Princeton has been certified as a federal hub for cybersecurity research, opening the door to more research to solve national security problems.
While Peterson contemplates a clean-slate version of the Internet, Ruby Lee, the Forrest G. Hamrick Professor of Engineering, talks about "clean slate" design with personal computers, PDAs and cellphones in mind. That is not to say that the potential impact of her work is any less far-reaching than Peterson's. "I'm working on individual computing devices rather than entire networks," she said. "But there are trillions of those devices."