Computer Science

The pioneering career of Norman Badler

The computer and information sciences professor retired in June. He chats about his recent ACM SIGGRAPH election and his expansive computer graphics path.

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Los Angeles Times

The Supreme Court could upend the internet. How?

In an Op-Ed, Christopher S. Yoo of Penn Carey Law says that an upcoming Supreme Court case tackling online content moderation could have far-reaching implications for the internet.

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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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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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CIO

What transformational leaders too often overlook

Tom Murphy, senior vice president of IT and chief information officer, says that infrastructure and operational support are difficult, underappreciated, and poorly understood.

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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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WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia)

The women who programmed the first modern computer

A new book by Kathy Kleiman shares the story of the six women mathematicians at Penn who programmed the world’s first digital computer—the ENIAC.

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