Innovative security framework wins grad student best paper award
Jan. 18, 2023

A machine learning framework that detects security vulnerabilities without the computational overhead of conventional models won the best paper award at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems and Applications, in December.

Helium’s unexpected behavior offers promising platform for qubits
Jan. 17, 2023

Helium is best known for making balloons buoyant. This second lightest and second most abundant element in the universe (after hydrogen) also has a high-tech side: It’s integral to manufacturing fiber-optic cables and semiconductors, and could be key to creating a new kind of quantum computer.

ECE senior Arielle Rivera on lighting Puerto Rico’s energy future
Jan. 12, 2023

In addition to its tragic impact on human lives, Arielle Rivera said Hurricane Maria made it clear that Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure was exceedingly frail. Consequently, Rivera arrived at Princeton in 2019 sure she wanted to work on planning a resilient energy-grid system in Puerto Rico.

Bringing museums to art lovers through virtual reality wins grad student Innovation Forum's top prize
Jan. 10, 2023

MuseumVerse, a team that includes ECE graduate student Shruti Sharma, presented a proposal to use virtual reality technology to allow small museums and cultural organizations the ability to reach worldwide audiences. The technology allows visitors to experience museums and works of art in ways that are not readily possible in typical…

Andrew Houck seeks a quieter quantum world
Jan. 9, 2023

“We are trying to preserve these incredibly weak signals and isolate them from the world,” he said. “At the same time, if we have a computer that’s completely isolated from the world, we can’t actually program it. We can’t use it.”

Yan Huo *94 Fellowship powers advances in machine learning, wireless communication and quantum technology
Dec. 22, 2022

Three fourth-year graduate students in electrical and computer engineering — Emir Ali Karahan, Mehmet Tuna Uysal and Chong Xiang — received the annual Yan Huo *94 Graduate Fellowship, supporting their work in wireless communication, quantum technology and machine learning.

Robot trucks drive students to solve real problems in modern robotics
Nov. 22, 2022

In spring 2022, Jaime Fernández Fisac, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, offered a new hands-on course on the fundamentals of modern robotics (ECE 346). The students' journey was not easy, but the rewards were plenty. And in the end they walked away with the essential tools for a career working in and around…

Jennifer Rexford, department alum and celebrated leader in computing, named Princeton’s next provost
Nov. 21, 2022

Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering, professor and department chair in computer science, and a 1991 electrical engineering alumna, has been named Princeton’s provost. Her appointment will take effect on March 13.

New hands-on approach brings this wireless-systems course within reach
Nov. 21, 2022

A newly revamped undergraduate course, ECE 368, will peel back the curtain on digital communications and wireless systems that enable our ubiquitous mobile technologies.

Insights into energy loss open doors for up-and-coming solar tech
Nov. 18, 2022

Organic solar cells are an emerging technology with a lot of promise. Unlike the ubiquitous silicon solar panel, they have the potential to be lightweight, flexible, and present a variety of colors, making them particularly attractive for urban or façade applications. However, continued advancements in device performance have been sluggish as researchers work to understand the fundamental processes underlying how organic solar cells operate.

Laser spectroscopy expert Gerard Wysocki elected Optical Society Fellow
Nov. 14, 2022

Founded in 1916 as the Optical Society of America, Optica has since grown to include more than 20,000 members across dozens of countries. The society’s board of directors elected 109 Fellows for the 2023 class.…

Graduate alumnus Robert Kahn, founder of the internet, awarded Madison Medal
Nov. 7, 2022

Kahn, who earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1964, will receive the James Madison Medal. Established by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA), is named for the fourth president of the United States, who is considered to be…