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.
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.
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Edward Felten, professor of computer science and public affairs and director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, discusses "Cryptography: Secret Coding, Spying, and E-Commerce." This lecture is part of a series on "engineering the future." Other topics include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, water stewardship, greenhouse gases, and the future of the internet. The series was developed by th
Two Princeton computer scientists recently oversaw the launch of two Web-based technologies to illuminate the workings of government.
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
Princeton's newest building, a deceptively simple glass cube nestled into the east side of campus, dissolves into the silhouette of nearby sycamore trees and the fiery clouds of a late summer sunset.
A major donation to the University by the late John J.F. Sherrerd, a 1952 alumnus and longtime Princeton supporter, has funded construction of a building for emerging fields of study at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences.
Edward Felten, Alex Halderman, and David Robinson talk about the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) whose mission is at the intersection of technology, policy, and the social sciences. CITP's blog, Freedom to Tinker, is considered a must-read by many policy makers and thought leaders. CITP recently moved to its new headquarters, Sherrerd Hall.
Three recent Princeton graduates took part this summer in a "young filmmakers" program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The filmmakers, who majored in engineering as undergraduates, produced six short videos that were shown in a campus-wide screening in July and are now available for viewing on the Internet. Michael E. Wood created videos about the Center for Information Technology Policy and about a new technology that is assisting archaeologists who are
Ed Felten opened a Reunions 2007 panel discussion on Internet privacy by showing images from Google's new map service called "Street View."
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.
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.
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.