School of Engineering & Applied Science

How unflagged, factual content drives vaccine hesitancy

A new paper from computational social scientist Duncan Watts examines how factual, vaccine-skeptical content on Facebook has a greater overall effect than “fake news,” discouraging millions from the COVID-19 shot.

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Penn Engineering’s Ottman Tertuliano receives a 2024 CAREER Award

Tertuliano’s research on bone fractures at the nanoscale allows for research on two separate time scales: the forming of cracks in a fracture at 1 micrometer/second, and the cellular response and repair time scale, a much lengthier process.

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Brewing brilliance

Nader Engheta and Firooz Aflatouni of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science turn tea time into new ideas.

Ian Scheffler, Nathi Magubane

The key to fixing AI bias and copyright infringement

Penn Engineering’s Michael Kearns, National Center Professor of Management & Technology, questions whether model disgorgement can potentially solve a number of problems related to AI.

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In the News


The Telegraph

Antibiotics created from extinct species could fight infections

César de la Fuente of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues are using AI algorithms to find antibiotics in extinct animal species.

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The New York Times

Harrison White, groundbreaking (and inscrutable) sociologist, dies at 94

Randall Collins of the School of Arts & Sciences and PIK Professor Duncan J. Watts discuss the career of the late Harrison White, a theoretical physicist-turned-sociologist.

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Philadelphia Magazine

Should we trust AI? A Penn expert weighs in

In a Q&A, Chris Callison-Burch of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the new frontiers and existential dread surrounding AI.

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The Guardian

AI used to predict potential new antibiotics in groundbreaking study

A study by César de la Fuente of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine used machine learning to predict potential new antibiotics in the global microbiome.

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LancasterOnline.com

Aiding Ukraine is in our national interest

In an opinion essay, School of Engineering and Applied Science third-year Arielle Breuninger from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, explains why the U.S. should have a clear interest in continuing active support for Ukraine against Russia.

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