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.

From the Department of Computer and Information Science

Four Penn faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The new members of the Academy, honored scholars recognized for their unique and ongoing contributions to original research, include researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Annenberg School for Communication.

Erica K. Brockmeier



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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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The New York Times

Ty Haney is doing things differently this time

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School said “web3,” a block-chain-centered iteration of the internet, won’t be as democratized or utopian as some believe. “There’s a web3 that’s out there which is wonderful and trying to make the world a better place, but just by labeling something web3, it doesn’t mean power dynamics will magically reverse,” Werbach said.

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Wired

Now that machines can learn, can they unlearn?

Aaron Roth of the School of Engineering and Applied Science spoke about his research on machine unlearning, which seeks to answer the question, “Can we remove all influence of someone’s data when they ask to delete it but avoid the full cost of retraining from scratch?”

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

The first computer is turning 75 in Philadelphia: 'ENIAC set the stage for everything'

Penn is celebrating the 75th anniversary of ENIAC, an early computer, with a week of virtual presentations and roundtable discussions.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Made in Philadelphia, the ‘first modern computer’ is celebrated on 75th anniversary

Seventy-five years ago, the first all-electronic programmable computer was unveiled at Penn. This year, a weeklong series of events celebrates the men and women that made it possible.

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U.S. News & World Report

The AI revolution: For patients, promise and challenges ahead

Ravi Parikh of the Perelman School of Medicine said the use of machine learning in health care can be a double-edged sword. "Even though you might have an AI that's accurate on the whole, if it's mischaracterizing an outcome for a specific group of patients you really have to question whether it's worth it," he said.

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