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Computer Science - 20.10.2020
Data centers need to consider their carbon footprint
Digital technology is running up against its physical limits. One solution is to build more data centers - but that needs to go hand in hand with a reduction in their carbon footprint.

Health - Computer Science - 20.10.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.10.2020
The algorithm on my team
The algorithm on my team
The automation of work is increasing at a tremendous pace. But how well do technology and humans really work together in a digitised world?

Computer Science - Health - 15.09.2020

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Managing with machines
Managing with machines
One application in which Brandao and the IT Services team have opted for AI is a key piece of research infrastructure known as the Leonhard cluster, which is specially designed for big data analytics and machine learning. "It offers features unmatched by any other cluster in the world and is very popular in biomedical research and other areas," says Brandao.

Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Who makes the final decision?
Who makes the final decision?
Protecting citizens in the face of disaster often requires far-reaching decisions to be made. Any assistance is welcome - including from AI.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.09.2020
Everything AI?
Everything AI?
Artificial intelligence is having a growing impact on our daily lives and is also revolutionising research.

Computer Science - Health - 15.09.2020
The
The "black box" problem
A bioethicist and a neuroinformatics scientist discuss how machines are becoming more intelligent and why the advances in technology are leading to new ethical challenges.

Health - Computer Science - 14.09.2020
Putting the users centre stage
Even if we succeed in combatting the COVID crisis, the challenges for the health system will not simply disappear. Digital technologies can be developed to help meet ongoing challenges; Nicole Wenderoth explains what should be borne in mind here. Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed healthcare systems to their limits, at least for the moment.

Pedagogy - Computer Science - 30.08.2020
Teaching AI to learn like a child
Teaching AI to learn like a child
As impressive as they may be, the latest AI systems are still no match for humans. Benjamin Grewe pushes for tomorrow's intelligent machines to learn the way young children do.

Computer Science - 20.08.2020
Researchers launch video game exploring the effects of confinement
Researchers launch video game exploring the effects of confinement
An interactive video game created by researchers and students in the College of Humanities (CDH) and UNIL Gamelab, in collaboration with the Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI) and Le Temps, allows

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 11.08.2020
Blackrock Microsystems Licenses Wyss Center's Real-time Neural Signal Processing Platform
Blackrock Microsystems Licenses Wyss Center’s Real-time Neural Signal Processing Platform
The software platform, NeuroKey, interfaces with multiple brain signal acquisition sources and devices, extending the reach of brain-computer interface applications GENEVA, SWITZERLAND & SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA - The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering has granted a worldwide license to Blackrock Microsystems to commercialize its neural signal processing and decoding software platform for research and clinical applications.

Computer Science - Transport - 29.07.2020
Predicting the unknown
Predicting the unknown
Olga Fink develops artificial intelligence algorithms for industrial assets, rolling stock and power plants.

Health - Computer Science - 27.07.2020
CHF 12 million funding for cutting-edge surgical technology
CHF 12 million funding for cutting-edge surgical technology
Researchers at the University of Basel have a vision: an individually configurable robot will revolutionize surgical procedures and provide numerous benefits for patients.

Physics - Computer Science - 10.07.2020

Computer Science - Politics - 09.07.2020

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.07.2020
Restoring Vision Through Electrical Stimulation
Restoring Vision Through Electrical Stimulation
In a project under Horizon 2020, researchers from seven European organizations will examine how the vision of visually impaired people can be restored using electrical stimulation of the brain.

Computer Science - Administration - 08.07.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 02.07.2020
Crooked to the millimetre
Crooked to the millimetre
The technology pioneered by the ETH spin-off incon.ai allows blocks to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy, creating structures with aesthetic designs and augmented acoustics. Shadow plays, wavelike patterns or acoustic effects: bricks can be placed at special angles to create aesthetic architectural designs.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 30.06.2020

Computer Science - 26.06.2020

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 22.06.2020

Computer Science - Health - 05.06.2020
Lauzhack, or how to rescue your semester project in three days
The Lauzhack hackathon gave students a chance to redirect their semester projects towards issues related to the coronavirus.

Computer Science - Environment - 27.05.2020
Drawing a picture of the Earth's surface
Drawing a picture of the Earth’s surface
Jan Dirk Wegner uses artificial intelligence to research different aspects of the Earth's surface. In doing so, he hopes to help raise people's quality of life and protect the environment.

Computer Science - Health - 25.05.2020
Swiss tracing app goes on trial
Swiss tracing app goes on trial
Today sees the start of the pilot phase for the long-awaited tracing app jointly developed by teams at ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne on behalf of the federal government.

Computer Science - 22.05.2020
New and improved drone mapping software
New and improved drone mapping software
For his thesis, an EPFL PhD student has enhanced the accuracy and reliability of drone mapping - a technique that is gaining traction across many sectors of society.

Computer Science - Transport - 19.05.2020
Successful retrofitting of VW diesel engines
Successful retrofitting of VW diesel engines
Using exhaust gas measurements taken from the roadside, a team from the University of York and Empa was able to prove the Dieselgate scandal has led to positive results. The forced retrofitting of thousands of VW diesel engines saves the environment throughout Europe considerable amounts of Nitrogen oxide (NO x ).

Health - Computer Science - 11.05.2020
EPFL Launches Center for Intelligent Systems
EPFL's new Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS) will act as a research promotion platform for bringing together experts in machine learning, data science, computer vision, cyberphysical systems, and robotics.

Computer Science - Health - 01.05.2020
Researchers put proximity tracing app to the test
Researchers put proximity tracing app to the test
Over the past two weeks, EPFL computer scientists have been testing and refining the smartphone-based system developed by the international Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project (DP3T), with the help of the Swiss Army. Their goal: to optimize the app's ability to alert users after they've been in contact with someone contagious with COVID-19, while building trust around the open system.  DP3T is an approach to decentralized, privacy-preserving contact tracing that aims to provide a digital means for humans to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Computer Science - Innovation - 28.04.2020
Making cryptocurrency payments fast and secure
Making cryptocurrency payments fast and secure
Trading in digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Ether has become an established practice but using them as a payment means is still a slow process.

Computer Science - Event - 27.04.2020

Innovation - Computer Science - 22.04.2020
Seeing each other in times of Covid
Seeing each other in times of Covid
Markus Gross is convinced that there are better technologies available than today's video conference systems.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 21.04.2020
Brain game
Brain game
He can play a computer game using thought alone. Samuel Kunz, who has tetraplegia, is currently training with researchers from Zurich and Singapore for the next Cybathlon.

Computer Science - 21.04.2020
EPFL and ETH Zurich advance digital contact tracing project
Secure contact tracing could be a powerful tool to fight the spread of COVID-19. A unique, decentralized system developed as part of an international consortium, including EPFL and ETH Zurich, will soon be launched with the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community
EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community
The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
The Square Kilometre Array , or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Computer Science - 16.04.2020

Computer Science - Administration - 15.04.2020
When algorithms decide for us
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more powerful and is used for increasingly complex tasks. This raises ethical questions, for instance, when AI is used to make decisions for or judge people.

Health - Computer Science - 09.04.2020
A new app can help detect the coronavirus
EPFL researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that can listen to your cough and indicate whether you have COVID-19. A new app can help detect the coronavirus With the new Coughvid app, developed by five researchers at EPFL's Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), you can record your cough on a smartphone and find out whether you might have COVID-19.

Computer Science - Health - 08.04.2020
EPFL lends computing power to fight against the coronavirus
EPFL lends computing power to fight against the coronavirus
EPFL is contributing significant computing resources to the open science project [email protected] , which uses protein dynamics simulations to explore potential coronavirus drug targets.

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Although Swiss internet users use online services where algorithms select search results, recommendations and information daily, they know little about their role and function.

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
The US Department of Energy awards project by USI researcher
Juraj Kardos, who recently earned his PhD at the USI Institute of Computational Science (ICS, Faculty of Informatics), is part of the winning team of the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 02.04.2020
Olaf Schenk elected in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics  has elected Professor Olaf Schenk as a SIAM Fellow in the class of 2020 for his contributions to applied mathematics and extreme-scale High-performance computing (HPC).

Career - Computer Science - 06.03.2020

Event - Computer Science - 06.03.2020

Computer Science - Art and Design - 24.02.2020
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Largo Films, an EPFL spin-off, unveiled its data-assisted movie-making software to producers and other movie-industry specialists today at the Berlin Film Festival.

Administration - Computer Science - 12.02.2020

Computer Science - Health - 11.02.2020
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses.
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