Computer scientists have developed a method to cut dramatically the time needed to find patterns in large collections of information such as social networks.
Seemingly minor bits of information collected by the National Security Agency, such as the phone numbers that citizens dial, can reveal far more personal information than is commonly believed, Professor Edward Felten told a Senate committee Wednesday.
A team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University has developed a program that allows graphic artists to quickly and easily produce realistic brushstrokes on their computers.
Five graduate students breaking ground in areas of computer science, such as online security, network performance and computer graphics, have been named Siebel scholars in recognition of excellence in research.
Jonathan Huberman was named CEO of Tiburon, a provider of public safety and security software for secure cloud and on-premises solutions. He had been serving as the company’s interim president and CEO.
Five members of the Engineering School faculty received the University's highest honors for their accomplishments in teaching and mentoring students.
Two professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jennifer Rexford and Naomi Leonard, have been named members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jingwan "Cynthia" Lu, a fourth-year graduate student in computer science at Princeton University, is redefining the way an artist can "paint" with digital strokes on a computer.
Alumnus Robert Kahn, widely credited with being one of the fathers of the Internet, is one of the winners of the first-ever Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Edward W. Felten, a professor of computer science and public affairs, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
As Adam Stasiw moves through a dance, he creates a pattern of movement, timing and form. As a computer science major, Stasiw wanted to view that pattern through a mathematical filter.
Kaitlin Stouffer, a computer science major, was one of two Princeton seniors named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.
This virtual 3-D walkthrough of four principal buildings uncovered during Princeton University's archaeological excavations in Cyprus is part of the Princeton Art Museum's City of Gold exhibit.
The Siebel Scholars program, a national organization dedicated to supporing top students in bioengineering, business and computer scicence, has named five Princeton computer science students as 2013 fellowship recipients.
Two Princeton University professors have received the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
A team of Princeton University researchers has released a plan to provide a simple solution to many of the problems associated with the tangle of patches that has characterized the growth of the Internet.
A team of Princeton University engineers has a solution that could radically cut power use for large data centers called server farms, which are major consumers of electricity.
Jeff Bezos ’86, founder of Amazon.com, and Jeffrey Ullman *66, Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Computer Science (Emeritis), Stanford University, were elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Bezos was recognized as a business leader and Ullman for his contributions to computer science.
Andrew Appel discusses Alan Turing's legacy. Considered the father of computer science, Turing earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1938. Princeton hosted a conference in May 2012 in Turing's honor.
Diane Souvaine, professor of computer science at Tufts University, was elected a 2011 fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for her work in computational geometry.
Computer scientists Sanjeev Arora received the 2011 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award for bringing new understanding to the ability to compute approximate solutions to a famous group of mathematical problems that are considered essentially insolvable by mathematicians.
Kai Li, a professor of computer science at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors among engineers.
Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali has joined Shuaa Capital as vice chairman of its wholly-owned credit finance unit, Gulf Finance Corporation. Al-Binali will contribute strategies to help the Dubai-based Gulf Finance to implement its plan for growth that includes diversification of its credit portfolio and geographic expansion starting with Saudi Arabia.
Steven Teig, co-founder and CTO of the semiconductor company Tabula, was presented with the World Technology Network’s (WTN) IT Hardware Award and inducted as a fellow of the organization at the World Technology Summit in October.
Zephyr Photonics, a research and development company, has appointed Dan Tuck as its new general manager and vice president of component operations. The company said Tuck brings experience in technology development, operations management and strategic business planning.
Princeton engineers are working closely with neuroscientists to understand how visual information and words are encoded in the brain.
Avoiding hospital re-admissions Mark Braverman, an assistant professor of computer science, is helping solve a pressing problem in health care: how to prevent patients from relapsing soon after being discharged from a hospital. During a previous stint at Microsoft Research, Braverman helped develop software that allows computers to “learn” based on actual patient data those patients that are most at risk so that hospitals can tailor their post-discharge care and avoid re-admissions.
Fundamentals of fluids Researchers in the lab of Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are applying a deep understanding of fluid flows to reveal the mechanics behind critical biological functions. In one project, Stone’s group found the unexpected formation of bacterial ribbons in the middle of flowing fluids, which has implications for understanding serious infections and has led to a collaboration with Bon
Top graduate students in Princeton University's Department of Computer Science will receive a prestigious fellowship and lifelong membership in a network of leading scholars under the newly established Siebel Scholars program, funded by a gift from the Siebel Scholars Foundation.
ACADEMICS “For my junior independent work and senior thesis, I have been working on analyzing fracture patterns in wall paintings excavated from the archaeological site in Thera (modern-day Santorini, Greece). I am trying to develop a model about how the fresco broke and simulate the fracture process. The results will help us to guide fragment reconstruction algorithms for other broken frescoes.” WHY “I really liked working on a project where I could actually see the o
Princeton University engineering senior, Kay Ousterhout has a new opportunity to deepen her passion for science after receiving $250,000 in no-strings-attached research funding.
Ed Felten, director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, discusses possibilities for interdisciplinary study for undergraduates who would like to combine different areas of interest such as sociology, politics, and computer science.
The University created a new certificate program that explores the links between information technology and society. The Program in Information Technology and Society began enrollment this year and already has attracted students in majors ranging from computer science and electrical engineering to history and politics.
Princeton computer science students won two of three top prizes in a prestigious competition for their work reconstructing ancient Greek art and making the Internet work more efficiently.
Princeton has been certified as a federal hub for cybersecurity research, opening the door to more research to solve national security problems.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has named Edward Felten, a Princeton professor of computer science and public affairs, as the agency's first chief technologist.
The Keller Center has established research and teaching collaborations and student exchange initiatives between Princeton and a consortium of German universities.
Princeton computer scientists have developed a new way of tracing the origins and spread of ideas, a technique that could make it easier to gauge the influence of notable scholarly papers, buzz-generating news stories and other information sources.
A comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs in the United States ranked departments at Princeton Engineering as among the very best in the nation. The National Research Council assessment gave median scores in the top 10 to all departments within the School of Engineering and Applied Science that have a comparable peer group of departments.
New Princeton engineering students kick off the 2010 school year at orientation. Photographs from the engineering school freshman orientation.
Princeton engineering researchers will participate in a $122 million research project to develop technologies that make buildings more energy efficient.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, gave the Baccalaureate address to Princeton's Class of 2010.
National Science Foundation award provided $500,000 for 3 years of research in any field of science.
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Larry L. Peterson, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton, discussses "The Internet of the Future." This lecture is part of a series on "engineering the future." Other topics include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, water stewardship, quantitative finance, and greenhouse gases. The series was developed by the Princeton Adult School in conjunction with School of Engineering Dean H. Vin
Two professors and a lecturer from Princeton's engineering school have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a professional society whose members are among the world's most accomplished engineers.
Two Princeton computer scientists recently oversaw the launch of two Web-based technologies to illuminate the workings of government.
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.
As the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos ‘86 has revolutionized commerce and pioneered a wide range of online innovations, from user reviews to one-click shopping. Bezos graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
Ge Wang *08, an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, is co-founder and chief creative officer of Smule, a startup company exploring interactive sonic media on the iPhone. Ge earned his PhD in computer science from Princeton.
The school of engineering honored three junior faculty members with the E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr. / Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award on May 26. The award recognizes young faculty members who have established vibrant teaching and research programs in their first years.
Young faculty members who are pioneering new areas of communications networks, environmental sensing and other fields have received numerous awards for outstanding contributions early in their careers. Mung Chiang, associate professor of electrical engineering, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. He was one of only sixty-seven scientists who received the prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the White House last December. Chiang was
Thomson Leighton '78, gave the keynote at the 2008 Automotive Internet Roundtable, an event organized to present ways that the Internet could be better utilized to market and sell cars. It was hosted by J.D. Powers and Associates at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.
Michael Freedman, a Princeton assistant professor of computer science, has received a 2009 award from the Young Investigator Program of the Office of Naval Research, an award given to promising early-career researchers.
The 2009 Art of Science competition highlights scientific images created during the course of research projects. Chemical engineering Assistant Professor Celeste Nelson's image, baby squid, took the top prize in the competition. Judges for the competition were President Shirley M. Tilghman, Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin, photographer Emmet Gowin and poet Paul Muldoon. While the distinguished panel of judges has named its top three prize winners, members of the publi
A panel of distinguished judges has selected the best pieces of art to come out of the University's research labs. Now it's everyone else's turn. Winners of the 2009 Art of Science competition were announced at a gallery opening May 8 and an online voting site is letting others chose their favorites.
Princeton researchers have created a Rosetta Stone for the human body, a website that offers clues to the role DNA plays in aging and disease by helping scientists make sense of the vast jumble of information emerging from genetics research.
A method invented at Princeton for dramatically improving web access in developing nations has been named one of "10 emerging technologies" for 2009 by Technology Review magazine.
Princeton computer science and technology policy experts are playing key roles in a new Google-backed project intent on illuminating the mysterious inner workings of Internet traffic.
Jennifer Rexford, a Princeton alumna and professor of computer science, has joined the technical advisory board at AlterPoint, a company that develops advanced network governance solutions.
Craig Mundie, the chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited Princeton yesterday to discuss the future of computers with engineering students and faculty and to demonstrate new technologies the software giant is developing.
Christos Papadimitriou *76 won the Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science for Research Excellence for his work on the theory of algorithms and complexity and their applications to optimization, databases, game theory, economics and the Internet.
Cynthia Dwork '79 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Princeton University is the lead institution for a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant that will fund research on "intractability" -- a concept that has profound implications for a broad range of fields, from e-commerce to quantum computing.
For several decades, archaeologists in Greece have been painstakingly attempting to reconstruct wall paintings that hold valuable clues to the ancient culture of Thera, an island civilization that was buried under volcanic ash more than 3,500 years ago. This Herculean task -- more than a century of further work at the current rate -- soon may get much easier, thanks to an automated system developed by a team of Princeton University computer scientists working in collaboration with archaeologists
Szymon Rusinkiewicz, David Dobkin, Tim Weyrich, and Benedict Brown explain "virtual archaeologist" software they invented to help streamline the painstaking process of reconstructed ancient wall paintings.
Responding to the need for more women in theoretical computer science, Princeton hosted a Women in Theory workshop in 2008. The workshop was coordinated by Tal Rabin, a cryptographer at IBM Research, and computer science professors Boaz Barak and Moses Charikar.
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) founders Perry Cook and Dan Trueman, in pre-concert interviews, explain the philosophy behind their laptop instruments and the on-the-fly computer coding that takes place during performances. PLOrk started as a freshman seminar course at Princeton.
Responding to the need for more women in theoretical computer science, Princeton University hosted the Women in Theory Workshop from June 14 to 18 to bring together female graduate students and leading researchers in the field.
Two papers by Princeton Engineering researchers have been selected for inclusion in IEEE Micro's January/February 2008 Special Issue of Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences.
A team of academic, industry and independent researchers has demonstrated a new class of computer attacks that compromise the contents of "secure" memory systems, particularly in laptops.
Christopher Fine discussed "Colloboration, Cooperation and Co-opetition" at the VON Fall 2007 Conference in Boston.
On Sept. 27, Princeton Engineering hosted a historic conversation with Robert Kahn '64, who is widely considered one of the fathers of the Internet. Kahn spoke with Larry Peterson, the chairman of Princeton's computer science department and the newly named Robert E. Kahn Professor.
Robert Kahn, considered one of the fathers of the Internet, will join Larry Peterson, chair of the computer science department, in a public talk on the future of the Internet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Friend Center auditorium.
Mona Singh doesn't use the maps in her office to get from point A to point B -- she uses them to find meaning hidden in biological data, which may help advance the understanding of disease at the genetic level.
Computer scientist Ken Steiglitz is happy to admit that he is an eBay addict. For starters, his pre-dawn "grazing" on the popular Internet trading site has yielded a trove of ancient bronze coins to add to his personal collection. Even more, he has discovered a wealth of information to advance the field of auction theory, which lies at the intersection of computer science, economics, mathematics and psychology.
Ed Felten opened a Reunions 2007 panel discussion on Internet privacy by showing images from Google's new map service called "Street View."
From outstanding research to dedicated service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, members of this year's graduating class were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4.
Joseph Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, was appointed to Ecast's board of directors. Ecast is the largest broadband touch-screen media network in the United States, providing digital music to clubs and bars.
In July, Michael D. Smith, associate dean of computer science and engineering at Harvard, will become Harvard's dean of the faculty of arts and sciences.
Sara Piaskowy, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering, recently solved a mystery: Why does Bayview Avenue, one of the main roads in Seaside Park, N.J., flood regularly despite working storm sewers and a two-foot barrier wall separating it from the waters of nearby Barnegat Bay.
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.
When Donna Liu established the Woodrow Wilson School's University Channel -- a downloadable feed of lectures by distinguished speakers -- it became so popular that it quickly was using its maximum bandwidth.
The Alfred Sloan Foundation has chosen Boaz Barak, an assistant professor of computer science, to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship. The selective grants are awarded "to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in science."
The second annual Innovation Forum at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Feb. 27 showcased emerging technology ranging from a novel laser eye surgery technique to a new way to improve security on the Internet.
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.
Two Princeton Engineering students were among the winners of the highest honors Princeton awards to students, the University announced at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 24.
The Computing Research Association has named Lester Mackey, a senior majoring in computer science, one of two winners of the association's 2007 Outstanding Undergraduate Award, sponsored this year by Microsoft Research.
At the Wednesday, November 15 Lunch 'n Learn seminar, Computer Science Professor and Chair Larry Peterson discussed PlanetLab, an open platform for developing, deploying, and accessing planetary scale internet services.
Computer science major Tianhui (Michael) Li is one of four students at Princeton, and 43 across the nation, who have been awarded 2007 Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in England.
It was 7:30 on a recent Wednesday evening and nine freshmen were taking their seats in Room 121 of Forbes College while Szymon Rusinkiewicz, assistant professor of computer science, displayed their art projects for the week on a wide screen.
Researchers at the Princeton computer science department's Soundlab have won the 2006 International Computer Music Conference Distinguished Paper Award.
In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected.
Three Princeton undergraduates have won a $10,000 prize granted for the best business plan at an annual conference held by the Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network (PrincetonEN).
Princeton University bestowed its highest teaching award on chemical engineering Professor Sankaran (Sundar) Sundaresan during commencement ceremonies June 6, praising him for an unfailing dedication to illuminating complex subjects for students.
Computer science graduate student Alex Halderman describes his efforts to uncover security flaws and privacy violations in copyright-protection technologies in an article in the March 22 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bernard Chazelle, Princeton computer scientist, plans to issue a call to arms for his profession, challenging his colleagues to grab society by the lapels and evangelize the importance of studying computer science. The top 36 U.S. computer science departments saw enrollments drop nearly 20 percent between 2000 and 2004.
Computer technology is adding tools, toys and gadgets of all kinds to our lives, but also is creating complex questions about how society uses technology. Personal privacy, business regulation, national security, economic competitiveness, international relations and social justice are all being cast in a new light as information changes hands with greater speed and in greater quantities.