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Machine learning could reduce testing, improve treatment for intensive care patients
Jan. 22, 2019

Doctors in intensive care units face a continual dilemma: Every blood test they order could yield critical information, but also adds costs and risks for patients. To address this challenge, researchers from Princeton University are developing a computational approach to help clinicians more effectively monitor patients’ conditions and make…

Princeton University instructors say MCCC students were favorite part of fall teaching assignment
Jan. 7, 2019

Princeton University (PU) doctoral students used glowing terms to describe their experience as adjunct faculty members at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) this fall. After a mentorship semester last spring, five PU doctoral students embraced the teaching challenge: Carolyn Watts (Music), Kyle Oskvig (History), Alexandra Werth (Physics),…

Graduate student Myefski, alumni win 2018 Best of Design awards
Dec. 20, 2018

The Architects Newspaper has selected the work of Christopher Myefski, a first-year graduate student in Princeton’s School of Architecture, for a Best of Design Award. The sixth annual awards program showcases outstanding buildings, interiors and installations across 45 categories.

Myefski’s “The American Construct” won the top prize…

Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins
Dec. 13, 2018

Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus, VP882, that can listen in on bacterial conversations — and then, in a twist like something out of a spy novel, they found a way to use that to make it attack bacterial diseases like E. coli and cholera.

“The idea that a virus is…

Application opens for presenters at 2019 Princeton Research Day
Dec. 4, 2018

Applications are being accepted for presenters at the 2019 Princeton Research Day, the fourth annual campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors by the University’s undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers.

The May 9, 2019, event encourages students, early-career…

Graduate student Montaño López awarded Mexico’s top honor for academic achievement
Nov. 30, 2018

First-year graduate student José de Jesús Montaño López has received Mexico’s 2018 National Youth Award, the highest honor given by the government to its citizens under 30 years old.

One of 17 recipients, Montaño López was recognized in the category of academic achievement. Other categories included human rights, the arts, science and…

Cutting-edge firms join Princeton’s new startup immersion program in Shanghai
Nov. 27, 2018

When Yi Wang rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on September 27, Princeton Dean of Engineering Emily Carter and computer science professors Jennifer Rexford and Kai Li cheered along with his other invited guests. Wang, co-founder of the Shanghai-based LAIX Inc., received his doctorate in computer science from Princeton in 2009.

Pumpkin DNA, biology of beer: Graduate students make science accessible
Nov. 16, 2018

The Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program is dedicated to fostering enthusiasm for scientific inquiry and increasing scientific literacy in the Greater Princeton community.

The group, made up of graduate students in the Department of Molecular Biology and funded by the department, aims to engage, encourage and inspire community…

Fellowship dinner recognizes the achievements of 26 graduate students
Nov. 12, 2018

The dean of the Graduate School hosted a reception and dinner to celebrate the academic achievements of 26 graduate students selected this spring as recipients of the honorific fellowships.  The honorific fellowships are named and endowed fellowships that support advanced Ph.D. students whose research shows exceptional promise.  The Jacobus…

Princeton launches computing bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs
Nov. 11, 2018

Princeton University held its first computing bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs on October 29 to November 1, four days of short introductory-level lectures and hands-on exercises on a variety of topics, tools and techniques necessary for modern computational research careers. Some 80 graduate students and postdocs from 21 departments…