Camillo “CJ” Taylor, professor in CIS, is leading a team in the DARPA SubT Challenge. Teams competing in the SubT Challenge are tasked with creating a robotics system that can successfully navigate underground tunnels, urban transportation systems and natural caves. GRASP Lab members and their students have joined forces with Exyn Technologies and Ghost Robotics, two GRASP Lab spin-offs, to secure their place as one of seven DARPA-funded teams in their track of the SubT Challenge.

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Faculty Spotlight: CoRL accepts esteemed work of Asst. Prof Jayaraman

The international Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) has accepted the renowned work of CIS and GRASP Lab Assistant Professor Dinesh Jayaraman.

According to their site, the “CoRL is a selective, single-track conference for robot learning research, covering a broad range of topics spanning robotics, ML and control, and including theory and applications.” With an acceptance rate of 34% this year, the conference was able to increase their intake slightly due to the fact that it’s taking place solely online. Read More

Prof. Insup Lee amongst team of researchers to receive $6 mil grant to improve AI resiliency

Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in Penn Engineering’s Departments of Computer and Information Science (CIS) and Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) Insup Lee leads a team of researchers who have just received a five-year, $6million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant. Read More

“The current crisis presents new opportunities for increased engagement and collaboration:” Prof. Susan Davidson on the potential of data science in the age of COVID

“The keys for data science to succeed are interdisciplinarity and the desire to work together, and Penn is a great place for doing that.”

In a recent article from Penn Today, CIS Professor and Faculty Director of the MSE program in Data Science Susan Davidson and several other experts in the field weigh in on the integral role data science has been playing during this era of pandemic.

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CIS News

Two Penn Research Teams Win NSF Awards to Pursue ‘the Future of Manufacturing’

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Design for Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology Approved

11.16.2020 | Read More

Sony and Microsoft’s Latest Consoles Take Computer Graphics to the Next Level

11.13.2020 | Read More

CIS Events

CIS Seminar: “Challenges of Incorporating Algorithms into Decision Making: Fairness, Welfare and Disparate Interactions”

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Open Faculty Positions

Join the CIS community!

The Department of Computer and Information Science is seeking tenure-track, lecturer and practice assistant faculty for the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 30th, 2020.

Why Penn CIS?

The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at Penn Engineering is uniquely positioned to propel future intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators to success.  As an Ivy League institution, and the first university in the nation, The University of Pennsylvania ensures its students a transformative experience. Computer science at Penn comes in a variety of forms to meet your specific interests.


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