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The Moving City

Transportation into, out of, and within cities has been one of the key enablers of urban growth. As cities grow larger and more complex, ensuring that people, goods, and information flow smoothly will become all the more important.

Computer science students honored with Siebel Scholar awards

The Siebel Scholars Foundation has awarded Siebel Scholars fellowships to five Princeton University graduate students in computer science.

Princeton announces initiative to propel innovations in quantum science and technology

Princeton University has announced the creation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative to foster research and training across the spectrum from fundamental quantum science to its application in areas such as computing, sensing and communications.

Algorithms could stop an ‘internet of things’ attack from bringing down the power grid

Princeton researchers have developed algorithms to protect against potential attacks that would spike electricity demand from high-wattage devices such as air conditioners — all part of the “internet of things” — in an effort to overload the power grid.

Princeton computer scientist to lead NSF directorate

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Princeton University computer scientist Martonosi to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, one of seven top-level divisions within the NSF.

Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say Princeton experts

Pound for pound, methane causes a far greater warming effect in the atmosphere than does carbon dioxide. Two Princeton engineers recently discovered far more methane leaking into the atmosphere than previously recognized, and here they talk about their discoveries and the implications of changing regulations.

Microbe chews through PFAS and other tough contaminants

In a series of lab tests, a relatively common soil bacterium has demonstrated its ability to break down the difficult-to-remove class of pollutants called PFAS, researchers at Princeton University said.

Princeton collaborators bring layered approach to coastal resiliency in New York City

The complexity of the challenges facing New York’s Jamaica Bay makes the region a perfect place to apply the cross-disciplinary approach that a team of Princeton researchers is bringing to improving the resilience of New York and other coastal cities.

The future of cities

Princeton University's newly established Metropolis Project is creating a research ecosystem that enables Princeton to play a central role in meeting the urbanization challenge.

Class of 2023 asked to apply fundamental knowledge to modern challenges

Engineering faculty members welcomed the Class of 2023 to the School of Engineering and Applied Science on Monday afternoon, with Vice Dean Antoine Kahn telling students that as engineers, they will “have the ability to use your technical expertise during your lifetime to improve and sustain quality of life in the world for everybody.”

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