Michele Caprio elected as member of the London Mathematical Society
March 26, 2024

Congratulations to PRECISE Center postdoc Michele Caprio, who has been elected a member of the London Mathematical Society, a preeminent organization in the UK for advancing and promoting mathematical knowledge! This is just one of Michele's impressive accomplishments of late: He was also selected as the recipient of the 2024 New Researcher Travel Award by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for his work on finding tight bounds between the Kullback Leibler divergence and the Total Variation metric between distributions of different dimensions. 

Kudos to Michele for the well-deserved accolades! 

George Pappas Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
February 6, 2024

PRECISE faculty member George Pappas has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his work on the analysis, synthesis and control of safety-critical cyber-physical systems, including self-driving cars and autonomous robots.

Election to the NAE is one of the highest professional honors for an engineer – Congratulations, Professor Pappas for being recognized for your long career of groundbreaking work!

Nikolai Matni receives the Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
December 22, 2023

Nikolai Matni received the 2024 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He is one of the 48 scientists and engineers from 36 institutions and businesses in 20 states chosen this year. The title of Nikolai's proposal is "Towards a Statistical Learning Theory of Nonlinear Control", funded under the topic area of Dynamical Systems and Control. This highly competitive award recognizes Dr. Matni's exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research of military relevance.



Insup Lee receives IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCCPS) Distinguished Leadership Award
November 17, 2023

Center Director, Insup Lee, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Leadership Award by the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCCPS). This award recognizes Dr. Lee's "exceptional contributions to establishing cyber-physical systems as a scientific discipline and continued growth of the community; and for pioneering research and leadership in medical cyber-physical systems."

IEEE TCCPS is the leading international technical organization for researchers and practitioners specializing in cyber-physical systems, which integrate cyber components such as sensor networks with embedded computing to monitor and control the physical environment. The organization’s Distinguished Leadership Award is given to just one honoree annually and is meant to recognize the individual on volunteering for IEEE and the CPS community, instead of professional achievements. 



The Daily Pennsylvanian: Penn PRECISE Center research shows how generative AI can be used in clinical practice
November 12, 2023

We are honored to be featured by The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. 

Check out this article where our Associate Director talks about how generative AI can be used in clinical practice.

PRECISE researchers receive Best Paper Award at ICML 2023 TEACH Workshop
July 31, 2023

Shuo Li, Sangdon Park, Insup Lee, and Osbert Bastani received Best Paper Award from the Neural Conversational AI Workshop at the Fortieth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2023).

In their paper entitled “TRAC: Trustworthy Retrieval Augmented Chatbot”, they propose a novel strategy for retrieval augmented question answering by combining conformal prediction and global multi-hypothesis testing.

Congratulations on your well-deserved achievement!



Congratulations to Michele Caprio, Ph.D. – 2023 IJAR Young Researcher Award
July 17, 2023

Our postdoc, Michele Caprio, was named the IJAR Young Researcher of the Year, for his promising work and deep contributions to the field of imprecise probabilities. This Award is given by the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR) to researchers, typically under 30, who demonstrate excellence in research at an early stage of their scientific career.

We congratulate Michele for his achievement! 


Insup Lee Elected 2022 AAAS Fellows
January 31, 2023

Insup Lee, Warren D. Seider and Karen I. Winey are among the eight Penn scholars that have been named to the 2022 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows. They are among more than 500 researchers honored for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.”

Congratulations, Insup!

Identifying a Vulnerability in Critical Spacecraft Networks
January 5, 2023

PRECISE faculty, Linh Thi Xuan Phan, and a team of researchers have identified a critical security flaw in the networking approach used in aerospace and other safety-critical systems.

"Stroke Detection Wristband" selected Time’s 100 best technologies in 2022
November 14, 2022

James Weimer co-founded Neuralert Technologies in 2019 as a spin-out from the University of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to transform the method of monitoring for stroke symptoms in hospitalized patients. Their "Stroke Detection Wristband" Named to TIME’s List of the Best Inventions of 2022