Levine Hall: home to the Computer and Information Science Department in Penn Engineering

New Data Science Building: Amy Gutmann Hall coming Fall 2024

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Fall 2022 Orientation for Penn Networked & Social Systems Engineering (NETS) students with Department Chair, Zachary Ives and Aaron Roth.

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Computer and Information Science Department Chair Zachary Ives shows Levine Hall in Gather.town.

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Featured Stories

In the Spotlight: Osbert Bastani and Integrating Machine Learning into Real-world Settings

“Penn has a great group of faculty working on interesting research problems, and they are all incredibly supportive of junior faculty. I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with Penn CIS faculty in a range of disciplines, from programming languages to NLP to theory, and I hope to have the chance to collaborate with many more.” (Osbert Bastani)

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DSL and SIG Lab Renovations: Out with the Old, In with the New

As the School of Engineering and Applied Science grows, so do the rooms that house all of the creative minds within our departments. Just in time for the Fall 2022 semester, two labs that are a part of the C.I.S. Department and are located in the Moore Building have gotten a makeover this past summer and the faculty and students are thrilled. The Distributed Systems Laboratory (DSL) in Moore 100 and The SIG Center for Computer Graphics in Moore 103 have both undergone renovations for more student space to collaborate, create and liven up the space!

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The ASSET Center: Enabling Trust Between AI and its User

Picture this: you’re getting ready to watch a movie on Netflix, popcorn in hand, and several films pop up that have been curated just for you. What are you going to do: choose one from the list recommended by the underlying AI algorithm, or worry about how this list was generated and whether you should trust it? Now, think about when you are at the doctors’ office and the physician decides to consult an online system to figure out what dosage of medicine you as the patient should take. Would you feel comfortable having a course of treatment chosen for you by artificial intelligence? What will the future of medicine look like where the doctor is not involved at all in making the decision?

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In the Spotlight: Eric Wong and Developing Debuggable AI-Systems

What happens when AI goes wrong? Probably not the Terminator or the Matrix – despite what Hollywood suggests – but rather, something that could still harm a human, such as a self-driving car that gets into an accident, or an algorithm that discriminates against certain people. Fortunately Penn has innovative researchers like Eric Wong, who build tools to make sure AI works correctly!

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Welcome Back C.I.S. Students: Let's See What's New!

The 2022-2023 academic year has kicked off last week and summer has officially come to a close. We would like to welcome back returning Computer and Information Science students as well as the Class of 2026! Penn Engineering is excited to have you on board.

With a new school year comes new changes for Penn Engineering and the CIS department. In the past year, we have hired an exceptional number of faculty, brought in new research initiatives, renovated our spaces, and broke ground on a state-of-the-art facility. We are also incredibly thankful to be able to see so many faces in person this year as the circumstances surrounding Covid-19 continues to improve and in-person activities can commence.

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CIS News

For ‘Spirit of Innovation,’ Three from Penn Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

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Identifying a Vulnerability in Critical Spacecraft Networks

12.07.2022 | Read More

Demystifying Grad School to Enhance Diversity in STEM

10.24.2022 | Read More

CIS Events

ASSET Seminar: TBA, Konrad Kording, University of Pennsylvania

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Research Highlights

Considering applying to Penn C.I.S.? Learn more about some of the exciting research projects across the Department!


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Penn Engineering COVID-19 Information

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Tenure, tenure-track, lecturer and practice assistant professor positions are all available.

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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