Data Science

Challenging the boundaries of STEM

Female faculty and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton School, and Penn Carey Law shared how they integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into their work.

Erica Moser

How Wharton is leading in sports analytics

As the business of sports analytics transforms teams and leagues around the world, Penn Sports Analytics Group’s data-driven initiative emerges with a competitive edge.

From Wharton Magazine

Penn Engineering’s Michael Posa on robots in the real world

With funding from the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, Posa is working on a new teaching method where robots interact with objects in the real world to build real-world intelligence via small data sets.

From Penn Engineering Today

Desmond Patton and the science of being human

Penn Integrates Knowledge University professor Desmond Upton Patton discusses his research in social media and violence, finding an interdisciplinary career in social work, communication, data science, and psychiatry, and why his open-mindedness never stops.

Kristina García

‘Topping off’ Amy Gutmann Hall

Following tradition, members of the University community celebrated the placement of the final wood panel on Penn Engineering’s new data science building.

Lauren Hertzler

In the News


There is one major element missing from the debate on kids and social media

In an opinion essay, PIK Professor Desmond Upton Patton says that gun violence needs to be part of the conversation about how smartphones and social media impact young people.


CBC Radio (Canada)

The GOP race is over. The question after Haley drops out: Will her voters move to Trump?

Marc Trussler of the School of Arts & Sciences says that Biden surrogates can’t outright ignore warning signs from polling data.


NBC News

NBC News exit poll on Super Tuesday: Our methodology

Stephanie Perry and Elizabeth Schreier of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies and Joelle Gross of the School of Arts & Sciences share their methodology for the NBC News Super Tuesday exit polls.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn alum looks to raise $750K, tap into AI to scale social impact investing analytics platform

Penn alum Catherine Griffin has created ImpactableX, an analytics platform to help social impact startups quantify their impact.


The Washington Post

How the diploma divide came to dominate American politics

In a recent paper, William Marble of the School of Arts & Sciences argues that white voters with college degrees, not just the white working class, drove the political-polarization process.


The Wall Street Journal

The band of debunkers busting bad scientists

Joe Simmons of the Wharton School is among a growing number of scientists in various fields around the world who moonlight as data detectives, sifting through studies published in scholarly journals for evidence of fraud.