Want to reduce political polarization? Start by looking beyond politics
New research from PIK University Professor Duncan Watts sheds light on how even hardliners can be swayed when coming in contact with opposing viewpoints.
Refining data into knowledge, turning knowledge into action
Penn Engineering researchers are using data science to answer fundamental questions that challenge the globe—from genetics to materials design.
Investing in Penn’s data science ecosystem
Through the Innovation in Data Engineering and Science Initiative, Penn aims to become a leader in data-driven approaches that can transform scientific discovery, engineering research, and technological innovation.
What big data reveals about online extremism
Homa Hosseinmardi and her colleagues at Penn’s Computational Social Science Lab studied browsing data from 300,000 Americans to gain insights into how online radicalization occurs, and to help develop solutions.
Penn launches $750M investment in science, engineering, and medicine
The investment will cover research in novel therapeutics and health-related initiatives, energy and sustainability, data engineering and science, and infrastructure to support physical science research over the next five years.
Ezekiel Dixon-Román on the Facebook whistleblower
The data analytics expert answers questions about Frances Haugen’s testimony and tech regulation, and why apps are so addictive.
Penn Engineering reveals new data science building will be named Amy Gutmann Hall
The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s new data science building unveiled its new name, Amy Gutmann Hall, honoring Penn’s eight and longest-serving president.
Breaking ground at Penn’s cutting-edge data science hub
Amy Gutmann Hall, slated for completion in 2024, will centralize resources and support cross-disciplinary collaborations that harness expertise, research, and data across campus.
How data science can make Hollywood more diverse
Wharton’s Kartik Hosanagar launched Jumpcut, a startup to help Hollywood create more inclusive content by relying on data to show industry leaders that audiences are hungry for a wider range of representation.
How has COVID-19 changed ‘superstar cities’?
A new analysis found that overall mobility in large U.S. cities has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, and some are also experiencing changing segregation patterns, with potential implications that could last well beyond the pandemic.