Verdu honored for contributions to information theory

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors has honored Sergio Verdu with the 2008 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal "for fundamental contributions to information theory and the development of multiuser detection."

Dixon '69 leads campaign to invest in engineering

From a boyhood captivated by the potential of space travel to a career as a venture capitalist who shepherds new technologies to the marketplace, Don Dixon understands the power of engineering to change the world.

Kornhauser wins ASCE award, joins NJ Commission on Science and Technology

Operations research and financial engineering professor Alain Kornhauser has been recognized for his contributions to transportation engineering at the state and national levels.

Chemical engineer wins University’s most prestigious graduate student award

Princeton Engineering graduate student Ning Wu has been awarded the University's highest honor for graduate students, the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship. Each year, only four individuals whose work displays the highest scholarly excellence receive the Jacobus fellowship, which supports the final year of graduate study.

Beyond start-ups: harnessing entrepreneurship for wide-ranging endeavors

Entrepreneurial thinking is not just for start-up companies and can be applied to all situations, business school professor Julian Lange told a Princeton audience Oct. 4 as he kicked off a five-workshop series on "Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship."

Withstanding Disasters: One bridge doesn't fit all

In the following essay, reprinted from The New York Times, David Billington '50 explores the important role that good design plays in the lifetime and safety of bridges. Billington is Princeton's Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor of Engineering and directs the Program in Architecture and Engineering.

Fan recognized for accomplishments in applied math, statistics

Jianqing Fan, professor of operations research and financial engineering, received the Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics at the Fourth International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians. The medals are presented every three years to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent under age 45.

New faculty of fall 2007

New faculty for the Fall of 2007.

Campaign kick-off

Princeton University launched a five-year, $1.75 billion fundraising campaign Nov. 9, including a goal of $325 million to support initiatives under the category of Engineering and a Sustainable Society. Among the day-long series of kick-off events, two panels of experts led vigorous discussions of major societal issues related to engineering: What is the future of the Internet and its role in society, and what are our prospects and responsibilities for dealing with global climate change?

Solving the 'Curses of Dimensionality'

John Wiley & Sons recently published Approximate Dynamic Programming: Solving the Curses of Dimensionality by Warren Powell, professor of operations research and financial engineering.