Expanding an innovation ecosystem: Princeton leads the way in 2018

The year 2018 represented a pivotal point in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the heart of New Jersey as Princeton University established significant new collaborations with pioneering members of industry — all with the aim of bolstering the resources available to researchers and scientists in their quest to make new discoveries in the service of society.

New first-year courses integrate foundational math and physics with modern engineering challenges

A new sequence of courses for first-year undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science present the same math and physics as more traditional course offerings, but place a greater emphasis on problem-solving in the context of modern engineering challenges.

Google to open artificial intelligence lab in Princeton and collaborate with University researchers

Two Princeton University computer science professors will lead a new Google AI lab opening in January in the town of Princeton. The lab is expected to expand New Jersey’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem by building a collaborative effort to advance research in artificial intelligence.

Study scrutinizes hidden marketing relationships on social media

Federal regulators require social media personalities to alert their viewers to promotional payments for products and gadgets shown on their channels, but an analysis by Princeton University researchers shows that such disclosures are rare.

Enzymes, evolution and engineering with Nobel laureate Frances Arnold

In a few days, Princeton alumna Frances Arnold and the other 2018 Nobel laureates will be celebrated at a ceremony in Stockholm. Nobel week kicks off Thursday, Dec. 6, with an event at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm and continues with lectures, a day-long seminar, concerts and, finally, an awards ceremony and banquet Dec. 10.

Funkhouser recognized for computer graphics research

Thomas Funkhouser, the David M. Siegel '83 Professor in Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the leading association in computer science. He was recognized by the ACM for his contribution to computer graphics.   

Researchers peel off slimy biofilms like old stickers

Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers at Princeton have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these notorious sludges.

Sau-Hai (Harvey) Lam, leading theoretician of fluid mechanics and esteemed mentor, dies at 87

Sau-Hai (Harvey) Lam, who developed influential theories in fluid mechanics, combustion and plasma dynamics and helped shape engineering education at Princeton, died Oct. 29 in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He was 87.

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.