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Computer Science - Health - 14:30
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.

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

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).

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.

Health - Computer Science - 10.02.2020

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 05.02.2020

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 21.01.2020
The robot that grips without touching
The robot that grips without touching
ETH Pioneer Fellow Marcel Schuck is developing a robotic gripper that can manipulate small and fragile objects without touching them. The technology is based on sound waves. The small installation that Marcel Schuck has assembled on his workbench is reminiscent of a school physics lesson: an arrangement, comprising two semi-spheres and resembling a pair of headphones, is connected to a circuit board carrying microchips.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 15.01.2020
A brand new tool devoted to simplifying complex neuron models
A brand new tool devoted to simplifying complex neuron models
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the EPFL Blue Brain Project have developed 'Neuron_Reduce', a new computational tool that provides the scientific community with a straightforward capability to simplify complex neuron models of any cell type and still faithfully preserve its input-output properties while significantly reducing simulation run-time.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.01.2020
The Computational Biology platform - Data scientists at the FMI
The Computational Biology platform - Data scientists at the FMI
Michael Stadler has been leading the FMI Computational Biology technology platform since 2008. In an interview, he explains how the platform is set up and how it supports the FMI research groups, he shares what he likes most about his job, and he talks about the future of computational biology.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 07.01.2020
Algorithmic pricing, are consumers being duped?
Algorithmic pricing, are consumers being duped?
Compiler Analysis for Hardware/Software Co-design and Optimization Faculty of Informatics Giornata di porte aperte alla mostra 'Koen Vanmechelen.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 07.01.2020
EPFL spin-off's tiny robots turn heads in Las Vegas
Yesterday evening, tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off Foldaway Haptics were the center of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 30.12.2019
Celebrating a vintage year in 2019
EPFL held a series of events to mark its 50th anniversary throughout 2019. The past year also saw a host of scientific breakthroughs, ground-breaking initiatives, stunning achievements and notable wins.

Computer Science - Media - 20.12.2019
Myths in Television, Myths on Television - Towards the "Rethinking Digital Myths" conference
Compiler Analysis for Hardware/Software Co-design and Optimization Faculty of Informatics Giornata di porte aperte alla mostra 'Koen Vanmechelen.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 18.12.2019
The elephant's trunk will inspire a revolutionary robot
The elephant’s trunk will inspire a revolutionary robot
An international team, including UNIGE, will analyse the African elephant's trunk, and its exceptional agility and versatility, to create a robot guided by touch.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 17.12.2019

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 09.12.2019
Using virtual reality to overcome unconscious biases
Formazione continua e aggiornamento per giuristi: Legge sull'esecuzione e fallimenti (SchKG), Rodrigo Rodriguez Faculty of Economics Seminario IdEP "Dynamic Vertical Foreclosure" - Chiara Fumagalli F

Innovation - Computer Science - 09.12.2019
"100 women and 1000 more": Silvia Santini
Formazione continua e aggiornamento per giuristi: Legge sull'esecuzione e fallimenti (SchKG), Rodrigo Rodriguez Faculty of Economics Seminario IdEP "Dynamic Vertical Foreclosure" - Chiara Fumagalli F

Computer Science - 06.12.2019
Digital’s doppelganger: The myth of analog media - Towards the "Rethinking Digital Myths" conference
Visiting Alumni: Ktimene Axetell, VP Insights, Arrivalist Visiting Alumni: Valeria Croce, Manager International Relations and Insights, Eurail BV Fall Semester Projects Presentations 2019 Faculty of

Environment - Computer Science - 05.12.2019
Rainforest preservation through machine learning
Rainforest preservation through machine learning
Computer scientist David Dao develops intelligent algorithms that use satellite and drone images of rainforests to predict where the next sites of deforestation will be.

Innovation - Computer Science - 03.12.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 18.11.2019
Katie Bouman, the scientist who reveals the invisible
Katie Bouman, the scientist who reveals the invisible
The first-ever image of a black hole was unveiled to the public this past April. It was produced by a team of 200 scientists as part of the Event Horizon Telescope Project.

Computer Science - 11.11.2019
A chat with the expert: Luca Gambardella
The series of talks "Quattro chiacchiere con l'esperto", organised by USI Ideatorio Cadro, continues with Luca Gambardella, Director of Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI. An informal chat with the expert about the human brain vs artificial intelligence.   Computer scientist Luca Gambardella is the Director of Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (USI-SUPSI), for which he began working in 1988.

Computer Science - 05.11.2019
"A booting computer is as vulnerable as a newborn baby"
Hackers are increasingly exploiting weaknesses in IT system hardware rather than software. To close this gap, we are introducing a new open source project based on Google's Titan security technology and the "Ibex" open source processor from ETH. Luca Benini, Professor at the Institute for Integrated Systems, explains how.

Computer Science - Innovation - 05.11.2019
Data innovation strategy: FSO pilot projects point to productivity gains
Official statistics can benefit from new analysis methods arising from its data innovation strategy. The automation of certain tasks, especially data preparation, seems to be particularly promising. Although the first results from the FSO's pilot projects are encouraging, according to an initial assessment published on the "experimental statistics" microsite, they still need fine-tuning before they can be fully implemented in ongoing production.

Environment - Computer Science - 04.11.2019
An intelligent network for better water management
An intelligent network for better water management
EPFL-based startup Droople has developed a smart flow meter that can measure buildings' water consumption and identify potential savings in energy.

Computer Science - 27.10.2019

Computer Science - 10.10.2019
Bike designed with artificial intelligence breaks world speed records
Bike designed with artificial intelligence breaks world speed records
An aerodynamic bike that was designed using software from Neural Concept, a spin-off from the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVLab) in the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences, has broken two world records for cycling speed.

Innovation - Computer Science - 07.10.2019
Deep learning, prefabricated
Deep learning, prefabricated
Self-driving cars, the automatic detection of cancer cells, online translation: deep learning makes it all possible. The ETH spin-off Mirage Technologies has developed a deep learning platform that aims to help start-ups and companies more quickly develop and optimise their products. The name has a fairytale feel to it, with its reference to mirages and the suggestion of illusion.

Computer Science - Career - 03.10.2019
New Microsoft research laboratory collaborates with ETH Zurich
New Microsoft research laboratory collaborates with ETH Zurich
These days, Microsoft officially opens a lab in Zurich dedicated to researching mixed reality technologies and artificial intelligence.

Innovation - Computer Science - 24.09.2019
The EU supports secure quantum communication
The EU supports secure quantum communication
Four Swiss organisations, including UNIGE, receive funding from the European Union (EU) through OPENQKD, a secure quantum communication infrastructure.
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