Professor Alain Kornhauser, of operations research and financial engineering, gave the keynote address at the 34th Trenton Computer Festival and Hamfestl, the longest continuously running personal computer show in the world. He spoke on "The Car of Tomorrow."
The computer festival took place on the campus of the College of New Jersey, located in Ewing, New Jersey. The 2-day event, which included talks, workshops and a computer flea market with over 500 vendors, was attended by more than 1,000 visitors.
Kornhauser has been a faculty member since 1972, the year after earning his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University. He is also director of Princeton’s Transportation Program. This program, with courses at both graduate and undergraduate level, stresses the interdisciplinary nature of transportation problems and is offered jointly by the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
In addition, Kornhauser serves as co-director of the Center for New Jersey Transportation Information and Decision Engineering (NJ TIDE), a center that is a cooperative effort involving Princeton, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University and is sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. The center conducts research on engineering technologies in order to improve transportation-related decision making.