstone design courses presented the culmination of their semester-long projects at the events.

Engineering professor named senior member of the National Academy of Inventors

2/21/2022

Penn State Professor of Electrical Engineering Vishal Monga has been named a 2022 senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.

Study abroad program offers collaborative sustainability research experiences

2/11/2022

A new study abroad program at Penn State provides graduate students with leadership and professional development training before they embark on a research internship to collaborate with experts and local communities as they address complex sustainability challenges associated with interconnected water-energy-food systems.

Center launches distinguished lecture series to bridge AI and neuroscience

2/10/2022

The Penn State Center for Artificial Intelligence Foundations and Engineered Systems (CAFÉ) Distinguished Lecture Series showcases research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, computer science, neuroscience and electrical engineering. The weeklong virtual seminar series will take place daily from noon to 1 p.m., starting on Feb. 14.

Reconfigured AI devices enable lifelong learning for machines

2/7/2022

By reconfiguring neural networks in artificial intelligence devices, a multi-institute team that included Penn State researchers facilitated AI systems to continually learn and adapt new data and tasks in ways that were not possible or practical before. The approach combines a novel algorithm with perovskite nickelate — a material so sensitive to subatomic changes, they can change its electrical properties — to overcome two of the main limitations of AI: catastrophic forgetting and high energy consumption.

A new, nanoscale, 3D structure to control light

2/4/2022

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Metamaterials, made up of small, repeated structures engineered to produce desired interactions with light or sound waves, can improve optical devices used in telecommunications, imaging and more. But the functionality of the devices can be limited by the corresponding design space, according to Lei Kang, assistant research professor of electrical engineering at Penn State.

Engineering research expenditures highly ranked by NSF

1/31/2022

The Penn State College of Engineering ranks fourth in the country for total research expenditures, according to the most recent National Science Foundation rankings of Higher Education Research and Development research expenditures, released in January 2022.

U.S. News ranks Penn State World Campus engineering programs in "best" report

1/26/2022

U.S. News and World Report ranked Penn State World Campus among its "Best Online Programs" for 2022, with the University’s online graduate engineering programs tied for No. 3 overall and for veterans.

Electrical engineering student team wins second place in international design contest

1/19/2022

Three 2021 graduates and two graduate students from the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won second place in the student design contest at the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science Meeting in December.

Engineer named fellow of optics and photonics society

1/19/2022

Doug Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Solving the 'big problems' via algorithms enhanced by 2D materials

1/10/2022

Important optimization algorithms that are designed to solve large-scale problems such as airline schedules and supply chain logistics may soon get a boost from 2D materials that will enable the algorithms to better solve the problems and use less energy, according to Penn State researchers.

College of Engineering fall 2021 student marshal named

12/16/2021

Harshin Hiten Shah, a dual major in computer science and mathematics, was named the College of Engineering’s student marshal for Penn State University Park's fall commencement on Dec. 18.

Deep learning to make nanoscale designs more robust against defects

12/9/2021

Optical metasurfaces, ultrathin interfaces made up of uniform nanoscale structures, change the behavior of light waves hitting them to produce effects ranging from unique reflection and transmission properties to lens distortion removal.

Physics-informed deep learning to assess carbon dioxide storage sites

12/9/2021

Pumping carbon dioxide underground may help combat the warming of the atmosphere but finding appropriate underground sites that could safely serve as reservoirs can be complicated.

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