Grant Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, California, has been named the Latin salutatorian for Princeton's Class of 2017.
Yannis G. Kevrekidis, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering, has been named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kevrekidis, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and of applied and computational mathematics, is one of 228 people elected to the academy this year. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes contributions in science, the arts and in civic and business leadership.
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of these machine-based systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, Princeton University-based researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of their creators in potentially problematic ways.
Getting something from nothing sounds like a good deal, so for years scientists have been trying to exploit the tiny amount of energy that arises when objects are brought very close together. Now, a research team including Princeton scientists has found a way to harness a mysterious force of repulsion, which is one aspect of that force.
Ed Felten has spent decades exposing glaring weaknesses in the computer systems that run modern society. He provided key testimony challenging Microsoft's early dominance of internet browsing, battled the recording industry over its attempt at creating digital copyright controls, and fought voting machine companies over security and transparency.
Drastic changes in climate policy under the Drumpf administration should not cause environmental advocates to lose hope, a panel of experts said at a recent symposium at Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs beyond the few firms that dominate the space. As the project moves toward a formal release, researchers at Princeton University have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification that now are leading to changes in the new system.
The four-university rotating conference on FinTech brings together leading academic researchers and practitioners to take a critical look at this revolution. Do the systems really work? Are they a good value? What are the risks?
Four Princeton Engineering juniors have been awarded one-year Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. They are: Lamia Ateshian, Sally Jiao, Jonathan Lu and Omkar Shende.
About 500 students gathered at Princeton University's Friend Center over the weekend to take part in this spring’s HackPrinceton. Students from roughly 100 schools across the United States and Canada spent the weekend creating hardware and software projects.
Innovative research projects by Princeton engineers on computer security, the electricity grid and historic audio recordings embedded in postcards are among several recently granted funding through the University's Office of the Dean for Research.
Neereja Sundaresan, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, was recenty named one of four winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University's top honor for graduate students.
A new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and found that the flexibility of the structures has a dramatic impact on how fast they join together. Understanding self-assembly could help in the design of new materials and medicines.
Rather than repeat the sprawling and uncoordinated development patterns of the past, researchers at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Architecture are exploring new ways to build urban infrastructures to serve our growing population, changing civilization and warming planet.
A small subset of the most intense droughts move across continents in predictable patterns, according to a new study published March 4 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by researchers in Austria and the United States. The study could help improve projections of future drought, allowing for more effective planning.