Penn Engineering Overseers – March 7, 2014 Plan for the

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Penn Engineering Overseers – March 7, 2014 Plan for the
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Penn Engineering Overseers – March 7, 2014
Plan for the Morning
9:00
Welcome and Trustee Report - Andy Rachleff
9:15
Committee Reports
9:35
State of the School and Student Innovation
Eduardo Glandt
10:10
Introduction to Faculty Innovation
Eduardo Glandt, Vijay Kumar
10:30
Break
10:45
Penn Center for Innovation
Dawn Bonnell, Vice Provost for Research
John Swartley, Executive Director of CTT
11:05
Discussion
12:30
Lunch
12:50
Presentations by Berkman Fellows
Welcome a New Overseer: Lloyd Howell
LLOYD W. HOWELL, JR., EE ’84
84
Lloyd is an Executive Vice President at
Booz Allen Hamilton and leads the firm’s
civil business. His clients include the U.S.
Department of the Treasury and its
bureaus, the top 50 global financial
institutions and significant stock
exchanges.
Lloyd joined Booz Allen in 1988 as a
consultant, left the firm in 1991 to get an
MBA at Harvard, worked for Goldman
Sachs in investment banking and returned
to Booz Allen in 1995.
1995 He was elected vice
president in 2000. He serves on the firm’s
Leadership Team and chairs the Ethics and
Compliance Committee. Lloyd received
the 2010 BEYA Award for professional
achievement and the 2011 Black Engineer
of the Year Award.
New Faculty: 1/4
Firooz Aflatouni, Skirkanich Assistant
Professor in ESE, received his PhD from
USC; postdoc at CalTech.
Firooz works on integrated circuits to
develop ultra-low powered, high-speed
systems using nanotechnology.
New Faculty: 2/4
Lee Bassett, Assistant Professor in ESE,
received his PhD from Cambridge; postdoc
at Santa Barbara.
Lee uses optical probes to measure
changes in biological systems, high speed
communications and materials with new
optical properties. His work on quantum
systems has direct application to quantum
computers.
New Faculty: 3/4
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, Assistant
Professor in BE, received her PhD from
Georgia Tech; postdocs at Emory and
UMass.
UMass
Jennifer works on three-dimensional
genomics, studying how chromatin
arranges itself in the nucleus to regulate
cellular functions.
New Faculty: 4/4
Celia Reina, Gemmill Term Assistant
Professor in MEAM, received her PhD from
CalTech; postdoc at the Lawrence
Livermore Lab.
Lab
Celia works in computational mechanics
and develops efficient models with
multiscale methods.
methods
Honors and Awards
Dave Srolovitz, Bordogna Professor, received
the MRS Materials Theory Award for his
“decisive and highly influential contributions to
the theory and simulation of microstructure,
morphological evolution, mechanical behavior,
and the structure and dynamics of interfaces.”
Cherie Kagan, ESE, was elected Fellow of the
American Physical Society for “innovative
innovative
research in manipulating and exploring
properties of inorganic and organic materials
for electronic, optical, and optoelectronic
devices ”
devices.
Honors and Awards
Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Raymond S.
Markowitz Faculty Fellow in MEAM, has
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been
elected
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off ASME.
ASME
Pedro was also awarded the prestigious
Humboldt
H
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lifetime achievements in research.
Honors and Awards: IEEE Fellows
Daniel Lee, ESE, for “contributions to machine
learning algorithms for perception and motor
control.”
Ali Jadbabaie, ESE, for “contributions to the
theory of multi-agent
multi agent coordination and control.”
control.
Honors and Awards: Fellows of the ACM
Sampath Kannan, CIS, “for contributions to
algorithmic approaches to program reliability,
bioinformatics, and for service to the computer
science research community.
community ”
Val Tannen, CIS, “for contributions to query
languages, query optimization and data
provenance.”
Honors and Awards
Ert Cubukcu,
Cubukcu MSE,
MSE received a Young
Investigator Award from the IEEE Photonics
Society for his “contributions to photonics beyond
the diffraction limit with nanoantenna-based
devices and sensors.”
Daeyeon Lee, Associate Professor in CBE,
received the Nanoscale Young Investigator
Award from the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers.
Honors and Awards: Sloan Fellows
Dani Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant
Professor of Innovation in BE.
Chris Callison-Burch, Aravind K. Joshi
Term Assistant Professor in CIS.
CIS
Chris also received an NSF CAREER Award
to work on “Geometric Shape Deformation
with Applications in Medicine.
Medicine ”
Honors and Awards
Dan Gianola, Skirkanich Assistant
Professor of Innovation in MSE,
received a TMS Early Career Award.
Joe Devietti, Assistant Professor in CIS,
received an Intel Earlyy Career Award for
“Programmability challenges raised by
multicore architectures.”
Goings-On: Engineering Teaching Forum
Organized by Beth Winkelstein
February 4: Setting Up All Students for Success:
Countering Stereotype Threat
Sue Davidson, Computer and Information Science
David Meaney, Bioengineering
February 18: Putting Together a New Course
Chris Fang-Yen, Bioengineering
Zack Ives, Computer and Information Science
March 4: Teaching Mathematically Complex Materials:
Making the Abstract Concrete
Santosh Venkatesh, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Stephanie Weirich, Computer and Information Science
April 15: Incorporating Design into Your Course
Norm Badler, Computer and Information Science
Dan Bogen, Bioengineering
Goings-On: Education Retreat – February 25
Organized by Beth Winkelstein
Mini-Keynotes on “The Present” and Discussion Panel
Michael Kearns – Online Content in a Penn Course
Jonathan Fiene – Project-Based Courses
Sid Deliwala and Sevile Mannickarottu – Laboratory Learning
Panel on “Engaging All Students”
Daeyeon Lee; David Pope; CJ Taylor
Moderator: Susan Margulies
Group Activity and Discussion on Student Perceptions
Facilitated by John Bassani
Panel on “What does Engineering education look like in the future?”
Peter Davies; Robert Ghrist; Arjun Raj
Moderator: Beth Winkelstein
A New Center (Launched Yesterday)
Student Innovation
Innovation is best taught by example,
example by exposure to innovators from
within and from outside the school and by immersion in a community
of innovative peers
The School is chock-full of activities and opportunities, both within
academics and outside the curriculum.
Three groups within the School are populated with inspiring
innovators:
Standing faculty
Associated faculty: Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Professors of
Practice
Lab staff members
Within the Curriculum
((1))
Senior Design
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Every curriculum culminates in a capstone course where teams of students
compete to invent. We serve these courses with many resources, human
and otherwise. The departmental
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competitions
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are high-profile
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events. The
School-wide “Best in Show” competition is a high point of the year. The next
one will be held on Thursday, May 1st.
(2) Project-based courses
A number of keyy courses require
q
students to work in groups
g p in the creation
and realization of new concepts. Some majors and concentrations
(Integrated Product Design, Embedded Systems) are particularly rich in such
activities because of their very nature.
Jonathan Fiene’s Courses
MEAM 101: Introduction to Mechanical Design
MEAM 201: Machine Design and Manufacturing
MEAM 410-510:
410 510: Design of Mechatronic Systems
MEAM 520: Introduction to Robotics
IPD 501: Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE
Rahul Mangharam’s courses
ESE 350: Introduction to Embedded Systems and Microcontroller Laboratory
ESE 519 Real-Time and Embedded Systems
Awards in just the last two years! IPSN 2012,
2012 RTAS 2102,
2102 World Embedded
Programming Competition 2010, Honeywell Industrial Wireless Award 2011, Google
Zeitgeist Award 2011, Intel Innovators Award 2012, Intel Early Faculty Career Award
2012, NAE US Frontiers of Engineering 2012, Cornell Embedded Systems Cup 2012,
Accenture Innovation Jockeys 2012, NSF CAREER Award 2013 and 2014 IEEE Benjamin
Franklin Key Award.
Outside the Curriculum
PennApps (PennHacks)
Weiss Tech House: Pennvention
Penn Electric
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Racing
Residential: Rube Goldberg and other competitions of the
Science and Technology Wing of Kings Court-English
Court English House
Penn iGEM: Engineering the Epigenome
… and
d many others!
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This is a Huge Operation
Pennvention: Student Inventors Competition
Phase 1: First Round Applications- teams submit 5 slides with their technical proposal.
20 semifinalist teams will be provided with mentorship sessions from 84 alumni
mentors from
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C i l Ventures, GlaxoSmithKline,
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Microsoft, Oliver Wyman, etc. Semifinalist teams get up to $200 in reimbursements.
Phase 2: Second Round Video Pitch Applications- semifinalists submit a video pitch
with
i h their
h i MVP
Final Round: 8 finalist teams pitch to VCs, entrepreneurs and other judges in April.
Prizes:
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1 t place:
1st
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$5000 2nd
$5000;
2 d place:
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$2500 3rd
$2500;
3 d place:
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$1000
$1000.
Fast-tracked status for DreamIt Ventures NYC (1 team) and Philadelphia (1 team)
Incubation space at VentureF0rth (Philadelphia) this summer for select finalist teams
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SEAS Undergrad - 37
SEAS Grad - 5
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Wharton
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Wharton MBA - 27
Berkman Opportunity Fund
An undertaking to stimulate and facilitate innovative activities among
students
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Already implemented: support for five Berkman postdoctoral fellows,
assigned competitively to innovative faculty to help them demonstrate
and
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f ibilit Fellows
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are
funded for one year.
Being implemented this year: support for student initiatives.
•
Funds for Senior Design Projects
•
Funds for Already Developed Student Projects and Innovative Ideas
•
Travel Support for Undergraduates to Attend National Competitions
•
Annual Symposium on Innovation in Design and Engineering
Projects Supported by the Berkman Opportunity Fund

David Issadore/Arjun Raj (BE): A blood test for pancreatic-cancer
diagnosis
di
i and
d monitoring
it i using
i rare-cellll RNA FISH on a Chip
Chi

Dan Hammer/ Daeyeon Lee (BE/CBE): Tunable microbubbles for cancer
theranostics

Ladislav Kavan (CIS): Interactive deformation tools for virtual medicine

Vijay Kumar (MEAM): Aerial robots for precision farming

g ((MSE):
) Color changing
g g patches
p
as wearable shockwave
Shu Yang
indicators and absorbers