Cynthia Dwork, currently a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research in Silicon Valley, will join the faculty at Harvard in January 2017. She will be the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and also hold the Radcilffe Alumnae Professorship at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Mark Jung has joined the board of directors of Accela, a provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for state and local government agencies worldwide. As chair, he will help guide the California-headquartered company on best practices and in planning strategies for future developments.
The students, Sara Fridovich-Keil and Siddhartha Jayanti, are among 252 undergraduates who were recognized with the scholarship after proposing innovative solutions to research problems in their fields.
Researchers at Princeton University have found that adding a three-dimensional component to computer vision greatly increases both the accuracy and efficiency of the process.
Jennifer Rexford, chair of the Department of Computer Science, has been named the 2016-2017 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery, the largest professional society in computing research and education. The award recognizes female researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science.
A smartphone application that alerts drivers to local road hazards could help avoid accidents and be a step towards improving transportation policy, Princeton University professor Garnet Chan told an audience during the hackathon sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and Code for Princeton on February 27 and 28.
Pinnacle, a producer, marketer and distributor of branded food products headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, announced that Mark Jung has joined its board of directors as an independent director. Jung will also serve on the board’s audit, nominating and corporate governance committees.
A team led by Princeton computer scientist Andrew Appel won a $10 million grant to exterminate software "bugs," the maddening but unintended programming errors that can open our lives to hackers and thieves and disrupt critical tasks such as tracking and tabulating election returns.
Three computer science students at Princeton University were honored by the Computing Research Association, which recognizes undergraduate students at North American universities for outstanding potential in areas of computing research.
The expansion, outlined in an essay this month by University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, will add 10 tenure-track positions to the department's current roster of 28 such positions.
Robert Kottmeier has joined Breakout Capital as its new chief credit officer. He will be responsible for credit risk management across all products available through the company. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Breakout Capital is a small business funding company.
Kroll, a global company offering risk mitigation and response solutions, named William Krivoshik its chief technology officer. Kroll has more than 50 offices in over 30 countries. Krivoshik will be located in Kroll’s New York City headquarters.
Old National Bancorp, the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana, has elected Katherine White to its corporate board of directors. White, a 1988 Princeton graduate from electrical engineering and computer science, is a law professor at Wayne State University.
Five Princeton University graduate students in computer science and one in environmental engineering have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Siebel Scholars Foundation, a program that promotes leadership, academic achievement and the collaborative search for solutions to the world's most critical issues.
Ajay Kapur is the CEO and co-founder of Kadenze, a MOOC offering online courses in art, design, music, and creative technology.
Citigroup has announced that James Forese is president at Citigroup, Inc., an American multinational banking and financial services corporation, and head of the institutional clients group, which includes the markets and securities services business, treasury and trade solutions business, and corporate and investment banking activities as well as the Citi Private Bank.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer scientist who is a leading expert on computer security, has been named U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, will receive a 2015 Genius Award from Liberty Science Center, an interactive science museum located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Besides his contribution to the growth of e-commerce, Bezos will be recognized for founding Blue Origin, LLC, an aerospace manufacturer that is developing a sequence of technologies to enable private human access to space.
It was announced by NewNet Communication Technologies, a global provider of telecom solutions, that Jonathan Huberman is its new president and CEO. In this role, he will further develop strategies for the company’s long-term growth in four areas: mobile messaging, payment security, interactive voice communications, and broadband wireless.
Coca-Cola will base its largest bottling operation in Africa in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Starting in March 2015, Hüseyin Akin will step into his new role as CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and lead the strategic and integration planning of its establishment. The bottler, which plans to merge with SABMiller, Gutsche Family Investments, and the Coca-Cola Company, is expected to serve 12 countries in the southern and eastern regions of Africa.
Ian Cook, M.D., was named chief medical officer and senior vice president of NeuroSigma, Inc., a life-sciences company developing bioelectrical neuromodulation treatments for epilepsy, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury. He previously served as a consultant to the company for several years.
John Kidd, senior vice president and CTO at Net App, has joined Infinio’s advisory board. Infinio is a provider of storage acceleration for virtualized data centers.
Jan Allebach, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, was named a 2014 fellow by the National Academy of Inventors.
Two Princeton faculty members, Adam Finkelstein and Sharad Malik, have been named fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest scientific computing society.
The Siebel Scholars Foundation awarded five fellowships to Princeton University graduate students in computer science as part of its annual commitment to support the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science and bioengineering.
Subhash Khot, who earned a Ph.D. from Princeton’s Department of Computer Science in 2003, has won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded every four years for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences.
A virtual campus tour, an app for visualizing your web-browsing history and a tool for working with texts in Latin were among 42 projects students presented at the conclusion of computer science course described by some as "must-take."
Big Data continues to transform the way we live and work, altering the relationships between government, citizens, businesses and consumers. But does it come at a cost?
As part of the company’s strategy to bolster its marketing technology services, Bulldog Solutions, Inc. has appointed Ben Gawiser the new vice president of engineering. He will play a leading role in product development and oversee engineering functions including software development, user interface design and product management.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Foundation has named Jonathan Huberman, president and CEO of Tiburon, Inc., to its board of directors.
A group of eight undergraduates spent fall break in Washington, D.C., meeting with leaders in the field of technology policy – at the Federal Trade Commission, the State Department, advocacy groups, consulting and law firms, and the Washington Post. The trip was organized by Edward Felten, director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, and Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology. “Before going on this trip Washington was a black box in many wa
It was announced that George Chesakov is the new chairman-CEO of OAO OTP Bank.
Computer scientists have developed a method to cut dramatically the time needed to find patterns in large collections of information such as social networks.
Seemingly minor bits of information collected by the National Security Agency, such as the phone numbers that citizens dial, can reveal far more personal information than is commonly believed, Professor Edward Felten told a Senate committee Wednesday.
A team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University has developed a program that allows graphic artists to quickly and easily produce realistic brushstrokes on their computers.
Five graduate students breaking ground in areas of computer science, such as online security, network performance and computer graphics, have been named Siebel scholars in recognition of excellence in research.
Jonathan Huberman was named CEO of Tiburon, a provider of public safety and security software for secure cloud and on-premises solutions. He had been serving as the company’s interim president and CEO.
Five members of the Engineering School faculty received the University's highest honors for their accomplishments in teaching and mentoring students.
Two professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jennifer Rexford and Naomi Leonard, have been named members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jingwan "Cynthia" Lu, a fourth-year graduate student in computer science at Princeton University, is redefining the way an artist can "paint" with digital strokes on a computer.
Alumnus Robert Kahn, widely credited with being one of the fathers of the Internet, is one of the winners of the first-ever Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Edward W. Felten, a professor of computer science and public affairs, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
As Adam Stasiw moves through a dance, he creates a pattern of movement, timing and form. As a computer science major, Stasiw wanted to view that pattern through a mathematical filter.
Kaitlin Stouffer, a computer science major, was one of two Princeton seniors named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.
This virtual 3-D walkthrough of four principal buildings uncovered during Princeton University's archaeological excavations in Cyprus is part of the Princeton Art Museum's City of Gold exhibit.
The Siebel Scholars program, a national organization dedicated to supporing top students in bioengineering, business and computer scicence, has named five Princeton computer science students as 2013 fellowship recipients.
Two Princeton University professors have received the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
A team of Princeton University researchers has released a plan to provide a simple solution to many of the problems associated with the tangle of patches that has characterized the growth of the Internet.
A team of Princeton University engineers has a solution that could radically cut power use for large data centers called server farms, which are major consumers of electricity.
Jeff Bezos ’86, founder of Amazon.com, and Jeffrey Ullman *66, Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Computer Science (Emeritis), Stanford University, were elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Bezos was recognized as a business leader and Ullman for his contributions to computer science.
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.
Diane Souvaine, professor of computer science at Tufts University, was elected a 2011 fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for her work in computational geometry.
Computer scientists Sanjeev Arora received the 2011 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award for bringing new understanding to the ability to compute approximate solutions to a famous group of mathematical problems that are considered essentially insolvable by mathematicians.
Kai Li, a professor of computer science at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors among engineers.
Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali has joined Shuaa Capital as vice chairman of its wholly-owned credit finance unit, Gulf Finance Corporation. Al-Binali will contribute strategies to help the Dubai-based Gulf Finance to implement its plan for growth that includes diversification of its credit portfolio and geographic expansion starting with Saudi Arabia.
Steven Teig, co-founder and CTO of the semiconductor company Tabula, was presented with the World Technology Network’s (WTN) IT Hardware Award and inducted as a fellow of the organization at the World Technology Summit in October.
Zephyr Photonics, a research and development company, has appointed Dan Tuck as its new general manager and vice president of component operations. The company said Tuck brings experience in technology development, operations management and strategic business planning.
Princeton engineers are working closely with neuroscientists to understand how visual information and words are encoded in the brain.
Avoiding hospital re-admissions Mark Braverman, an assistant professor of computer science, is helping solve a pressing problem in health care: how to prevent patients from relapsing soon after being discharged from a hospital. During a previous stint at Microsoft Research, Braverman helped develop software that allows computers to “learn” based on actual patient data those patients that are most at risk so that hospitals can tailor their post-discharge care and avoid re-admissions.
Fundamentals of fluids Researchers in the lab of Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are applying a deep understanding of fluid flows to reveal the mechanics behind critical biological functions. In one project, Stone’s group found the unexpected formation of bacterial ribbons in the middle of flowing fluids, which has implications for understanding serious infections and has led to a collaboration with Bon
Top graduate students in Princeton University's Department of Computer Science will receive a prestigious fellowship and lifelong membership in a network of leading scholars under the newly established Siebel Scholars program, funded by a gift from the Siebel Scholars Foundation.
ACADEMICS “For my junior independent work and senior thesis, I have been working on analyzing fracture patterns in wall paintings excavated from the archaeological site in Thera (modern-day Santorini, Greece). I am trying to develop a model about how the fresco broke and simulate the fracture process. The results will help us to guide fragment reconstruction algorithms for other broken frescoes.” WHY “I really liked working on a project where I could actually see the o
Princeton University engineering senior, Kay Ousterhout has a new opportunity to deepen her passion for science after receiving $250,000 in no-strings-attached research funding.
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.
Princeton computer science students won two of three top prizes in a prestigious competition for their work reconstructing ancient Greek art and making the Internet work more efficiently.
Princeton has been certified as a federal hub for cybersecurity research, opening the door to more research to solve national security problems.
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.
The Keller Center has established research and teaching collaborations and student exchange initiatives between Princeton and a consortium of German universities.
Princeton computer scientists have developed a new way of tracing the origins and spread of ideas, a technique that could make it easier to gauge the influence of notable scholarly papers, buzz-generating news stories and other information sources.
A comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs in the United States ranked departments at Princeton Engineering as among the very best in the nation. The National Research Council assessment gave median scores in the top 10 to all departments within the School of Engineering and Applied Science that have a comparable peer group of departments.
New Princeton engineering students kick off the 2010 school year at orientation. Photographs from the engineering school freshman orientation.
Princeton engineering researchers will participate in a $122 million research project to develop technologies that make buildings more energy efficient.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, gave the Baccalaureate address to Princeton's Class of 2010.
National Science Foundation award provided $500,000 for 3 years of research in any field of science.
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Larry L. Peterson, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton, discussses "The Internet of the Future." This lecture is part of a series on "engineering the future." Other topics include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, water stewardship, quantitative finance, and greenhouse gases. The series was developed by the Princeton Adult School in conjunction with School of Engineering Dean H. Vin
Two professors and a lecturer from Princeton's engineering school have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a professional society whose members are among the world's most accomplished engineers.
Two Princeton computer scientists recently oversaw the launch of two Web-based technologies to illuminate the workings of government.
In a result that may have implications for financial regulation, researchers from computer science and economics have revealed potentially impenetrable problems with the pricing of financial derivatives -- sellers of these investments could purposefully include pieces of bad risk that no buyer could detect, even with the most powerful computers.
As the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos ‘86 has revolutionized commerce and pioneered a wide range of online innovations, from user reviews to one-click shopping. Bezos graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
Ge Wang *08, an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, is co-founder and chief creative officer of Smule, a startup company exploring interactive sonic media on the iPhone. Ge earned his PhD in computer science from Princeton.
The school of engineering honored three junior faculty members with the E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr. / Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award on May 26. The award recognizes young faculty members who have established vibrant teaching and research programs in their first years.
Young faculty members who are pioneering new areas of communications networks, environmental sensing and other fields have received numerous awards for outstanding contributions early in their careers. Mung Chiang, associate professor of electrical engineering, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. He was one of only sixty-seven scientists who received the prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the White House last December. Chiang was
Thomson Leighton '78, gave the keynote at the 2008 Automotive Internet Roundtable, an event organized to present ways that the Internet could be better utilized to market and sell cars. It was hosted by J.D. Powers and Associates at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.
Michael Freedman, a Princeton assistant professor of computer science, has received a 2009 award from the Young Investigator Program of the Office of Naval Research, an award given to promising early-career researchers.
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
A panel of distinguished judges has selected the best pieces of art to come out of the University's research labs. Now it's everyone else's turn. Winners of the 2009 Art of Science competition were announced at a gallery opening May 8 and an online voting site is letting others chose their favorites.
Princeton researchers have created a Rosetta Stone for the human body, a website that offers clues to the role DNA plays in aging and disease by helping scientists make sense of the vast jumble of information emerging from genetics research.
A method invented at Princeton for dramatically improving web access in developing nations has been named one of "10 emerging technologies" for 2009 by Technology Review magazine.
Princeton computer science and technology policy experts are playing key roles in a new Google-backed project intent on illuminating the mysterious inner workings of Internet traffic.
Jennifer Rexford, a Princeton alumna and professor of computer science, has joined the technical advisory board at AlterPoint, a company that develops advanced network governance solutions.
Craig Mundie, the chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited Princeton yesterday to discuss the future of computers with engineering students and faculty and to demonstrate new technologies the software giant is developing.
Christos Papadimitriou *76 won the Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science for Research Excellence for his work on the theory of algorithms and complexity and their applications to optimization, databases, game theory, economics and the Internet.
Cynthia Dwork '79 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Princeton University is the lead institution for a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant that will fund research on "intractability" -- a concept that has profound implications for a broad range of fields, from e-commerce to quantum computing.
For several decades, archaeologists in Greece have been painstakingly attempting to reconstruct wall paintings that hold valuable clues to the ancient culture of Thera, an island civilization that was buried under volcanic ash more than 3,500 years ago. This Herculean task -- more than a century of further work at the current rate -- soon may get much easier, thanks to an automated system developed by a team of Princeton University computer scientists working in collaboration with archaeologists
Szymon Rusinkiewicz, David Dobkin, Tim Weyrich, and Benedict Brown explain "virtual archaeologist" software they invented to help streamline the painstaking process of reconstructed ancient wall paintings.
Responding to the need for more women in theoretical computer science, Princeton hosted a Women in Theory workshop in 2008. The workshop was coordinated by Tal Rabin, a cryptographer at IBM Research, and computer science professors Boaz Barak and Moses Charikar.
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) founders Perry Cook and Dan Trueman, in pre-concert interviews, explain the philosophy behind their laptop instruments and the on-the-fly computer coding that takes place during performances. PLOrk started as a freshman seminar course at Princeton.
Responding to the need for more women in theoretical computer science, Princeton University hosted the Women in Theory Workshop from June 14 to 18 to bring together female graduate students and leading researchers in the field.
Two papers by Princeton Engineering researchers have been selected for inclusion in IEEE Micro's January/February 2008 Special Issue of Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences.
A team of academic, industry and independent researchers has demonstrated a new class of computer attacks that compromise the contents of "secure" memory systems, particularly in laptops.
Christopher Fine discussed "Colloboration, Cooperation and Co-opetition" at the VON Fall 2007 Conference in Boston.
On Sept. 27, Princeton Engineering hosted a historic conversation with Robert Kahn '64, who is widely considered one of the fathers of the Internet. Kahn spoke with Larry Peterson, the chairman of Princeton's computer science department and the newly named Robert E. Kahn Professor.
Robert Kahn, considered one of the fathers of the Internet, will join Larry Peterson, chair of the computer science department, in a public talk on the future of the Internet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Friend Center auditorium.
Mona Singh doesn't use the maps in her office to get from point A to point B -- she uses them to find meaning hidden in biological data, which may help advance the understanding of disease at the genetic level.
Computer scientist Ken Steiglitz is happy to admit that he is an eBay addict. For starters, his pre-dawn "grazing" on the popular Internet trading site has yielded a trove of ancient bronze coins to add to his personal collection. Even more, he has discovered a wealth of information to advance the field of auction theory, which lies at the intersection of computer science, economics, mathematics and psychology.
Ed Felten opened a Reunions 2007 panel discussion on Internet privacy by showing images from Google's new map service called "Street View."
From outstanding research to dedicated service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, members of this year's graduating class were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4.
Joseph Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, was appointed to Ecast's board of directors. Ecast is the largest broadband touch-screen media network in the United States, providing digital music to clubs and bars.
In July, Michael D. Smith, associate dean of computer science and engineering at Harvard, will become Harvard's dean of the faculty of arts and sciences.
Sara Piaskowy, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering, recently solved a mystery: Why does Bayview Avenue, one of the main roads in Seaside Park, N.J., flood regularly despite working storm sewers and a two-foot barrier wall separating it from the waters of nearby Barnegat Bay.
For five straight days in February, 15 Princeton undergraduates competed in a grueling applied math contest. When the dust had settled, one of the teams had taken top honors. Jeff Tang '09, a member of the top team, reports.
When Donna Liu established the Woodrow Wilson School's University Channel -- a downloadable feed of lectures by distinguished speakers -- it became so popular that it quickly was using its maximum bandwidth.
The Alfred Sloan Foundation has chosen Boaz Barak, an assistant professor of computer science, to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship. The selective grants are awarded "to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in science."
The second annual Innovation Forum at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Feb. 27 showcased emerging technology ranging from a novel laser eye surgery technique to a new way to improve security on the Internet.
It's a traffic-weary commuter's dream come true: A car that drives by itself. Since 2004, a group of Princeton University students has been working on developing such self-driving, "autonomous" vehicles, competing in contests run by the Pentagon.
Two Princeton Engineering students were among the winners of the highest honors Princeton awards to students, the University announced at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 24.
The Computing Research Association has named Lester Mackey, a senior majoring in computer science, one of two winners of the association's 2007 Outstanding Undergraduate Award, sponsored this year by Microsoft Research.
At the Wednesday, November 15 Lunch 'n Learn seminar, Computer Science Professor and Chair Larry Peterson discussed PlanetLab, an open platform for developing, deploying, and accessing planetary scale internet services.
Computer science major Tianhui (Michael) Li is one of four students at Princeton, and 43 across the nation, who have been awarded 2007 Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in England.
It was 7:30 on a recent Wednesday evening and nine freshmen were taking their seats in Room 121 of Forbes College while Szymon Rusinkiewicz, assistant professor of computer science, displayed their art projects for the week on a wide screen.
Researchers at the Princeton computer science department's Soundlab have won the 2006 International Computer Music Conference Distinguished Paper Award.
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.
Three Princeton undergraduates have won a $10,000 prize granted for the best business plan at an annual conference held by the Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network (PrincetonEN).
Princeton University bestowed its highest teaching award on chemical engineering Professor Sankaran (Sundar) Sundaresan during commencement ceremonies June 6, praising him for an unfailing dedication to illuminating complex subjects for students.
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.
At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bernard Chazelle, Princeton computer scientist, plans to issue a call to arms for his profession, challenging his colleagues to grab society by the lapels and evangelize the importance of studying computer science. The top 36 U.S. computer science departments saw enrollments drop nearly 20 percent between 2000 and 2004.
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.