Innovations Build Intelligent Cities
Rather than repeat the sprawling and uncoordinated development patterns of the past, researchers at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Architecture are exploring new ways to build urban infrastructures to serve our growing population, changing civilization and warming planet.
Three engineering faculty win Sloan Fellowships
Three Princeton Engineering members were among six researchers from Princeton University named as 2017 Sloan Research Fellows.
Capstone classes focus knowledge through challenging projects
Engineering departments all feature capstone classes that require students to focus their knowledge gained at Princeton on a challenging project. Computer scientists develop apps; electrical engineers build robots; and operations research and financial engineering majors create business strategies for a simulated orange juice market. Professor Yannis Kevrekidis, who teaches the capstone course in chemical and biological engineering, dubbed the projects "a dress rehearsal for the real world
New math lets data take the lead
Big data, the use of powerful computation to find insights in massive fields of information, is in many ways a new science. As such, Han Liu said, it requires a new approach in mathematics. "Things are starting to change and change fundamentally," said Liu, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering. For centuries, science has followed the same pattern: Scientists make conjectures, test them, and try to disprove their hypotheses. Big Data has changed
Optimization expert helps Brazil with electricity supply problems
The historic drought that parched Brazil over the last two years was not just a water-supply problem - it was also a power problem. The nation's heavy use of hydroelectricity, which had made it a model of renewable energy, contributed to rolling blackouts in some of Brazil's largest cities during severe droughts. Now, Princeton researchers are joining colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities de
Engineers win top University honors for sophomore and junior work
Princeton University honored three engineering students with two of its top prizes for work in the sophomore and junior years at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Partnerships yield global impact for Engineers Without Borders
Among nearly 300 Engineers Without Borders programs in the United States, Princeton's was honored at the EWB-USA International Summit in Denver this month with the organization's Premier National Chapter award.
Class Day awards honor research contributions and service
The Class of 2016 gathered on the Friend Center courtyard on Monday, May 30, to celebrate graduates' achievements including creating a new system to design aircraft, developing building techniques to assist refugees, and vividly describing the importance of scientific research to audiences beyond the university.
Junior faculty awards recognize early-career excellence
The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored three assistant professors for outstanding teaching and research early in their careers at the school's faculty meeting May 25. Each award includes $45,000 to support the recipient's research.
Michael McCloskey '92 is new CFO at FusionHealth
FusionHealth. a sleep health technology company, has announced that Michael McCloskey has been appointed its chief financial officer. In his new role, McCloskey will responsible for overseeing financial operations and corporate development functions during the company's current period of rapid growth and beyond.