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  Linh Phan Builds New Defenses for Cyber-physical Infrastructure
  Linh Phan, Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science, has been developing new strategies to protect self-driving cars and other systems that exist in both the cyber and physical world from attack by intruders operating online. Her newest research, funded by a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, is showing that even if an attacker manages to "get in" and briefly gain control over these systems, it isn't necessarily the end of the world.
 
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  University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering Launches Online Master's in Computer Science
 
The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science announced its first completely online master's degree, a Master of Computer and Information Technology, today. MCIT Online is designed to be affordable, at one-third the cost of an on-campus degree, and open to students with no previous background in computer science.
 
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  Penn Engineering 2018 Teaching Awards
 
Santosh Venkatesh, Professor, and Lee Bassett, Assistant Professor, in Electrical and Systems Engineering and Arvind Bhusnurmath, Lecturer in Computer and Information Science, have been named recipients of the Penn Engineering 2018 Teaching Awards. The annual Penn Engineering teaching and advising awards are selected directly by Penn Engineering students after thoughtful consideration.
 
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  Shivani Agarwal: Looking at Machine Learning from All Angles
 
Shivani Agarwal's, Rachleff Family Associate Professor in Computer and Information Science, research encompasses exploring the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of machine learning methods and discovering its connections to other disciplines, like economics and psychology. The goal of machine learning is for a computer to "learn" to perform a task without specific instructions.
 
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