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  Machine Learning Researchers Try to Improve Working Conditions for Amazon's Mechanical Turk Workers
 
Amazon's Mechanical Turk is named after a machine that appeared to be a chess-playing automaton, but was really controlled by a person hidden inside. Like the original Mechanical Turk, Amazonís service is a platform for seemingly automated tasks that are really completed by human workers. Chris Callison-Burch, Associate Professor in Computer and Information Science, developed a Google Chrome plug-in that helps Turk workers pick out better-paying tasks.
 
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  Kathleen Stebe Wins 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award
 
Kathleen Stebe, Deputy Dean for Research and Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award. The award, presented by the American Chemical Societyís Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry and its journal, Langmuir, recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry.
 
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  Alejandro Ribeiro: Expanding Applications of Network Science
 
The real power behind a network, says Alejandro Ribeiro, isnít its component parts. As an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ribeiro uses complex mathematical frameworks to understand how networks behave. Instead of looking at individual points in that network, he examines whatís going on between those points.
 
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  Penn Engineers Update a User-friendly Device for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  In 2016, Haim Bau, professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), and a team of Penn Engineers published a paper introducing a hand-held device for detecting Zika virus by screening saliva, urine, or blood samples for signature genetic material of the Zika virus. Since their initial paperís publishing, the researchers have been working to completely automate the device, so that anyone, including those without medical or scientific training, can use it.
 
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Penn Engineering Blog

Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.

 

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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.