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Power electronics expert Minjie Chen has received a junior faculty award for excellence in research and teaching
May 12, 2022

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has honored power electronics expert Minjie Chen for early-career excellence in research and teaching. He is one of six assistant professors to receive a junior faculty award this year. Each recipient will receive $50,000 to support their research.

Honorific fellowships fund research into quantum sensors and trustworthy AI
May 11, 2022

The Graduate School has selected two Princeton ECE graduate students for honorific fellowships in the 2022-2023 academic year. Lila Rodgers won a Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship; Vikash Sehwag won a Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship.

Vertical thinking broke the bottleneck in powering high-performance computers
May 2, 2022

Working with Intel, Google, and colleagues at Dartmouth College, Princeton researchers have completely redesigned the technology for powering high-performance computers, resulting in systems that increase power delivery 10 times beyond the current state of the art.

Innovation funds support advances in secure communications, machine learning and optical sensors
April 27, 2022

This year’s engineering school Innovation Research Grants are funding efforts to secure underwater communications, make reinforcement learning more observable, and use the mouse brain to build better sensors. This year’s 19 awards, five of which go to ECE-affiliated faculty, total more than $1.9 million.

NSF awards grads for work in computer vision, security and clean-energy materials
April 20, 2022

Three ECE students — seniors Nicole Meister and Linda Pucurimay and second-year graduate student Sophia Yoo — have won graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Each fellowship comes with five years of professional development support and three years of funding, including an annual $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance.

Augmented reality will get better and brighter with this funding from Princeton's IP Accelerator Fund
April 18, 2022

A project to make better and brighter augmented-reality (AR) systems, led by ECE researchers, has been selected for financial support from Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund.

DataX is funding two new AI research projects from ECE
April 5, 2022

Two new interdisciplinary research projects led by ECE faculty have won seed funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, marking the third round of grants undertaken by the fund since 2019. The fund, supported through a major gift from the Schmidt Futures Foundation, provides grants to explore using artificial intelligence and…

Quantum optics specialist Kuate Defo named a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow
April 5, 2022

Physicist Rodrick Kuate Defo has received a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to study the theoretical underpinnings of quantum optical devices.

ECE faculty honored for teaching excellence, lifetime achievement
March 21, 2022
Claire Gmachl received a lifetime achievement award from the graduate and undergraduate engineering councils. Additionally, Professor Gmachl and Dr. Hossein Valavi each received an Excellence in Teaching Award for their service during the spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters.
Wireless systems expert Yasaman Ghasempour receives NSF CAREER award
March 15, 2022

The National Science Foundation has granted Yasaman Ghasempour a CAREER Award, part of its Faculty Early Career Development Program that supports junior faculty who exemplify leadership in education and research. The award is the NSF’s most prestigious recognition of early-career academic scientists and engineers and comes with more than $500,000 in research funding over five years.

Deep-learning diagnoses: Edge AI detects COVID-19 from smartwatch sensors
Feb. 28, 2022

Combining questions about a person’s health with data from smartwatch sensors, a new app developed using research at Princeton University can predict within minutes whether someone is infected with COVID-19.

Ten ECE faculty commended for outstanding teaching
Feb. 23, 2022
Ten ECE professors and lecturers received a commendation for outstanding teaching from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The commendations cover teaching during the fall 2021 semester. Commendations are determined by course ratings by students.