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Robots and humans collaborate to revolutionize architecture

Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March: a vault, 7 feet tall, 12 feet across and 21 feet long, constructed of 338 transparent glass bricks -- built by robots.

Russakovsky recognized for fighting bias and advancing diversity in AI research

Olga Russakovsky, an assistant professor of computer science, has been recognized with two early-career awards from organizations that promote diversity in technical fields. The awards honor her contributions in research, education and outreach.

New radar lets cars spot hazards around corners

Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

 

Junior faculty awards recognize outstanding teaching and research

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is honoring six assistant professors for early-career excellence in research and teaching. This year’s junior faculty award recipients will each receive $50,000 to support their research.

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.

Avoiding dangers of AI in warfare requires responsible U.S. leadership among international community, general says

International agreements and coordinated diplomatic pressures will be essential in avoiding indiscriminate use of artificial intelligence in lethal military conflicts, retired Gen. John R. Allen told an audience at Princeton University on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Engineering faculty take on 'Grand Challenges' in the environment

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) gave awards to 13 projects, including five within the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as part of its Water and the Environment Grand Challenge program. Totaling $1.01 million, the newly awarded undertakings explore an array of topics in multiple disciplines, from wastewater emissions and the role of climate change in spreading plant diseases, to nitrogen-hungry bacteria and a plan to capture carbon dioxide while mitigating mining runoff. The projects run from 2019 to 2021.

Avalos wins teacher-scholar award

José Avalos has been named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar “for spatial and dynamic control of engineered metabolism for microbial chemical production."

Emily Carter to become executive vice chancellor and provost at UCLA

Emily A. Carter, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been selected to become the executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Los Angeles, effective September 1, 2019.

Four engineering scholars among Princeton’s first Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Twelve scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including four in engineering, have been named among Princeton’s first cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows, a program aimed at enhancing diversity in the professoriate. 

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