Computer and Data Sciences

  • ‘A.I. Nation,’ Episode 5, ‘Echo Chambers,’ now available to download

    Thursday, Apr 29, 2021
    by Princeton University

    In the fifth and final episode of “A.I. Nation,” a podcast by Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, computer science professor Ed Felten and WHYY reporter Malcolm Burnley investigate the role of AI in social media and the polarizing effects these algorithms have on us, whether we realize it or not.

  • 'A.I. Nation,' Episode 3, 'The Next Pandemic,' now available to download

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
    by Julie Clack, Office of Communications

    AI is being used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in new and innovative ways, making advancements in healthcare that can be used to curb future pandemics. But at what cost to our privacy?

    In the third episode of A.I. Nation, a new podcast by Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, computer science professor Ed Felten and WHYY reporter Malcolm Burnley explore the ways AI has improved our response to the pandemic, particularly in the instrumental advances it has made in solving the protein folding problem.

  • Hello, World. Princeton and WHYY launch new podcast “A.I. Nation”

    Thursday, Apr 1, 2021
    by Julie Clack, Office of Communications

    Decisions once made by people are increasingly being made by machines, often without transparency or accountability. In “A.I. Nation,” a new podcast premiering on April 1, Princeton University and Philadelphia public radio station WHYY have partnered to explore the omnipresence of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its implications for our everyday lives.

  • “Think like an expert”: Brain scans watch learning in action

    Friday, Mar 26, 2021
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    What does learning look like inside the brain?

    Can a brain scan reveal if a student is learning a tough curriculum or falling behind?

    These and other questions prompted a team of Princeton neuroscientists to launch an ambitious experiment, scanning 24 students’ brains six times during the 2018 spring semester to quite literally watch them learn.

  • Princeton's tech policy clinic builds ‘virtuous loop’ of real-world research and learning

    Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    Wikipedia’s wealth of cited information comes from a global community of more than 250,000 editors who contribute content each month. Upholding community standards and fostering diversity and inclusion are major goals for the Wikimedia Foundation — goals that depend on creating software that reflects and reinforces the community’s values.

  • Princeton IP accelerator selects seven projects for R & D funding

    Friday, Mar 5, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Inventions in biomedicine, drug development, solar energy, battery recycling, clean water and climate risk win out

    Seven technologies that address some of society’s biggest challenges — from foolproof antibiotics to low-cost water purification — will receive support for research and development through Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb collaboration leads to open-source software to optimize chemical reactions

    Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
    by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

    Scientists from Princeton chemistry and computer science work with industry to create tool based on machine-learning 

    In the past few years, the Doyle Lab has turned increasingly to data science techniques to assist problem-solving in organic synthesis. Researchers are driven partly by a year-old federal initiative that seeks to conjoin data science and chemistry, and partly by the notion that a chemist’s time is better spent exploring new reactions than optimizing them. 

  • Electrical Engineering updates name to "Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering"

    Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
    by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

    Name change more accurately reflects the department's range and impact in computer and information technologies

    In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won unanimous support at the Feb. 1 monthly meeting of the University Faculty.

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