Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and a 1976 graduate of Princeton Engineering, spoke on Alumni Day about the power of technology to solve societal problems.
David Treadwell has joined Amazon after spending almost three decades at Microsoft. The impetus was the challenge and opportunity to grow in a different tech problem space.
Don Dixon, co-founder and managing director of Triton Capital Cybersecurity and graduate from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1969, has taken action to help veterans find employment. Research revealed that besides an 8 to 12 month lag time in distributing forms to be filled out by departing military service members, the forms did not ask for mobile phone numbers or emails, causing a lapse in communication between veteran employment representatives and discharged veteran
As of the 2016-17 academic year, Eric Spina became the 19th president of the University of Dayton, a private research university with Catholic Marianist traditions. He is only the second lay leader in the 165-year history of the school.
It was announced that Feroz Dewan is a director on the board of The Kraft Heinz Company board, a global producer of food and beverages.
James Obsitnik was appointed chief operating officer of Capsilon Corporation, a provider of cloud-based document and data management solutions for the mortgage industry. He will work out of the San Francisco headquarters and be responsible for the company’s business operations, including sales, marketing, product operations, support and services.
On March 1, 2017, Mun Choi will become the 24th president of the four-campus University of Missouri System.
Jackie Ying, executive director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), continues to receive recognition for her achievements in the field of nanostructured materials. For her research excellence and academic leadership, Ying was elected a fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) in May. She is one of two female fellows to receive the honor since it was established by SNAS in 2011.
Diane Souvaine, vice provost for research at Tufts University, has been elected vice chair of the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSB establishes NSF policies and serves as advisor to the president and Congress on policies related to science and engineering and education in science and engineering.
Linda Abriola, professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering, and former dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts, was recently named a Science Envoy by the U.S. State Department. Her responsibilities will be to develop partnerships, improve collaboration, and forge mutually beneficial relationships related to science and economic issues between other nations and the United States. There will be a focus on STEM education and enginee
Frances Arnold, professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology and director of its Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, has been awarded the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize. Presented every two years by the Technological Academy of Finland, it comes with a monetary award of $1.2 million and goes to those who have contributed to technological innovations put into practice that enhance the quality of human life in a susta
Dark Matter, an international cyber security firm based in the United Arab Emirates, has promoted Najwa Aaraj to senior vice president of special projects. She moves from her previous position as vice president of the business unit. In her new role she will identify and develop business opportunities, provide new security and technology tools to the company, and focus on research.
Cornell Tech has appointed Rob Brachman its new director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. Brachman was formerly Yahoo’s chief scientist and head of Yahoo Labs, where he oversaw Yahoo’s science activities worldwide and provided leadership at the intersection of research, applied science and academic partnerships. A computer scientist, he is known for his work in the field of artificial intelligence.
Norman Wagner, engineering professor at the University of Delaware, was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in April. Fellows are elected for having “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.” Wagner was recognized for his development of “liquid armor,” a fluid that stiffens when pressure is applied, for use in space s
YuMe, Inc., a provider of global audience technologies that brings together brand advertisers and consumers of video content across a range of connected devices, announced that James Soss has joined the company as executive vice president, general manager of North America. In this position he will oversee North America sales, business development and customer operations.