Computer science is among the most forward-looking of disciplines, and in an address at Princeton University on Thursday evening, May 10, Eric Schmidt paid tribute to Alan Turing, one of the giants of the field, by looking ahead to an almost unimaginable future.
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.
A robot named Phobetor roams the Princeton University campus attempting to deliver a holiday fruitcake. Hijinks ensue. Inevitably, a tiger figures into the plot. The Phobetor robot is the creation of Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (PAVE).
Michael E. Wood, who earned a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2008 and participated in the school's Young Filmmakers program, is pursuing an M.F.A. in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Over the summer of 2009, Wood created a video library of profiles of prominent Princeton Engineering alumni. In the interview below, Wood talks about the alumni videos, about his own undergraduate experience, and about how his engineering background i
Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have created a $25 million endowment fund at Princeton for the invention, development and use of cutting-edge technology that has the capacity to transform research in the natural sciences and engineering.
As the CEO of Google since 2001, Eric Schmidt ’76 has overseen its growth from a Silicon Valley startup into the world’s largest search engine. Schmidt studied electrical engineering as a Princeton undergraduate and earned a Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley.