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Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.11.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 27.10.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 20.09.2019
EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes
EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes
Deepfakes - or fake videos produced to look real through the use of artificial intelligence - pose a growing challenge.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.09.2019
Prestigious grant to use Artificial Intelligence for improved glucose control
Prestigious grant to use Artificial Intelligence for improved glucose control
The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of Bern is the recipient of a grant from JDRF, the leading global funder for type 1 diabetes research.

Computer Science / Telecom - 13.09.2019

Earth Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 11.09.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 11.09.2019
A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control
EPFL scientists have successfully tested new neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users' voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control for neuroprosthetic technologies.  EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands - in particular for amputees - that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation.

Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 10.09.2019
Three Ways to Cultivate Talents like David Yenicelik
Three Ways to Cultivate Talents like David Yenicelik
Universities play an increasingly important role in society creating an environment where talents, like graduate student David Yenicelik, thrive.

Computer Science / Telecom - 03.09.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 02.09.2019

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 30.08.2019
New amphipod species discovered
New amphipod species discovered
Until a few years ago, experts in Switzerland spoke of around 20 species. Now a major project by Eawag, the University of Zurich, the Swiss Centre for the Cartography of the Fauna (CSCF) and the Swiss Entomological Society (SEG) has researched over 40 clearly different species.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 29.08.2019
Quantum computers and the future of computation
Are there limits to what computers are actually able to compute, and do quantum computers really solve more problems than conventional computers' Computer scientist Scott Aaronson will discuss these kinds of fundamental questions during the Paul Bernays Lectures 2019. In 2007, something unusual happened: an ad spot ran on Australian TV that involved two models in a dressing room discussing quantum mechanics.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 23.08.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 22.08.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 08.08.2019
Self healing robots that
Self healing robots that "feel pain"
Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and Empa will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer SupraPolix on the next generation of robots: (soft) robots that 'feel pain' and heal themselves.

Music - Computer Science / Telecom - 30.07.2019
A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan
A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan
(Summer Series): Mathieu Clavel, a master's student in the College of Humanities (CDH) Digital Humanities Institute, is bringing musical heritage from Afghanistan to life using tools from data science and virtual reality.

Computer Science / Telecom - 25.07.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 08.07.2019
The math of detecting communities
The math of detecting communities
Emmanuel Abbé is the new Chair of Mathematical Data Science at EPFL. His work answers fundamental questions in machine learning and information theory, and in particular on community detection. Sociologists study the patterns of everyday social interactions and relationships by structuring society in a network.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 04.06.2019
EPFL hosts first Swiss edition of youth cryptography competition
EPFL hosts first Swiss edition of youth cryptography competition
On May 28, the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) and Science Outreach Department (SPS) organized the final of the first Swiss edition of the Alkindi Competition, where more than 40 secondary school students from across the country put their code-cracking skills to the test.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.05.2019

Materials Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.04.2019
"If we don’t seize this opportunity, others surely will"
Empa CEO Gian-Luca Bona on the opportunities and risks of digitalization - and the question as to how a materials research institute needs to gear itself up for this future.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.04.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 20.03.2019
Researchers flag global hardware security vulnerability
Researchers have identified a widespread computer security vulnerability affecting laptop, desktop and server hardware. Last year, the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities made headlines when it was discovered that they affect the Intel central processing units (CPUs) in most laptop and desktop computers and servers.

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 19.03.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 19.03.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - History / Archeology - 12.02.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.01.2019
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.12.2018
"Data protection policies that seem clear are often ambiguous"
A new EU regulation that went into effect in May has prompted consumers to pay more attention to how websites use the personal data they collect. With Polisis, an AI-based program developed at EPFL, consumers can get quick, easy-to-read summaries of websites' data protection policies. And the program is becoming highly popular - EPFL's Technology Transfer Office has received numerous license requests.

Computer Science / Telecom - Career - 30.11.2018
EPFL delivers Switzerland's first Certificates of Open Studies
EPFL delivers Switzerland's first Certificates of Open Studies
Last fall, EPFL introduced a new continuing education program whereby participants earn a Certificate of Open Studies (COS) - the only one of its kind in Switzerland. The first COSs were handed out at a ceremony this past Thursday. Switzerland's very first Certificates of Open Studies (COSs) were handed out this past Thursday at a ceremony at EPFL.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.10.2018
Modifying a virtual environment in just a few clicks
Creating and modifying a virtual reality environment just got a lot easier thanks to software being released today by Imverse, an EPFL spin-off.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 11.10.2018
Scientists head to Antarctica to study snow and icecaps
Scientists head to Antarctica to study snow and icecaps
EPFL scientists will soon be heading off to Antarctica, where they will spend four months collecting reams of meteorological data at Australia's Davis research station.

Computer Science / Telecom - Pedagogy - 10.10.2018

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.10.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 19.09.2018
A tool for visualizing academic synergies
A tool for visualizing academic synergies
The Affinity Map showing cross-laboratory collaboration among faculty at EPFL's School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) is now available to the general public. One of its creators will soon be heading off to MIT on a grant to expand his idea to a global scale. Scientists around the world are excited about the new possibilities being offered by advanced data collection and processing methods.

Computer Science / Telecom - 22.08.2018
Blurring the lines between virtual and reality
Summer series - EPFL computer science student Hugo Hueber has developed a virtual reality game that can be used in any environment, allowing for the same level of interaction with virtual 3D objects as with a real table, for example.

Career - Computer Science / Telecom - 09.08.2018
Four Million Euros Awarded to Three UZH Researchers
Three scientists of the University of Zurich have been awarded the EU's coveted ERC Starting Grants.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.07.2018
The pros and cons of artificial intelligence
AI is set to trigger a major transformation in society. As soon as algorithms influence our voting habits or design school curricula, it is up to politics to limit the damage. A new study on the opportunities and risks of AI is now being conducted on behalf of TA-Swiss. Artificial intelligence (AI) is not just about the irritatingly charming face of a "humanoid robot" gazing inquisitively at us.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 12.07.2018
Artificial intelligence helps design an ultra-aerodynamic bike
Thanks to software developed by Neural Concept, an EPFL spin-off, bicycle engineers can quickly calculate the most aerodynamic shape for a bike. The software - which is being presented in Stockholm today at the International Conference on Machine Learning - applies artificial intelligence to a set of user-defined specifications.

Computer Science / Telecom - 05.07.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 29.06.2018
EPFL uses blockchain technology to secure e-voting systems
EPFL uses blockchain technology to secure e-voting systems
An e-voting system based on blockchain technology has just been tested at EPFL. The system serves as a digital guarantee, ensuring that competing sides have faith in the voting process. This open-source technology will soon be available on the Center for Digital Trust's software platform. E-voting is becoming increasingly popular both in Switzerland and further afield.
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