SCMP Administration

Faculty Advisors

Talid Sinno

Talid Sinno

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Secondary Faculty Appointment of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Founding Director of the Master’s Program in Scientific Computing (SCMP)

Professor Sinno received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Associate there before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Talid has received various awards and honors during his career, including an NSF Career Award.

Paris Perdikaris

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Professor Perdikaris received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Brown University and was postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work spans a wide range of areas in computational science and engineering, with a particular focus on the analysis and design of complex physical and biological systems using machine learning, stochastic modeling, computational mechanics, and high-performance computing. His work and service has received several distinctions including the DOE Early Career Award (2018), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2019), the Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising (2020), and the SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize (2021).

SCMP Academic Coordinator

Julia Esposito

Julia Esposito

PICS Program Coordinator and Scientific Computing Master’s Program Academic Coordinator

I primarily work on the administrative side of the Scientific Computing Master’s Program including submitting various documents and forms as well as communicating with other Penn Engineering administrators. If you have questions about program options or how to submit program-related forms and requests, feel free to reach out to me at