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How artificial intelligence can be turned against us: Prateek Mittal, associate professor of electrical engineering

Prateek Mittal, associate professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, is here to discuss his team's research into how hackers can use adversarial tactics toward artificial intelligence to take advantage of us and our data.

Students step up summer research, with increased support, amid pandemic’s challenges

For undergraduates in the engineering school, summer often means a chance to apply their learning in new ways, whether conducting field research, working in industry or volunteering abroad. Last summer, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many of these plans, some students’ research projects took them in unexpected directions.

Comprehensive look at U.S. fuel economy standards shows big savings on fuel and emissions

In one of the first comprehensive assessments of the fuel economy standards in the United States, Princeton University researchers found that, over their 40-year history, the standards helped reduce reliance on foreign oil producers, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and saved consumers money.

The multiple benefits of a world without air conditioning

To demonstrate the effect of radiant cooling, Forrest Meggers, assistant professor of architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and a team of researchers built a “Cold Tube,” in Singapore last year

Tough, timely and team-driven: 50 years of energy research

For a half-century, Princeton faculty members have been tackling critical environmental problems involving energy systems and decarbonization.

Water, drought and flooding: A half-century at the environmental forefront

For a half-century, Princeton faculty members have been tackling critical environmental problems involving water, contributing to cleaning up watersheds and informing policies to plan for water scarcity and flooding around the globe.

A systems-level approach to sustainability helps cities work better for people and the planet

For Anu Ramaswami, an environmental engineer with a longstanding interest in social science and policy, advancing sustainability and improving human wellbeing go hand in hand.

Andrea Goldsmith, entrepreneur and leader in wireless communications, appointed dean of engineering

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who has served in campus-wide leadership roles at Stanford University, has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University effective Sept. 1.

Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield

In a new approach to storm surge protection, a Princeton team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could be tilted in advance of a storm to form a flood barrier.

Fix to longstanding flaw in sensor readings could lead to energy-saving building designs

An unexpected result at a conference led Princeton researchers to uncover a significant error in the method used for decades to measure radiant heating and cooling in buildings.

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