'Civic technologies' developed at Princeton shed light on government issues

Two Princeton computer scientists recently oversaw the launch of two Web-based technologies to illuminate the workings of government.

From terrorism to HIV, it's all about the network

A sociologist, a political scientist and two electrical engineers, each a Princeton faculty member with expertise in different types of social and technological networks, have received a grant of $1.1 million to study the relations between these networks.

Financial instruments could be spiked with unfindable risks

In a result that may have implications for financial regulation, researchers from computer science and economics have revealed potentially impenetrable problems with the pricing of financial derivatives -- sellers of these investments could purposefully include pieces of bad risk that no buyer could detect, even with the most powerful computers.

Martonosi named fellow of leading engineering societies

Margaret Martonosi, a Princeton professor of electrical engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the IEEE, an international professional association for the advancement of technology.

Wood receives top hydrology award from American Meteorological Society

Eric Wood, a Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society.

Going underground for a climate solution

Princeton engineers are designing an underground experimental facility in a defunct South Dakota gold mine to test what would happen if carbon dioxide stored underground were to leak toward the surface.

Name change highlights links between engineering and biology

Reflecting the growing intersection of biology and engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering will change its name as of July 1, 2010, to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Richard Bowles III *83 moves to new position at Merck

Richard S. Bowles III accepted a position as chief compliance officer at Merck, overseeing ethics and compliance, and on the executive committee of the pharmaceutical company.

IEC Electronics elects Amy Lenhouts Tait '80 to board of directors

Amy Lenhouts Tait '80 S79 P12 has joined the board of directors of IEC Electronics Corporation, a contract electronics manufacturer in Newark, New York.