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Conference presents ideas to shape future cities

Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.

Freedman receives top honor for computer science

Michael J. Freedman, a professor of computer science, has been awarded this year’s Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Association for Computing Machinery announced May 8.

Google AI lab bolsters innovation and invention

Google’s newest AI lab — located across the street from Princeton University’s Nassau Hall — officially launched on Thursday, May 2, with speeches and research presentations by state and local officials, Google executives, and University executives and students.

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.

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. 

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.

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