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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CIS News

Climate Week at Penn: Penn Engineering’s Contributions to Fighting Climate Change

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Kristian Lum Discusses Computer Science and Social Justice on ACM ByteCast

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Penn Engineering and Nursing Partner with Medical Device Provider Hillrom on Internet-of-Things Technology

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Featured Stories

C.I.S. Strong: Meet Tony Kipkemboi

Although this current semester is Tony’s first with UPenn and the CIS community, the active duty U.S. Army Sergeant has been excited, preparing and active. When he’s not working at a military Infectious Diseases Research laboratory as a Biological Research Assistant, you can find him practicing his python coding skills in preparation for his MCIT Online program.

Read more about Tony’s time with his wife and baby son, and his love of photography, below!

MCIT Admissions Webinar: Alumni Spotlight on Women in Tech

Penn Engineering Online Learning is offering up a special admissions webinar for its upcoming installment, featuring MCIT alumnae impacting the tech industry. Hosted by PE’s Associate Director of Professional Development and Networking, Emily Parry, the webinar will cover topics such as how to seek out community and mentorship, advice for women considering a career switch into CS, important resources to be aware of, networking tips, and more.

Up Next: Penn’s Climate Week

Now more than ever it is critically important for us to address the impending and drastic changes occuring in our global climate: science and our own corporeal experiences demand it. Next week, Monday, September 21 marks the beginning of Penn’s Climate Week, and it could not be more timely.

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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