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Army awards Yuxin Chen for development of new data processing algorithms
April 30, 2020

Yuxin Chen, an expert in data and information science, has received a 2020 Young Investigator Program award from the U. S. Army Research Office.

Chen, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, works on problems in the mathematical foundations of data science…

Ruby Lee, leader in computer design, elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2020

Ruby B. Lee, a pioneer in computer architecture, hardware security and multimedia, has been named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing her career of innovation and scholarship.

Lee, the Forest G. Hamrick Professor of Engineering and a…

Grad student Youssef Elasser awarded unrestricted NSF Fellowship
April 17, 2020
Youssef Elasser, who studies power electronics and power systems as they relate to renewable energy, will receive three years of unrestricted funding through the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the oldest U.S. grant program of its kind. By advancing the components that store and transfer electricity across the globe, Elasser hopes to better leverage renewable energy and more efficiently distribute power for major greenhouse-gas-emitting sectors like transportation.
Undergraduate spotlight: Pollock finds the signal, cuts the noise
April 10, 2020
He was just a kid when he first joined a swim team, dragged by his sister to the local pool. But that early contact with the water, the thrill of chasing time, set Princeton sophomore Jonathan Pollock racing full speed toward the top of the podium.
Innovation funds propel research to improve health and computing
April 1, 2020
From new approaches to quantum device engineering to the development of machine learning systems that asses uncertainty in medical imaging, electrical engineering researchers landed two of the 11 projects awarded Innovation Research Grants by the School of Engineering and Applied Science this year.
Undergraduate spotlight: Veizi pulls her weight, on the water and in the lab
March 27, 2020
Artemis Veizi -- Class of 2022 -- Centerville, Virginia
New mathematical model can more effectively track epidemics
March 25, 2020
A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them.
How a chemist and a quantum engineer solved a 50-year-old puzzle — with help from the Princeton Catalysis Initiative
March 4, 2020

A quantum engineer was in a quandary.

Nathalie de Leon, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, needed to control the carbon atoms on the surface of a diamond, but the sheer hardness of the diamond was defeating all attempts — not just hers, but those of every physicist…

Facebook funds Mittal, security expert, to develop more efficient and private AI
Feb. 25, 2020
Princeton electrical engineering researchers have received funding from Facebook to develop an AI model that protects private data while allowing technology companies to perform aggregate data analytics.
Internet security upgrade borne out of collaboration between Princeton and Let's Encrypt
Feb. 20, 2020
An innovative protection against website counterfeiting developed by Princeton researchers went live on the internet Feb. 19, boosting security for hundreds of millions of websites. The rollout was the culmination of over two years of close collaboration between research groups at Princeton and Let's Encrypt, the world's largest certificate authority serving 200 million websites.
Verma appointed director of Keller Center
Jan. 14, 2020

Naveen Verma, professor of electrical engineering, has been appointed director of Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, a center focused on enabling students across the University to realize their aspirations for addressing societal problems. His appointment is effective Feb. 1.

Effort to safeguard the power grid selected for environmental center's funding
Jan. 14, 2020
In the hands of sophisticated hackers, new smart appliances, which are all connected to the internet and the grid, offer ways to manipulate power demand on a massive scale. The problem could pose a real threat in the future. New research has been funded to stave off attacks.