Yan Huo fellows to improve sensing and imaging, wireless communication and big-data power efficiency
March 22, 2021
Three graduate students in electrical and computer engineering received the annual Yan Huo *94 Graduate Fellowship, supporting their research into greener power electronics, quantum cascade lasers for advanced sensing, and programmable chip-scale devices used for intelligent autonomous systems.
Ph.D. alumnus Wigderson receives Abel Prize
March 17, 2021
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2021 to Avi Wigderson, a 1983 Ph.D. graduate of Princeton in electrical engineering and computer science, now on the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study. He shares the prize with László Lovász of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.
Research team wins Best Paper Award for generalized design verification model
March 5, 2021

A Princeton research team has won a Best Paper Award from the 2021 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), held in February. The paper laid out a generalized solution to a key problem in computer design verification.

Kaushik Sengupta, expert in wireless chips and systems, named Outstanding Young Engineer
March 3, 2021

Kaushik Sengupta has been named an Outstanding Young Engineer by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), recognizing his outstanding achievements in high-frequency integrated circuits and systems. Sengupta was also named a Distinguished Lecturer by the MTT-S, a two-year term position that began in Jan., 2021.

Imaging center fosters ground-up collaborations for materials research
Feb. 28, 2021

If we want to understand the materials that make up our world, we have to look at them, according to Craig Arnold, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and director of the Princeton Institute for the Science…

Rethinking microchips' design pushes computing to the edge
Feb. 26, 2021

Responding to artificial intelligence’s exploding demands on computer networks, Princeton University researchers in recent years have radically increased the speed and slashed the energy use of specialized AI systems. Now, the researchers have moved their innovation closer to widespread use by creating co-designed hardware and software that will allow designers to blend these new types of systems into their applications.

Department name change signals broad impact on computer and information technologies
Feb. 1, 2021
In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won overwhelming support in a Feb. 1 faculty vote.
Bell Lab Prize honors Princeton team for method to meld privacy and deep learning
Dec. 31, 2020
An interdisciplinary team of Princeton University researchers, including a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, was a top finisher in the international 2020 Bell Labs Prize competition. The team was honored for developing a method that may allow computers to learn from data without compromising the privacy of people who furnished the data.
National Academy of Inventors selects graduate alumnus John Suarez for senior membership
Dec. 17, 2020
John Suarez, an associated professor of electrical engineering at Widener University and Princeton graduate alumnus, has been named a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.
Super surfaces use terahertz waves to help bounce wireless communication into the next generation
Dec. 14, 2020

Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces, Princeton researchers have created a key component toward unlocking a communications band that promises to dramatically increase the amount data wireless systems can transmit.

The programmable surface, called a metasurface, allows engineers to control and focus transmissions in…

Course smooths a difficult academic year by providing smartphones for research
Nov. 13, 2020
In an effort to meet the challenges of an academic year defined substantially by COVID-19 restrictions, Princeton’s electrical engineering department has provided a smartphone as a hands-on lab tool to every student in a course focused on the security of computers and smartphones.
A new spin on atoms gives scientists a closer look at quantum weirdness
Oct. 30, 2020
When atoms get extremely close, they develop intriguing interactions that could be harnessed to create new generations of computing and other technologies. These interactions in the realm of quantum physics have proven difficult to study experimentally due the basic limitations of optical microscopes.