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.
Researchers at Princeton and MIT have used computer models to show that severe tropical cyclones could hit a number of coastal cities worldwide that are widely seen as unthreatened by such powerful storms.
Even as Iran and six global powers negotiated a nuclear accord this summer, Princeton researchers were looking at how to reduce nuclear risks beyond the 10-year horizon of many of the pact’s key provisions.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer scientist who is a leading expert on computer security, has been named U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).