Prof. Paul Prucnal and David Rosenbluth, a neuroscientist and principle engineer at Lockheed Martin's Advance Technology Laboratory, in Cherry Hill, N.J have been working with Princeton undergraduate students since 2008 to produce fiber-optic-based computational devices that work similarly to neurons, but are a billion times faster. If the project is successful, the new technology could allow for computer circuits that are capable of making nearly instantaneous calculations in life-or-death situ
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Claire Gmachl, professor of electrical engineering, has been named Eugene Higgins Professor in Engineering. Gmachl conducts research on the development of new quantum devices, especially Quantum Cascade lasers, and their optimization for sensor systems and their applications for the environment and health. Gmachl is also the director of MIRTHE, the NSF Engineering Research Center on Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment.
Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Skype have become household names as demand soars for movies, television shows, amateur videos, and video calls delivered via the Internet and mobile networks. As a result, this enormous thirst for moving pixels is fast outpacing the capacity to supply video to viewers' screens. A team of Princeton researchers led by Mung Chiang, a professor of electrical engineering, is grappling with the problem by exploring ways to make global networks more efficient.
Effective July 1, 2011 Prof. Mung Chiang will hold the rank of Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Chiang's research areas include the Internet, wireless networks, broadband access networks, content distribution network, network economics, and online social networks. Accomplishments recognizing his research and teaching include a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Prof. Hakan Tureci and his international collaborators have used lasers to peek into the complex relationship between a single electron and its environment, a breakthrough that could aid the development of quantum computers. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters and the journal Nature.
Grad Student Emmanouil Koukoumidis together with Prof. Margaret Martonosi and Li-Shiuan Peh have won the best paper award at the MobiSys 2011 Conference. Their paper is entitled “SignalGuru: Leveraging Mobile Phones for Collaborative Traffic Signal Schedule Advisory”. Emmanouil’s advisor is Prof. Margaret Martonosi. MobiSys 2011 aims to present pioneering research on the design, implementation, usage and evaluation of mobile computing and wires systems, applications and services.