AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Alain Kornhauser, professor of operations research and financial engineering and director of the program in transportation at Princeton, discusses "Radical Improvements for the Area's Transportation System." Topics in this lecture series on engineering the future include cryptography, sustainable energy, quantitative finance, water stewardship, greenhouse gases, and the future of the internet. The series was developed by the Princeton
Professor Alain Kornhauser, of operations research and financial engineering, gave the keynote address at the 34th Trenton Computer Festival and Hamfestl, the longest continuously running personal computer show in the world. He spoke on "The Car of Tomorrow."
Operations research and financial engineering professor Alain Kornhauser has been recognized for his contributions to transportation engineering at the state and national levels.
Princeton undergraduates who have engineered a self-driving car designed to navigate city streets without human help have been selected as semifinalists in a hotly contested Pentagon competition with top prizes worth $3.5 million.
It's a traffic-weary commuter's dream come true: A car that drives by itself. Since 2004, a group of Princeton University students has been working on developing such self-driving, "autonomous" vehicles, competing in contests run by the Pentagon.