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Computer Science - Innovation - 23.10.2017
An app for rating public transport in real time
An app for rating public transport in real time
EPFL researchers have developed a smartphone app for passengers to evaluate their experience in real time and view other users' ratings.

Computer Science - 17.10.2017
Researchers defy the limits of streaming
Researchers defy the limits of streaming
Given the growing number of users and the widening range of devices, streaming is no longer viable in its current form owing to the substantial amount of power and storage capacity it requires.

Computer Science - Health - 05.10.2017
CrowdAI: the open, data-science challenge platform
CrowdAI: the open, data-science challenge platform
crowdAI, an EPFL-developed open data science challenge platform that hosts machine learning competitions, has been awarded over $100,000 from Amazon and Nvidia for its latest challenge, "Learning to Run" .

Law - Computer Science - 28.09.2017
Big data conquers legal analysis
Big data conquers legal analysis
Researchers supported by the SNSF have set up a free and accessible integrated database of legal cases involving international economic law. Their work represents an important milestone for research and practice. The number of legal agreements and disputes is increasing rapidly. Analysing them using conventional scientific methods has become all but impossible, and legal academia is now turning to big data for answers.

Environment - Computer Science - 25.09.2017
Antarctica: the wind sublimates snowflakes
Antarctica: the wind sublimates snowflakes
A team of researchers has collected new data that shows a significant decrease in snow precipitation close to the ground in Antarctica, which has an impact on the ice sheet surface mass balance. Researchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions.

Computer Science - Health - 22.09.2017
Developing robots that can walk more naturally
Walking on two legs isn't as easy as it seems. Especially for robots, where a natural stride is a major challenge. Researchers at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory are testing novel systems to improve humanoids' ability to walk and interact. For humans, it comes perfectly naturally. But walking on two legs is actually a complicated task, requiring several muscles to perform delicate balancing acts.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 20.09.2017
Drones can almost see in the dark
A conventional camera and an event camera (on the right) picture the same building. The latter reports changes in brightness for each pixel.

Computer Science - 03.09.2017
Huge interest in the world of data
Big data, digitalisation, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things - these terms are on everybody's lips these days, but what exactly do they mean?

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 29.08.2017
The creative data interpreters
The creative data interpreters
The ETH spin-off SpinningBytes programs software that uses machine learning not only to analyse but also to understand huge amounts of data. It enables customised solutions to be developed for numerous IT problems, and allows new insights to be gained from previously unused data. It all began a few years ago: Mark Cieliebak, Martin Jaggi and Fatih Uzdilli were computer science researchers at ETH and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), and published their technologies in scientific papers.

Health - Computer Science - 28.08.2017
"Medicine is becoming model-driven"
ETH Professor and computer scientist Joachim Buhmann works intensively on healthcare issues. In an interview with ETH News, he explains how computer models will make their way into the world of medicine, and talks about models that are so complicated that humans can no longer process them alone.

Computer Science - Innovation - 23.08.2017
The love of problem-solving
The love of problem-solving
What if you had the chance to complete your own research project at ETH over the summer and to join in discussions about the university‘s future' Two students, Katherine Bancroft and Siqi Liu,

Computer Science - 27.07.2017
An app to help you zero in on summer fun
An app to help you zero in on summer fun
An app developed by an EPFL doctoral student suggests outings you're sure to like - from sporting events to culture and outdoor fun.

Computer Science - Health - 19.07.2017
"It’s always a compromise"
Digitalisation simplifies many aspects of our everyday life, but it also creates new risks. Srdjan Capkun, Professor for Information Security, explains how to find the right balance between convenience and security.

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.07.2017
Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich
Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich
The ETH Board appointed new professors at ETH Zurich as part of its meeting of 5/6 July 2017, in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 04.07.2017
On fast track at ETH
On fast track at ETH
At the age of 29, Professor of Computer Science Mohsen Ghaffari is one of the youngest professors at ETH Zurich.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.06.2017
Building with robots and 3D printers
Building with robots and 3D printers
At the Empa and Eawag NEST building in Dübendorf, eight ETH Zurich professors are collaborating with business partners to build the three-storey DFAB HOUSE.

Event - Computer Science - 22.06.2017

Computer Science - Innovation - 20.06.2017
‘We have to seize this opportunity'
‘We have to seize this opportunity’
Die Digitalisierung verändert grundlegend immer mehr Lebensbereiche. Für ETH-Präsident Lino Guzzella ist klar: Dieser Wandel ist für die Schweiz eine grosse Chance, denn sie hat ideale Voraussetzungen, eine leistungsfähige Digitalindustrie aufzubauen.

Computer Science - 19.06.2017
Piz Daint is a world leader
Piz Daint is a world leader
After an extensive hardware upgrade at the end of last year, the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint is now the most powerful mainframe computer outside Asia.

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.06.2017
Smarter use of mobile data
Smarter use of mobile data
The data constantly collected and reported by smartphones can find numerous applications. An SNSF-funded project devoted to crowdsensing has found ways to improve privacy and localisation accuracy as well as reduce the impact on hardware. Connecting data from the world's smartphones could put a global supercomputer into all of our pockets.

Innovation - Computer Science - 19.05.2017
Building trust and intelligence in a digitalised world
Building trust and intelligence in a digitalised world
ETH Meets New York to explore Blockchain technologies, machine learning, and artificial intelligence with academia and industry.

Computer Science - Innovation - 05.05.2017
How does trust work on the internet?
How does trust work on the internet?
A secure and reliable internet generates trust. Just how the internet creates trust is a matter for debate between ETH computer scientists and social scientists - for example, in a public session on 9 May 2017.

Innovation - Computer Science - 20.04.2017
Sounds provide a safer login
Sounds provide a safer login
A start-up formed by a group of IT specialists at ETH has come up with a simple and user-friendly way to enhance network security.

Computer Science - Philosophy - 25.03.2017
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
Sometimes it's the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent.

Computer Science - Health - 14.03.2017
Is Reliable Artificial Intelligence Possible?
Is Reliable Artificial Intelligence Possible?
In the quest for reliable artificial intelligence, EPFL scientist Marcel Salathé argues that AI technology should be openly available.

Computer Science - Innovation - 08.03.2017
An insight into the workplace of tomorrow
An insight into the workplace of tomorrow
Could we soon be working alongside robots' Treffpunkt Science City will focus on this and other questions at the Experience Sundays dedicated to "Working in the World 4.0".

Innovation - Computer Science - 25.02.2017
Federal Councillor Berset visits the Disney lab
Federal Councillor Berset visits the Disney lab
Federal Councillor Alain Berset was invited by Lino Guzzella to visit ETH Zurich on Friday. Berset seemed very impressed by what he saw at the Disney Research Zurich research laboratory.

Computer Science - Innovation - 21.02.2017
Informatics, innovation and ethics: 36 research projects explore big data
The SNSF is launching the National Research Programme ‘Big Data', which aims to develop novel methods of information analysis, to create specific applications and to suggest solutions to the ethical and legal challenges posed by big data. Several billion gigabytes of data are created each day.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 17.02.2017
Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait
Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait
Researchers at EPFL and UNIL have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits - less efficient for robots - are used by real insects since they have adhesive pads to walk in three dimensions. The results provide novel approaches for roboticists and new information to biologists.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.02.2017
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
EPFL hosted the first OpenFood Hackdays this past Friday and Saturday. The event attracted 110 participants, whose goal was to brainstorm technological solutions to food-related challenges.

Computer Science - 06.02.2017
Switzerland Launches a National Center for Data Science
Switzerland Launches a National Center for Data Science
Switzerland is creating a National Center for Data Science to foster innovation in data science, multidisciplinary research and open science.

Music - Computer Science - 02.02.2017
Crowd mapping Canton of Geneva's soundscape
Crowd mapping Canton of Geneva's soundscape
EPFL is asking Android users who visit or live in Canton of Geneva to record the sounds around them with a special app.

Music - Computer Science - 02.02.2017
Crowd Mapping Geneva Canton's Soundscape
Crowd Mapping Geneva Canton's Soundscape
EPFL is asking Android users who visit or live in Geneva Canton to record the sounds around them with a special app.

Computer Science - 26.01.2017
‘We need a decentralisation of the Internet'
‘We need a decentralisation of the Internet’
Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, has had a substantial impact on our lives. While his invention was a resounding success and the Internet has developed unexpectedly fast, he is anything but satisfied with today's situation.

Innovation - Computer Science - 17.01.2017
Work in the year 2050
Work in the year 2050
How will digitalisation, artificial intelligence and robotics change the world of work? This question was discussed by numerous experts from business and academia at the ‘Global Talent Summit' before an audience of more than 300 in the Audi Max room at ETH Zurich.

Innovation - Computer Science - 23.12.2016
A world record followed by a world premiere
A world record followed by a world premiere
A new world record for acceleration, a timber roof built by construction robots, and a unique competition for people with disabilities: in 2016, research and campus life at ETH Zurich were dominated by innovation and premieres.

Health - Computer Science - 07.12.2016
Virtual Reality in Medicine: New Opportunities for Diagnostics and Surgical Planning
Virtual Reality in Medicine: New Opportunities for Diagnostics and Surgical Planning
Before an operation, surgeons have to obtain the most precise image possible of the anatomical structures of the part of the body undergoing surgery.

Computer Science - Health - 22.11.2016
Food data at your fingertips
Food data at your fingertips
EPFL is launching openfood.ch, a website that provides the public with data on more than 14,000 food products sold in Switzerland.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.11.2016
Robotic encounters
Visitors are flocking to Treffpunkt Science City. Around 3,600 captivated visitors attended the Sunday Special ‘Die Roboter sind los' (Robots on the loose) to see ETH Zurich's various robotics projects in action.

Innovation - Computer Science - 26.10.2016
Welcome to the World 4.0!
Welcome to the World 4.0!
Self-driving cars, talking robots and intelligent houses: the autumn edition of the Treffpunkt Science City series begins next Sunday and will focus on everyday life in the World 4.0.

Environment - Computer Science - 19.10.2016
Collaboration has never been as close as it is today?
Collaboration has never been as close as it is today?
This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25 th anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start.

Pharmacology - Computer Science - 13.10.2016

Computer Science - Health - 04.10.2016
PlantVillage: A deep-learning app diagnoses crop diseases
PlantVillage: A deep-learning app diagnoses crop diseases
Scientists at EPFL and Penn State have trained a computer-learning algorithm to identify crop diseases with extremely high accuracy.

Physics - Computer Science - 21.09.2016
Artificial Intelligence Helps in the Discovery of New Materials
Artificial Intelligence Helps in the Discovery of New Materials
With the help of artificial intelligence, chemists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have computed the characteristics of about two million crystals made up of four chemical elements. The researchers were able to identify 90 previously unknown thermodynamically stable crystals that can be regarded as new materials.

Physics - Computer Science - 18.07.2016
A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing
A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing
One day, quantum computers will perform rapid calculations and solve complex tasks for us. However, there are a few hurdles to overcome along the way.

Computer Science - 31.05.2016
In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-drawn Sketch Is all it Takes
In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-drawn Sketch Is all it Takes
Computer scientists at the University of Basel have developed a new method for conducting image and video database searches based on hand-drawn sketches. The user draws a sketch on a tablet or interactive paper, and the system searches for a matching image in the database. The new method is free to access for researchers.

Innovation - Computer Science - 20.05.2016
"Switzerland can and should develop a neutral virtual space"
20.05.16 - The first Swiss Cyber Risk Research Conference, being held today at EPFL, brings together Swiss and international IT security specialists.