Congratulations to Arvind Ramesh, Nitesh Singh, and Grayson Honan on their awards for the significant contributions to teaching, and improving the academic experience of everyone at Penn Engineering. Grayson was presented with his "Honorable Mention" Certificate at today's Penn Engineering Masters Awards Appreciation Lunch. Arvind and Nitesh will receive their "Outstanding TA Award" during the 2018 Awards Recognition Ceremony scheduled for April 27th.
The eCTF Competition took place during the entire Spring Semester and was hosted by the MITRE Corporation. Nine students from Embedded Systems (EMBS) and 2 from CIS participated in this competition which featured 14 other universities. What makes this attack-and-defend competition different from other CTF competitions was that the team actually built a real secure ATM system with chip-and-PIN on an embedded platform. Halfway through the semester, the team traded ATM systems with the other teams and then the fun began. Points were earned for both defending our system and attacking other systems. After the dust settled, Penn's team finished in third place, behind Virginia Tech and Tufts, but ahead of MIT. Penn's students also earned the "Golden Flag" award for executing the highest valued attack, which was executed against the MIT team and resulted in a complete data breach of their database. This was quite an accomplishment given that it was Penn's first year competing. We look forward to next year's competition, where we hope to build on what we learned this year!
Congratulations to the following students:
- Manvendra Sharma (EMBS)
- Sourav Bandyopadhyay (EMBS)
- Mugdha Bavkar (EMBS)
- Michael Cipolla (CIS undergrad)
- Luis Garcia (EMBS)
- Shalmali Joshi (EMBS)
- Philip Perilstein (EMBS)
- Arvind Ramesh (EMBS)
- Justin Swirbul (CIS undergrad)
- James Weimer, Ph.D.
- Hung Nguyen, Ph.D.c.
Rahul Mangharam, Manfred Morari, ESE alum Truong Nghiem, and current ESE PhD student Achin Jain are the recipients of the Best Paper Award at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) that took place in Porto, Portugal on April 2018. ICCPS is part of CPSWEEK, which is one of the largest conferences in the broad IoT space. In their paper, they propose the use of Gaussian Processes for learning control-oriented models.
Linh Thi Xuan Phan has recently won the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for her research project, "Resilient Execution with Bounded-Time Recovery (REBOUND)." The award carries a value of $475000 over a five-year period.
Professor Naik's research helps programmers and developers build higher-quality software...
Penn Engineers Receive $6.1 Million Grant from Office of Naval Research to Reduce Software Complexity.
PRECISE is featured in Penn Engineering Magazine Fall 2017 Edition (pages 3-7).
Rahul Mangharam, Associate Professor and Mobility21 co-director, discussed the research group's efforts to develop a "driver's license test" for autonomous vehicles with Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jason Laughlin.
Insup has been named a Fellow of the ACM! The honor is richly deserved for his research accomplishments and community leadership.
Our Mobility21 research was featured in the Sunday Inquirer!