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DataX is funding new AI research projects in ECE and across disciplines
Nov. 19, 2021

Ten interdisciplinary research projects have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, with the goal of spreading and deepening the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across campus to accelerate discovery. Three of these projects are led by faculty in electrical and computer engineering.

Quantum engineering leader Andrew Houck elected APS fellow
Nov. 9, 2021

Andrew Houck, a global leader in quantum engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. Houck's election recognizes pathbreaking contributions to quantum information processing and experimental systems that plumb the depths of quantum physics.

Ultra-pure semiconductor opens new frontier in the study of electrons
Nov. 5, 2021

Princeton researchers have created the world's purest sample of gallium arsenide, a semiconductor used in devices that power such technologies as cell phones and satellites. The finished chip, a square about the width of a pencil eraser, allowed the team to probe deep into the very nature of electrons.

Thin-film, high-frequency antenna array offers new flexibility for wireless communications
Nov. 2, 2021

Princeton researchers have developed a new type of phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology, which could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.

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.