TigerTalks in the City brings the innovative research of Princeton faculty to New York City on a quarterly basis. The events feature a panel discussion on an interdisciplinary topic, followed by a networking reception for Princeton students, alumni, faculty and New Yorkers.
Speakers: Eric Wood, world-renowned hydrologist with emphasis on land-atmosphere interactions and the hydrologic impacts from climate change, and entrepreneur, applying his research to solve real-life water issues; Howard Stone, professor and leading a Princeton Environmental Institute’s (PEI) Grand Water Challenge further exploring water transport processes; Adam Wolf, CEO of Arable Labs, building data collection and analytic tools to improve the agricultural supply chain, and who also recently raised over $4 million; and Natalie Shivers, Associate University Architect, designing and implementing effective water conservation and stormwater reclamation solutions across campus
Growing pressure on water resources – from population and economic growth, climate change, pollution, and other challenges – has major impacts on our social, economic, and environmental well-being. Many Princeton faculty and alumni are involved in research, social enterprises, and startup ventures to address the global issues surrounding water sustainability. This panel will explore some of these issues and intriguing solutions being brought to market around the world.
Speakers: Moderator: Peter Dougherty, Director of Princeton University Press Panel: Sir Angus Deaton, “The Great Escape” Professor Emerita and former Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel, “Keep the Damned Women Out” Dalton Conley, “The Genome Factor” Alex Todorov, “Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions"
At a time when many forms of digitally-driven information have become infected by the malady of so-called fake news, books provide a level of stability and authority unrivalled by other sources. Join Princeton faculty members for a discussion on their recently published Princeton University Press books, which cover a spectrum of innovative, groundbreaking research. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.
Design Thinking: A New Liberal Art
Speakers: Moderator: Derek Lidow ’73. Panelists: Carolyn Rouse, Chair of Department of Anthropology, Annie Cardinal ’14, Rebecca De La Espriella ’17, and Rafe Steinhauer ’07
“Design Thinking” is a buzzword that leaves many people impressed with its impact but perplexed by its meaning. The panel aimed to shed light on what Design Thinking is and why the methodology has gained momentum at Princeton.
Smart Solutions for Smart Cities
Speakers: Moderator: Tom Wright ’91. Panelists: Sigrid Adriaenssens, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Elie Bou-Zeid, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Jay Dominick, Princeton University VP and CIO; Mario Gandelsonas, School of Architecture; Maria Garlock, Civil and Environmental Engineering
On December 1, over 230 alumni, students, faculty and friends came out to TigerTalks: “Smart Solutions for Smart Cities,” aptly held in Midtown at the Princeton Club of New York. The second TigerTalks of the academic year featured a diverse group of panelists, all of whom shared their expertise on the problems cities face and, more importantly, on the smart solutions they are developing through extensive research.
Big Data & Little Privacy?
Speakers: Moderator: Mung Chiang. Panelists: Nick Feamster, Computer Science; Prateek Mittal, Electrical Engineering; Matt Salganik, Sociology; Jake Shapiro, Woodrow Wilson School
As one component of enabling Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way off campus, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) launched TigerTalks in the City, a quarterly series designed to bring entrepreneurial Princeton research to New York City. The topic of the inaugural panel discussion was “Big Data & Little Privacy?” and featured Jake Shapiro, Woodrow Wilson School; Nick Feamster, Computer Science; Prateek Mittal, Electrical Engineering and Matt Salganik, Sociology. The event took place on October 6 at the AppNexus headquarters in Midtown.