Data Science

‘A history of contact’: Princeton geneticists are rewriting the narrative of Neanderthals and other ancient humans
July 12, 2024
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Ever since the first Neanderthal bones were discovered, people have wondered about these ancient hominins. How are they different from us? How much are they like us? Did our ancestors get along with them? Fight them? Love them? The recent discovery of a group called Denisovans, a Neanderthal-like group who populated Asia and Oceania, added its…

Princeton bets big on research software engineering
Aug. 18, 2022
Written by Eoin O'Carroll, Princeton Research Computing

Over the past five years, Princeton's research software engineers (RSEs) have transformed a variety of research projects across campus, building software tools that sequence proteins, …

DataX is funding eight new AI research projects across disciplines
April 4, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…