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Data-driven problem-solving, 'the modern form of a liberal education'

Ronnie Sircar, chair and professor of operations research and financial engineering (ORFE), speaks about new courses and expanding opportunities to tackle complex problems using data and computation.

New tools illuminate the liquid forces at play in living cells

Creating new tools that harness light to probe the mysteries of cellular behavior, Princeton researchers have made discoveries about the formation of cellular components called membraneless organelles and the key role these organelles play in cells.

 

Burdine and Weber named AAAS Fellows

Princeton University faculty members Rebecca Burdine and Elke Weber have been named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientifically or socially distinguished work.

Graduate student Montaño López awarded Mexico's top honor for academic achievement

First-year graduate student José de Jesús Montaño López has received Mexico's 2018 National Youth Award, the highest honor given by the government to its citizens under 30 years old.

John Thomas, mentor in engineering that led to modern information age, dies at 93

John B. Thomas, a pioneer in the field of information theory who mentored generations of leaders, including two deans of engineering at Princeton and a founder of the internet, died Sept. 13 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was 93 years old.

Fast-growing firms join new startup immersion program in Shanghai

Princeton's summer program that immerses students in the skills and culture of starting companies is expanding to Shanghai following the success of programs in New York and Tel Aviv. Students in the program work in early-stage for-profit and not-for-profit ventures while participating in workshops, talks and other learning opportunities.

Sedgewick receives prize for mathematical exposition

The American Mathematical Society has awarded its 2019 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition to Robert Sedgewick, Princeton’s William O. Baker *39 Professor in Computer Science, and posthumously to French computer scientist Philippe Flajolet, for their 2009 book “Analytic Combinatorics.”

Kernighan discusses ‘Millions, Billions, Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Numbers’

Brian Kernighan, a professor of computer science, wants to help everyone, regardless of their math background, navigate the dazzling array of numbers flung around by journalists, advertisers and politicians every day. In his latest book, “Millions, Billions, Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Numbers,” published this month by Princeton University Press, he demonstrates how numbers and graphics can mislead and misrepresent, and he offers shortcuts and tips to help readers think critically about the figures they encounter.

Merging memory and computation, programmable chip speeds AI, slashes power use

By shifting a fundamental property of computation, Princeton researchers have built a new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the energy demands of systems used for artificial intelligence.

Andlinger Center Annual Meeting Discusses Clean Energy Expansion

The Andlinger Center's 2018 Annual Meeting discussed approaches to expand clean energy in society

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