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How secure is the internet from attacks?

Jennifer Rexford, chair of the Princeton University Computer Science Department, visits the podcast to discuss what kind of vulnerabilities exist in the Internet that allow hackers to exploit its weaknesses.

Graduate students honored with Siebel Scholar awards

The Siebel Scholars Foundation has awarded Siebel Scholars fellowships to six Princeton University graduate students: Sotiris Apostolakis, Kyle Genova, Wei Hu, John Li and Divyarthi Mohan in computer science; and Joseph Hamill in chemical and biological engineering. Now in its 20th year, the program annually recognizes exceptional students from the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, energy science and bioengineering.

Engineering students honored for academic achievement

Princeton University celebrated the academic accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes to seven students, including four engineering students. While the annual prizes are typically awarded at Opening Exercises, there was no ceremony this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Conversation quickly spreads droplets inside buildings

With implications for the transmission of diseases like COVID-19, researchers have found that ordinary conversation creates a conical ‘jet-like’ airflow that quickly carries a spray of tiny droplets from a speaker’s mouth across meters of an interior space.

Episode 3: Bulletproofing the Ballot Box

There’s been a lot of anxiety lately about the security of the American balloting infrastructure, but Andrew Appel has been thinking about this question for years. He has research specialties in public policy and security and privacy. He’s a well-known specialist in election technology. 

Algorithms uncover cancers’ hidden genetic losses and gains

Limitations in DNA sequencing technology make it difficult to detect some major mutations often linked to cancer, such as the loss or duplication of parts of chromosomes. Now, methods developed by Princeton computer scientists will allow researchers to more accurately identify these mutations in cancerous tissue, yielding a clearer picture of the evolution and spread of tumors than was previously possible.

Comprehensive look at U.S. fuel economy standards shows big savings on fuel and emissions

In one of the first comprehensive assessments of the fuel economy standards in the United States, Princeton University researchers found that, over their 40-year history, the standards helped reduce reliance on foreign oil producers, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and saved consumers money.

Episode 1: How Consumer Tech Can Manipulate You (and Take Your Data)

While we're using electronic gadgets, apps, platforms and websites, they are often using us as well, including tracking our personal data. The premiere episode of our new podcast features Arvind Narayanan, associate professor of computer science here at the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Episode 2: Why Online Media Platforms Get You Hooked

This is the second half of our conversation with Arvind Narayanan, associate professor of computer science here at the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Novel drug could be a powerful weapon in the fight against malaria and toxoplasmosis

Princeton researchers are making key contributions toward developing a promising new treatment for the widespread and devastating diseases toxoplasmosis and malaria.

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