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Princeton and Intel join forces to create a more inclusive research-career pipeline
Oct. 18, 2021

The pilot program run by Princeton Engineering and Intel Corporation introduced talented young scientists from underrepresented backgrounds to some of the most exciting challenges in computer security and privacy research.

White House appoints Dean Andrea Goldsmith to panel of science advisors
Sept. 22, 2021

The Biden administration has appointed Andrea Goldsmith, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The council, made up of leading scientists and engineers outside government, has a

Wireless-systems expert Venkatesh wins fellowship to develop technology with a humanitarian impact
Sept. 16, 2021

Postdoctoral researcher Suresh Venkatesh has been awarded a Mistletoe Research Fellowship, granting him unrestricted funding and participation in a startup collaboration program that encourages development of products with social and humanitarian impact.

Uncovering tracking in streaming devices earns researchers runner-up honors at top privacy symposium
Sept. 8, 2021

A widely publicized study that revealed privacy concerns in TV streaming devices, spearheaded by ECE graduate student Hooman Mohajeri Moghaddam, was named runner up for the Caspar Bowden Award at the 2021 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium.

Rising to the occasion, graduate students offer leadership in difficult year
Sept. 7, 2021

The ECE faculty recognized outstanding graduate student leadership, in the classroom and in service to the community, at the Department's annual welcome breakfast on Friday, September 3.

Four graduate students, nominated by faculty, were honored for their assistantship in instruction (AI), in courses that ranged from graduate level…

ECE faculty to lead development of quantum simulators in major NSF-funded effort
Sept. 2, 2021

Princeton researchers have joined an $25 million NSF-funded effort to develop large-scale quantum simulators, seeking a detailed blueprint for building quantum computing applications. The NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation, announced on September 2, brings together computer scientists, engineers and physicists from five universities and the federal government to develop theoretical concepts, design experimental hardware, and provide education and training for a suite of methods and tools that can help uncover and predict quantum phenomena.

Device that exposes chemical threats brings top honors at OSA congress
Aug. 20, 2021

The Optical Society has honored two ECE graduate students for their presentations at the 2021 Optical Sensing and Sensors Congress. Jie Liu won the student paper award in Optics and Photonics for Sensing the Environment; Michael Soskind was a finalist in the same category.

Industry partnership taking on telecom's environmental impact to receive Dean for Research Innovation funding
July 21, 2021

Nine exploratory projects have been selected to receive support through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds, including one industrial partnership that takes on the environmental impacts of information and communications technology.

Walbridge Fund 2021 graduate researcher explores finding methane leaks with lasers
July 21, 2021

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) has selected 11 Princeton University graduate students as 2021 recipients of the Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research. The awardees include Michael Soskind, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering.

Optical brain-machine interfaces earn graduate alumnus Beckman Foundation funding
June 21, 2021

Using sculpted light to reverse engineer brain function, graduate alumnus Nicolas Pégard will develop new tools for neuroscience research as one of 11 scientists selected to the 2021 cohort of the Beckman Foundation's Young Investigator Program.

Andrew Houck, leading expert in quantum engineering, wins Excellence in Teaching Award
May 26, 2021
Quantum engineering pioneer Andrew Houck received the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was called an "off-the-scale" teacher and a "phenomenal instructor" who demonstrated "pure pedagogical mastery."
Department confers 21 Ph.D.s, awards integrated systems expert "best dissertation"
May 25, 2021
A graduate commencement ceremony held Monday, May 24 honored 21 former electrical engineering students who had earned their Ph.D.s over the last year. The Bede Liu Best Dissertation Award went to integrated systems expert Xuyang Lu.