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Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products (AESOP)

Shu Yang, Director The Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products (AESOP): Science and Engineering for the Human Habitat is a dynamic and highly collaborative center bringing together materials scientists, chemical and biomolecular engineers, mechanical engineers, robotics engineers, systems engineers, and computer scientists with expertise in both active and real time control of materials, […]

Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine (CT3N)

Vladimir Muzykantov and Andrew Tsourkas, co-Directors CT3N is a joint interdisciplinary venture between the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, with the mission to facilitate and accelerate translational research in targeted therapeutics and nanomedicines by bringing together the many leading laboratories active in these areas at the University of […]

Center for Engineering MechanoBiology

Vivek Shenoy, Director The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is a multi-institutional Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals. The mission of the CEMB is to create new materials, biomedical therapies, and improved agricultural technologies. Our […]

General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab

Mark Yim, Director; Ani Hsieh, Deputy Director The General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab is a truly inter-disciplinary research center at the University of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1979, the lab has grown today to be one of the premier research centers focusing on fundamental research in robotics, vision, perception, control, automation and learning.

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)

Eric Stach, Director The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) is the intellectual focal point of materials research at Penn. It hosts the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC), which consists of five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) plus selected seed projects. The MRSEC provides crucial support for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and […]

Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology (Penn Health-Tech)

Brian Litt and Insup Lee, co-Directors The Penn Health-Tech mission is to foster novel medical-device ideas based on basic science and technology developed at the University of Pennsylvania, facilitate the development of medical devices and healthcare technology, and provide education and research opportunities to next-generation medical device innovators.

Penn Center for Molecular Discovery (PCMD)

Scott Diamond, Director The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery (PCMD) is a multi-disciplinary center that screens small molecules from around the world in search of new, potentially useful biologically effective agents. The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery is housed within the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.

Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS)

Aleksandra Vojvodic, Director The formation of the Penn Institute for Computational Science derives from the observation that computing is an important tool for research in essentially every field of study today; from the physical and biological sciences to every part of engineering to linguistics to medicine to psychology. Computing’s rapidly changing landscape, while presenting immense […]

Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE)

Insup Lee, Director PRECISE is the point of convergence for several related research efforts by the affiliated faculty in the areas of cyber-physical systems, distributed, real-time, and embedded systems, formal specification and verification, control theory, and trust management. Comprised of researchers from the departments of Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Systems Engineering, the […]

Penn Research in Machine Learning (PRiML)

Shivani Agarwal and Alexander Rakhlin, co-Directors The need to analyze and make effective use of the vast amounts of data has made Machine Learning indispensable in many fields of science, medicine and engineering, as well as technology powering modern high-tech industry. Machine Learning addresses the fundamental problems of extracting models and patterns from data. PRiML’s […]

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