Graduate students explore the ethics of artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence advances, the questions surrounding its use have become increasingly complex. To introduce students to the challenges the technology could present and to prepare them to engage in and lead conversations about its ethical use, the Graduate School this year is offering a Professional Learning Development Cohort titled “Ethics of AI.”

Data science tool reveals molecular causes of disease, shows power in infant cancer analysis

Demonstrating a new tool with a broad ability to reveal molecular causes and markers of diseases, a Princeton University-led team has found connections between four genes and a rare cancer affecting babies and young children.

DataX effort jumpstarts demonstration data science project at Princeton

Princeton University researchers will push the limits of data science by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning across the research spectrum in an interdisciplinary pilot project made possible through a major gift from Schmidt Futures.

Funds spur innovation and benefit for society

A new method to combat antibiotic resistance; a way to use computer science to limit misinformation; and a plan to better understand the impacts of land use and climate change on flooding are among 19 projects awarded Innovation Research Grants this year through the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Students celebrate faculty and grad students for teaching excellence

Engineering student organizations recognized faculty members and graduate teaching assistants who had made an extraordinary difference in their students’ education at the annual School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Funds Research on Carbon Capture and Storage

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership (E-ffiliates) will support two projects this year, both focused on optimizing the capture and storage of carbon, which would otherwise contribute to climate change as atmospheric carbon dioxide.  

Three Princeton Engineering faculty members awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Ten Princeton scientists, including three faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, have been selected to receive 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive grants given to outstanding young scholars working at the frontiers of their fields.

Improvised dance embodies complexities of social decisions

Princeton researchers have developed a mathematical analysis of dancers’ decisions and opportunities for collaborative composition in the rule-based improvisational work “There Might Be Others.” The work is part of an ongoing effort to explore collective behavior in nature and art and to inform the design of control systems for robot teams.

Desert ants’ survival strategy emerges from millions of simple interactions

Ants’ frenzied movements may seem aimless and erratic to a casual observer, but closer study reveals that an ant colony’s collective behavior can help it thrive in a harsh environment _and may also yield inspiration for robotic systems.

Students explore technology policymaking through CITP’s Tech Policy Boot Camp

Sixteen Princeton University students traveled to Washington, D.C., during fall 2018 to learn more about the intersection between technology and policymaking.