Engineering and Information Science Podcasts

  • Some Ideas on the Future in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Dr. Richard A. Wysk
    The past 40 years have seen the arrival and widespread use of computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), numerical controlled machines, robots, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnologies. Today, we manufacture devices smaller than viruses and bacteria, and we have the ability to see individual atoms. As technology continues to change, the role and requirements of engineers are also changing. Dr. Wysk provides a perspective on the rate of change for technology and engineering, while examining the role of engineers in the development of new products.

Dr. Wysk's research and teaching interests include computer integrated manufacturing, particularly computer-aided engineering, planning for manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing systems planning, design, and control. He has coauthored six books and has published more than 200 technical papers. Dr. Wysk has held engineering positions with General Electric and Caterpillar Tractor Company, and in addition to Penn State, has served on the faculties of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Texas A&M University where he held the Royce Wisenbaker Chair in Innovation.
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  • Upgrading Humans: Technical Realities and New Morals with Dr. Kevin Warwick 

Dr. Kevin Warwick, from the Department of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK looks at how the use of implant technology is rapidly diminishing the effects of certain neural illnesses and distinctly increasing the range of abilities of those affected.

Kevin Warwick is Professor of Cybernetics and carries out research in artificial intelligence, control, robotics, and biomedical engineering. His presentation was part of National Engineers Week at Penn State Great Valley. He is introduced by Dr. David Russell.
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  • How Theory and Practice Come Together with Dr. Phil Laplante, Professor of Software Engineering
    Phil Laplante describes the broad range of software engineering and other IT related topics.
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  • Introduction to Data Mining with Dr. John McCool, Professor of Systems Engineering
    John McCool describes Data Mining and the value it has for today’s companies.
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  • Design of Experiments with Dr. John McCool, Professor of Systems Engineering
    John McCool describes Design of Experiments and the value it has for today’s companies.
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  • Engineering Analysis I with Dr. Michael J. Piovoso, Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Michael J. Piovoso describes the first course at the Navy Yard.
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