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
Edward W. Felten, a professor of computer science and public affairs, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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.
New Princeton engineering students kick off the 2010 school year at orientation. Photographs from the engineering school freshman orientation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to research, Princeton computer scientist Edward Felten takes a different approach from Peterson and Lee, not just in his vision but in the execution of his vision. Clean-slate efforts may require buy-in from many different players, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and take years to implement. Felten, a professor of computer science, and his nimble band of graduate students specialize in projects with short time horizons -- say, nine months. Much of their high-impact work c