In a result that may have implications for financial regulation, researchers from computer science and economics have revealed potentially impenetrable problems with the pricing of financial derivatives -- sellers of these investments could purposefully include pieces of bad risk that no buyer could detect, even with the most powerful computers.
A team of biologists and engineers has developed a new method for measuring proteins that offers a long-sought tool for studying stem cells, cancer and other problems of fundamental importance to biology and medicine.
The U.S. Department of Defense has selected Princeton engineers to lead two new multi-institutional research initiatives, one aimed at transforming wireless telecommunications networks and the other at inventing materials that adapt themselves to changing loads and environments.
William Massey, a renowned engineering professor who has been lauded for his efforts to support underrepresented minorities in the fields of science and technology, received Princeton's MLK Day Journey Award, which recognizes efforts to continue the journey to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for America.
Jianqing Fan, professor of operations research and financial engineering, received the Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics at the Fourth International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians. The medals are presented every three years to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent under age 45.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors has honored Sergio Verdu with the 2008 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal "for fundamental contributions to information theory and the development of multiuser detection."
Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the recipient of a Graduate Mentoring Award by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School.
For five straight days in February, 15 Princeton undergraduates competed in a grueling applied math contest. When the dust had settled, one of the teams had taken top honors. Jeff Tang '09, a member of the top team, reports.
Stephen Chou and Sergio Verdu, professors of electrical engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the greatest honors in the engineering field.
Three professors of chemical engineering have received endowed professorships.
In decades of mentoring minority and women mathematicians, engineering professor William Massey has done more than foster a new, more diverse generation of mathematical scholars.
Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William Massey '77 and Robert Vanderbei, chair of the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, have been elected fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has selected Christodoulos Floudas to receive its 2006 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award.
This month in Monterey Bay, Calif., a fleet of undersea robots is for the first time working together without the aid of humans to make detailed and efficient observations of the ocean.