School of Engineering & Applied Science

Novel ‘tunneling’ design for energy-efficient chips

Experts have been experimenting with field-effect transistor technology (FET) for decades, but have been hindered by insurmountable tradeoffs in power and performance. Penn engineers have redesigned FETs with energy efficiency in mind.



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Artists and Penn PhDs collabed to explore the intersection of art and engineering. Check out their exhibit

In the culminating project of Penn’s Robotics Art Residency, three artists hosted at the Pennovation Center developed collaborative exhibits with Ph.D. students at the GRASP Lab of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Weitzman School of Design.

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WDET (Detroit)

New book discusses different types of curiosity and how to encourage it

Dani Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses their new book on curiosity and intellectual humility, “Curious Minds,” co-authored with twin Perry Zurn.

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The Washington Post

Here’s what causes crowd crushes like the deadly one in Seoul

Norman Badler of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says that the crowd crush in Itaewon was densely packed, with no way for people to exit vertically.

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The New York Times

What to do in a crowd crush

Norman Badler of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains how high density crowd surges restrict movement and become dangerous.

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MarkTechPost

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania propose a new computing architecture ideal for artificial intelligence

A team of researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science and colleagues have created a new computing architecture based on compute-in-memory, which is ideal for AI.

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