Felten confirmed as member of U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday the appointment of Professor of Computer Scienceand Public Affairs Ed Felten to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a bipartisan agency within the executive branch.

She Roars: Celebrating Women in Princeton Engineering

The 'She Roars' alumni conference, from Oct. 4-6, featured presentations, discussion groups and social events. Dean Emily A. Carter told attendees that the future for women in engineering is bright.

'Day of Optimization' explores forefront of data science and machine learning

Princeton's inaugural Day of Optimization grappled with difficult questions including: should there be marketplaces for data in the near future and how should these markets be run? How should society decide who gets a liver transplant? If a driverless car kills someone, who is at fault?

Brangwynne named 2018 MacArthur Fellow for work in bioengineering

Bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne, who explores the interior structures of cells, has been awarded 2018 MacArthur Fellowship.

Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes.” She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

Wide collaborations and a “close-knit community of scholarship” catalyze advances

Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and chair of the department, highlights developments in bioengineering and materials science, and new efforts to optimize the learning environment for students.

Riding a wave

The effect demonstrated in this video – a particle surfing its own wave – was identified by a team of researchers from Howard Stone’s lab in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, along with their counterparts at the Flatiron Institute and the Center for Soft Matter Research, both in New York. 

Andlinger Center conference tackles challenges of a changing climate

The conference featured panels on the role of technological innovation, market forces, public policy and behavioral science in combating climate change. It focused on the power and transportation sectors, the two largest sources of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Student teams take on complex societal problems via Tiger Challenge

Tiger Challenge guides students from across the University through a process for investigating seemingly intractable problems and designing solutions.

Chip ramps up artificial intelligence systems' performance

Researchers have fabricated a chip that markedly boosts the performance and efficiency of neural networks—computer algorithms modeled on the workings of the human brain.

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