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.
Archive – December 2009
A sociologist, a political scientist and two electrical engineers, each a Princeton faculty member with expertise in different types of social and technological networks, have received a grant of $1.1 million to study the relations between these networks.
Margaret Martonosi, a Princeton professor of electrical engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the IEEE, an international professional association for the advancement of technology.
Eric Wood, a Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society.
Princeton engineers are designing an underground experimental facility in a defunct South Dakota gold mine to test what would happen if carbon dioxide stored underground were to leak toward the surface.
Brian O’Kelley, Princeton Class of '99 and CEO of AppNexus, discusses "Three Failures and a (Big) Success: The Evolution of a Startup CEO."
Reflecting the growing intersection of biology and engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering will change its name as of July 1, 2010, to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Richard S. Bowles III accepted a position as chief compliance officer at Merck, overseeing ethics and compliance, and on the executive committee of the pharmaceutical company.
Amy Lenhouts Tait '80 S79 P12 has joined the board of directors of IEC Electronics Corporation, a contract electronics manufacturer in Newark, New York.
The laboratory course taking place in the basement of Princeton's Friend Center is not a traditional one -- in lieu of microscopes, there are discussions of microfinance, and students seek to create not chemical changes, but social ones.