Princeton engineers contribute many aspects of security – from creating a more secure Internet to helping communities withstand natural disasters to improving technologies needed for national defense. Confined to no single academic department, security is an area where engineers combine fundamental research and a spirit of cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Center for Information Technology Policy conducts research at the intersection of technology and society, including issues of privacy and security.
A smartphone application that alerts drivers to local road hazards could help avoid accidents and be a step towards improving transportation policy, Princeton University professor Garnet Chan told an audience during the hackathon sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and Code for Princeton on February 27 and 28.
A team led by Princeton computer scientist Andrew Appel won a $10 million grant to exterminate software "bugs," the maddening but unintended programming errors that can open our lives to hackers and thieves and disrupt critical tasks such as tracking and tabulating election returns.
Researchers at Princeton University's Edge Lab are leading a global effort -- with scientists and business leaders at ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel and Microsoft -- to develop an important new mobile technology: fog networks.