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Materials expert Saien Xie joins Princeton, bringing focus on extremely small technologies
Dec. 14, 2021

Advanced-materials expert Saien Xie has joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials, adding new breadth in experimentation with thin-film technologies.

Award for Excellence honors graduate student achievement
Dec. 8, 2021

Pranav Madathil, Lila Rodgers and Yue Xing, graduate students in electrical and computer engineering, were each honored with an Award for Excellence from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers.

New chip hides wireless messages in plain sight
Nov. 23, 2021

Princeton researchers have developed a method to foil eavesdroppers by building security into the physical nature of wireless transmissions. The signal is clear for the intended recipient but not for others.

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…