Netflix...YouTube...Our appetite for streaming applications is on the rise, as are data plans from service providers struggling to meet demand. Mung Chiang's TUBE is an innovation that can help keep costs low.
Archive – April 2011
In our research published in the Journal of Political Economy, we considered an urban revitalization program implemented in Richmond, Virginia, which subsidized housing investments in poor neighborhoods. The magnitude and scope of the measured housing externalities indicates that the social value of this policy was positive and large. It also suggests that the current wave of foreclosures is probably reducing the value of urban land in the U.S. way beyond its direct effect on foreclosed homes.
Founded in 1994, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education and outreach at Princeton University.
As research becomes increasingly interdisciplinary and complicated, international partnerships are crucial for finding answers to pressing societal challenges, maintaining Princeton's status as a leading research university, bolstering American competitiveness, and providing critical educational opportunities and international experiences to Princeton students who will become the leaders of tomorrow's increasingly global world.
Mathematics professor Manjul Bhargava and graduate student Arul Shankar are shaping the understanding of elliptic curves. Beyond advancing the subject of number theory in general, a heightened understanding of elliptic curves also has important implications in coding theory and cryptography. Encryption schemes, such as those used to protect our privacy when transmitting information online, often centrally involve the use of elliptic curves and the connect-the-dots construction.