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Attack on computer memory reveals vulnerability of widely used security systems

A team of academic, industry and independent researchers has demonstrated a new class of computer attacks that compromise the contents of "secure" memory systems, particularly in laptops.

Loo awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Lynn Loo, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a 2008 Sloan Research Fellowship. These highly competitive two-year fellowships, which provide $45,000 in research support, "are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members" in targeted areas of science.

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.

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.

Dean's Message - Engineering Security

The theme of this issue of EQuad News is engineering and security -- but new tools and technology, such as those for securing the Internet and for bringing stability to financial markets, are only part of the story. Like all major problems facing society, the subject of security has many dimensions. The work described here exemplifies how engineering connects to other disciplines and how these combined efforts yield dramatic benefits for both society and students.

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.

Engineering professors participate in Nobel Prize-winning panel

Princeton Engineering professors Michael Celia *83 and Robert Socolow were involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 12.

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.

Graduate students awarded competitive fellowships

Fifteen graduate students were recognized at a dinner Oct. 4 as the first recipients of the newly established Gordon Wu Prizes for Excellence. Made possible by the generous support of Sir Gordon Y.S. Wu, who earned his B.S.E. from Princeton Engineering in 1958, the awards support the final year of study for graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and research during their time at Princeton.

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