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  • Rodney Priestley assumes new role as innovation leader at Princeton

    Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020
    As the University's innovation leader, Priestley, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, will oversee efforts to grow Princeton's culture of innovation as a means to further its teaching and research mission and enhance its impact on the world.
  • ‘Grow-and-prune’ AI mimics brain development, slashes energy use

    Friday, Dec 20, 2019
    by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

    It may come as a shock to parents facing the daily chaos of toddler life, but the brain's complexity peaks around age 3.

    The number of connections between neurons virtually explodes in our first few years. After that the brain starts pruning away unused portions of this vast electrical network, slimming to roughly half the number by the time we reach adulthood. The overprovisioning of the toddler brain allows us to acquire language and develop fine motor skills. But what we don't use, we lose.

  • Princeton’s annual technology celebration spotlights innovation and societal impact

    Monday, Nov 25, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Speaking at Princeton's annual technology showcase on Nov. 14, Princeton's inaugural Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley delivered Princeton's vision for engaging in entrepreneurship in ways that have societal impact.

    "Princeton's informal motto is 'In the nation’s service and the service of humanity,'" said Priestley, who is also a professor of chemical and biological engineering. "Our innovation efforts are very much in support of that motto.”

  • Schmidt DataX Fund supports research projects that harness data science to speed up discovery

    Monday, Nov 18, 2019
    by Sharon Adarlo, Center for Statistics and Machine Learning

    Nine data-driven research projects have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, which aims to spread and deepen the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across campus to accelerate discovery.

    In February, the University announced the new fund, which was made possible through a major gift from Schmidt Futures.

  • President Eisgruber honored as innovation leader in New Jersey

    Friday, Nov 15, 2019
    by Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations

    Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber was recognized as the 2019 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey at the council's 40th annual Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards. Eisgruber was honored for his leadership of the University's efforts to connect research to real-world problems and solutions.

     

  • Princeton President Eisgruber to be honored as innovation leader in New Jersey

    Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

    Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber has been named the 2019 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey for his leadership of the University's efforts to connect research to real-world problems and solutions. 

    New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy and Nokia Bell Labs Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin, as well as 15 patent award teams, will also be honored at the Council's November 14th Edison Patent Awards ceremony.

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