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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Naval Research has awarded Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jason Lee three years of funding through its Young Investigator Program. The award covers a range of critical expenses, including the salaries and stipends of researchers in his lab.
Drawing on recent discoveries in quantum materials, a team from the departments of electrical and computer engineering, physics and chemistry will build a new site for quantum exploration that features some of the most extreme conditions on Earth — including ultra-low temperatures, ultra-low and ultra-high pressures, and strong magnetic fields.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a graduate research fellowship to Wenhan Xia, providing her three years of funding and two additional years of professional development support.
The Graduate School has awarded Liwei Song a Wallace Memorial Fellowship in Engineering, funding his Ph.D. work for the 2021-2022 academic year.