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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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 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 / Technology - 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

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 21.06.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - 15.06.2018
CENTAUR sewer control system is
CENTAUR sewer control system is "Most Innovative New Technology of the Year"
The CENTAUR sewer control system has been recognized as the 'Most Innovative New Technology of the Year' at the 2018 Water Industry Awards in England.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 29.05.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 18.04.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 22.03.2018
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 01.03.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 01.03.2018
International Film Festival to Focus on "Faces of (In)Equality,” March 22-April 8
Strip District firm is industry leader in training employees to prevent cyber attacks Proofpoint Inc.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 01.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 01.03.2018
Tartans Go to the Theater in Second Act of Athletics-Drama Collaboration
NSF awards $10 million to researchers at five universities Carnegie Mellon University is part of a five-year, $10 million program sponsored by the National Science Foundation to develop a new type of camera that peers deep beneath the skin to help diagnose and monitor a wide variety of health conditions.

Computer Science / Telecom - History / Archeology - 28.02.2018
Acetylcholine Wakes Silent Neural Network by Targeting Nicotine Receptors
Crucial World War II encryption devices have found a home at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries thanks to the generosity of author Pamela McCorduck, wife of the late Computer Science Department Head Joseph Traub.

Electroengineering - Computer Science / Telecom - 23.02.2018

History / Archeology - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.02.2018
Time Machine in the running to become a FET Flagship
Time Machine in the running to become a FET Flagship
2018 will be a pivotal year for the Venice Time Machine project.

Architecture - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.01.2018
Insulating with microscopic bubbles
Insulating with microscopic bubbles
Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs - but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 11.01.2018
Blue Brain Nexus: an open-source tool for data-driven science
Knowledge sharing is an important driving force behind scientific progress. In an open-science approach, EPFL's Blue Brain Project has created and open sourced Blue Brain Nexus that allows the building of data integration platforms.

Careers / Employment - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.01.2018
Algorithm increases employment opportunities for refugees
A data-driven approach could help increase employment levels for asylum seekers in Switzerland from 15 to 26 percent.

Computer Science / Telecom - Medicine / Pharmacology - 28.12.2017
Looking back at 2017 (2/2)
Looking back at 2017 (2/2)
A dazzling victory at the Solar Decathlon, artificial intelligence generating melodies, virtual reality to reduce phantom pain, a robot-fish spy, 12 million francs for a Center of Artificial Muscles... Some of the EPFL's research and milestones that marked the year 2017.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.12.2017
Using artificial intelligence to advance personalized medicine
Opened less than a year ago, the Swiss Data Science Center - a joint initiative between EPFL and ETH Zurich - has already launched eight research projects in fields ranging from personalized medicine and environmental protection to open science. Each project brings together experts from several disciplines to join forces in tackling some of society's biggest challenges.

Computer Science / Telecom - 21.11.2017

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 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 / Forensics - Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - 21.09.2017

Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

Physics / Materials Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.09.2017
High-speed Quantum Memory for Photons
High-speed Quantum Memory for Photons
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer.

Computer Science / Telecom - 04.09.2017

Business / Economics - Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

Electroengineering - Computer Science / Telecom - 29.08.2017

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - Mathematics - 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 / Telecom - Art and Design - 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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 19.07.2017
Smart walk assist improves rehabilitation
A mobile harness suspended from the ceiling is now equipped with intelligent motion analysis for tailored walking rehabilitation in people suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological disorders affecting gait.

Computer Science / Telecom - Medicine / Pharmacology - 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 / Telecom - Life Sciences - 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 / Telecom - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 27.06.2017
More security in cyberspace
More security in cyberspace
At yesterday's Cyber Risks Summit at ETH Zurich, international experts discussed and presented the latest scientific and technological approaches for effectively protecting society from the dangers of cyberspace.

Computer Science / Telecom - Event - 22.06.2017

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - Electroengineering - 19.06.2017

Computer Science / Telecom - 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.
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