Data Science

DataX is funding eight new AI research projects across disciplines
April 4, 2022
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Written by Sharon Adarlo, Center for Statistics and Machine Learning

Eight new interdisciplinary research projects 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…

A Princeton-Microsoft project is tracing the digital fingerprints of disinformation
April 1, 2022
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Written by Daniel Day for Princeton Research/CEFR

As the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections approached, a group of Princeton alumni military veterans pitched an idea to the School of Public and International Affairs to host a conference on national security.

With reports of foreign interference during the 2016 presidential election campaign still circulating in the media and in political…

What climate choices should cities make? A Princeton data tool helps planners set priorities.
March 30, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

To get to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, what actions should cities prioritize?

A new tool for city planners helps them design a portfolio of actions that encompasses compact development, smart electric mobility, electric heating systems, mass timber construction, urban reforestation, and technologies that allow resources to…

Deep-learning diagnoses: Edge AI detects COVID-19 from smartwatch sensors
Feb. 28, 2022
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Written by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
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.
Hello, World. Princeton and WHYY launch new podcast “A.I. Nation”
April 1, 2021
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Written 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…

Computing empowers immune cells to kill cancer
Nov. 30, 2020
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Written by Steven Schultz, School of Engineering and Applied Science

One of the most promising new cancer therapies involves engineering cells from the body's own immune system to attack tumors, but tuning those attackers to spare healthy tissues has been challenging. Now a collaboration of computer scientists and bioengineers has produced a way to select targets with the same kind of logic that drives computers…

Russakovsky recognized for fighting bias and advancing diversity in AI research
Aug. 17, 2020
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Written by the Office of Engineering Communications

Olga Russakovsky, an assistant professor of computer science, has been recognized with two early-career awards from organizations that promote diversity in technical fields. The awards honor her contributions in research, education and outreach.

Russakovsky was…

New radar allows cars to spot hazards around corners
June 25, 2020
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Written by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

The system, easily integrated into today's vehicles, uses Doppler radar to bounce radio waves off surfaces…

Lauren von Berg, Class of 2020, publishes research from internship studying Antarctic sea ice
June 22, 2020
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Written by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

In the images Lauren von Berg created, the ebb and flow of life in one of Earth’s most inhospitable places undulates across the screen. As a Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) intern at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, von Berg worked in sunny San Diego

COVID-19's silent spread: Princeton researchers explore how symptomless transmission helps pathogens thrive
May 12, 2020
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

COVID-19's rapid spread throughout the world has been fueled in part by the virus' ability to be transmitted by people who are not showing symptoms of infection.

Now, a study by researchers at Princeton has found that this silent phase of transmission can be a successful evolutionary strategy for pathogens such as viruses like the one…