In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, orders from the state government and recommendations from global public health organizations, Penn State will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on May 9. The virtual ceremony will recognize all Penn State undergraduate students and all graduate students in the Penn State Graduate School.
Twenty teams have been awarded $500 to pursue their ideas to use artificial intelligence for good in the 2020 Nittany AI Challenge to improve the world by providing solutions for problems within the areas of education, health, humanitarian challenges, sustainability and climate change.
Data analytics graduate students Scott Clayman and Devendra Jaiswal worked with Mohamad Darayi, assistant professor of systems engineering, on his research on Pennsylvania’s freight transportation infrastructure resilience, and presented their findings at the annual INFORMS conference.
Anchal Gupta, a data analytics graduate student at Penn State Great Valley, attended the inaugural Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Summer School, where she presented her master's thesis research to a panel of industry leaders.
Students interested in working with artificial intelligence are invited to attend the Nittany AI Challenge Celebration Event from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 10 in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Students can register to network with AI professionals, enjoy a free meal, get inspired to create teams for the 2020 challenge, and see which projects from the 2019 challenge have been awarded additional development funding.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Janet Duck as its director of excellence in teaching and learning, a newly formed role to benefit Smeal’s fast-growing portfolio of professional graduate programs.