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Emily Carter to become executive vice chancellor and provost at UCLA

Emily A. Carter, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been selected to become the executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Los Angeles, effective September 1, 2019.

Harnessing technology to address challenges facing society

Edward Felten, the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and director of the Center for Information Technology Policy speaks about engaging society in discussions of technology and technology’s power to change the world.

Research finds some bacteria travel alternate path to antibiotic resistance

In a study with implications for efforts to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at Princeton have identified a new, troubling path that some bacteria take toward resistance.

Sunlight pulls hydrogen from wastewater

Researchers at Princeton have developed a technique that uses sunlight to isolate hydrogen from industrial wastewater.

Sedgewick recognized for contribution to computer science education

Robert Sedgewick, the William O. Baker ’39 Professor in Computer Science, is the recipient of this year’s Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the Association for Computing Machinery announced today.

Computer scientist Kernighan elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Brian Kernighan, a pioneer of early programming languages and software tools and a scholar known for distilling and clarifying complex technical subjects, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A professor of computer science, Kernighan is among five Princeton faculty members, a visiting professor, and two alumni joining the Academy this year.

Panelists tell UN expert that artificial intelligence offers promise and peril for social programs

While artificial intelligence could help bring greater effectiveness and fairness to social programs such as disability and health benefits, it could also be used to unjustly deny assistance to people in need, experts told a United Nations special rapporteur during a conference at Princeton University last week.

Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water

In a finding with implications for topics including climate models and drug production, computational research from Princeton University has described an additional step in the precipitation of salt crystals. 

Robert Mark, who brought modern engineering to the study of historic buildings, dies at 88

Robert Mark, professor of civil engineering and architecture, emeritus, who pioneered the application of modern engineering modeling to study the structure of medieval and ancient buildings, died March 29 in New York City. He was 88.

Four engineering scholars among Princeton’s first Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Twelve scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including four in engineering, have been named among Princeton’s first cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows, a program aimed at enhancing diversity in the professoriate. 

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