The wired city

In cities of the future, infrastructure will be electronic as well as physical. The sensors and networks that support business, leisure, and everyday life will face much greater demand and scope.

The Sustainable City

The very structures of cities play an important role in urban environments, from influencing residents’ energy needs to affecting local climates and ensuring resilience against natural hazards. Developing new structures and maintaining existing ones are important challenges.

The Built City

Structures are cities’ building blocks, and as cities grow and change, the role of structures must change as well. In some cases, it means protecting and modifying existing buildings; in others, it means designing new structures to meet emerging needs.

The Livable City

As humanity becomes more urbanized, maintaining health and happiness in crowded environments becomes critical. Clean air, clean water, and efficient transit systems are essential parts of the solution.

Computer science students honored with Siebel Scholar awards

The Siebel Scholars Foundation has awarded Siebel Scholars fellowships to five Princeton University graduate students in computer science.

Princeton announces initiative to propel innovations in quantum science and technology

Princeton University has announced the creation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative to foster research and training across the spectrum from fundamental quantum science to its application in areas such as computing, sensing and communications.

Algorithms could stop an ‘internet of things’ attack from bringing down the power grid

Princeton researchers have developed algorithms to protect against potential attacks that would spike electricity demand from high-wattage devices such as air conditioners — all part of the “internet of things” — in an effort to overload the power grid.

Princeton computer scientist to lead NSF directorate

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Princeton University computer scientist Martonosi to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, one of seven top-level divisions within the NSF.

Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say Princeton experts

Pound for pound, methane causes a far greater warming effect in the atmosphere than does carbon dioxide. Two Princeton engineers recently discovered far more methane leaking into the atmosphere than previously recognized, and here they talk about their discoveries and the implications of changing regulations.

Microbe chews through PFAS and other tough contaminants

In a series of lab tests, a relatively common soil bacterium has demonstrated its ability to break down the difficult-to-remove class of pollutants called PFAS, researchers at Princeton University said.