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.
Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs and More
Speakers: Arvind Narayanan, Florence Hudson '80, Nader Al-Naji '14, Katya Chupryna '08, Dror Futter '86 (moderator)
Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) and Bendheim Center for Finance invite you to join us at the next TigerTalks in the City panel discussion on the exciting, trending topic of “Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs and More.” This fintech panel discussion will feature Princeton faculty member Arvind Narayanan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, who will explore the technology and the related issues of security, anonymity, and stability of cryptocurrencies. Professor Narayanan will be joined by Princeton alumni who will discuss novel applications of blockchains and the investor opportunities for them: Florence Hudson ‘80, former SVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2 and member of the Editorial Board of Blockchain in Healthcare Today, Nader Al-Naji ’14, Founder of Basecoin, Katya Chupryna '08, Chief Strategy Officer at Thinknum, and moderator Dror Futter '86, Partner at Rimon Law.
The event will be held at the venue space of Galvanize located at 303 Spring Street in the West Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. Check-in begins at 6:00pm and the panel discussion and audience Q&A will start promptly at 6:30pm. Following the panel discussion, PEC and Bendheim Center will host a networking reception for attendees.
Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences
Speakers: Shahram Hejazi, Hahn Kim *07, Craig Limoli '12
TigerTalks in the City: “Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences” featured Princeton faculty member Shahram Hejazi, Hahn Kim *07, and Craig Limoli '12 . This TigerTalks event explored the challenges and opportunities, from the perspective of investor and founder, of biotech and digital health startups. LINK: Read a recap and watch the panel discussion (video).
Shahram Hejazi is a life science investor and entrepreneur with general management experience in both early-stage ventures and large global companies, and has founded and/or directed the growth of more than two dozen startup companies. He is a partner at the venture firm BioAdvance with responsibility for investments in research tools, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. He is also a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Princeton. Hahn Kim is the director of the Small Molecule Screening Center in the Department of Chemistry and an entrepreneur and founder of Crescenta Biosciences. Craig Limoli is the co-founder and CEO of WellSheet, an electronic health record/machine learning startup (and AEF portfolio company).
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 explored some of these issues and intriguing solutions being brought to market around the world. LINK: read a recap of the panel discussion.
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.