Guest lecture on AI applications and Nittany AI Challenge

Brad Zdenek, Innovation Strategist at Penn State UP, is going to give a guest lecture on current AI applications in the fields of Health, Humanitarianism, Education, and Sustainability as well as a few of the more eye catching examples from less obvious fields. He will also weave in AI impact on the current job market and the upcoming Penn State Nittany AI Challenge for students.

Date and time: Thursday Dec 5, 2019, at 12:05-1pm in Burke 176.

All are welcome.

Penn State Behrend Speaker Series Presents: Linda Bernardi   — Recommend for CSSE students

Penn State Behrend Speaker Series Presents: Linda Bernardi

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 13 2019 at 7:30 PM EDT to

Wednesday, March 13 2019 at 9:00 PM EDT


McGarvey Commons

4701 College Dr., Erie, PA

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Linda Bernardi, A former co-lead on the Watson team at IBM, shares her passion for enabling disruption and bringing critical innovation and technologies into companies around the world.  A leading technologist, serial high tech entrepreneur, and disruptive thinker, Linda is widely regarded for helping transform the IoT and big data analytic landscape. As the former chief innovation officer at IBM for IoT and Cloud, her focus was integrating Watson’s cognitive capabilities into the IoT and new product offerings, enabling IBM’s Fortune 100 customers to introduce IoT, AI and cognitive capabilities into their operations and thrive in the hyper-connected world.

Additional Information

Is this event open to the public?
What is the charge per person for this event?
admission is free

Research Assistant Position(s)

Dr. Omar Ashour is looking for 1 – 2 undergraduate research assistant(s) to work on a project that requires designing and developing virtual reality environments that will be used to teach manufacturing systems concepts. The student should have an excellent knowledge and programming skills in Unity and gaming in general and should be able to work with a team located at University Park campus. The student could be majoring in Computer Science/Engineering or any related field. A GPA of 3.5 (or more) is preferred. The student can start working in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.

Here is a link to the project story:

If interested please send your CV to Dr. Ashour at (

Global Game Jam

Students interested in developing video games:

The Game Developers Club is hosting the Global Game Jam, starting today at 5pm in Burke 152.  This is a 48-hour game development jam (think of it as a hackathon focused on game development) where participants around the global all try to make their own game based on a secret theme, to be announced at the start of the jam!  Here we host the Behrend site. Keynote speech at 5pm in Burke 152. All are welcome!

Summer 2019 Research Internship

Hello all,

There is a summer 2019 research internship opportunity. The project involves aspects of research design and human factors psychology principles as well as virtual environments, educational games, simulations, and engineering design and manufacturing.  Please see link below for application information.

If you are interested in applying for this summer position, please send a cover letter and a resume to Dr. Faisal Aqlan (


Some CSSE courses for Spring 2019 are temporarily closed and will be reopened

Dear CSSE students,

There are several courses such as SWENG311, 421, 452, 465, and CMPSC443 are currently closed by the office to solve some conflicts among them. These classes are not full yet and will be open again. Ms. Caitlyn Catalfu, scheduling officer of School of Engineering is working with course instructors and registrar’s office on solving these conflicts. I will send the notice on CSSE news channel (, please subscribe to it if you haven’t done so) when I receive further information. Thank you for your patience.

Dr. Su