wire - news in brief

« BACK

Computer Science



Results 1 - 50 of 327.
1 2 3 4 5 7 Next »


Computer Science - 09.05.2022
Using the matrix to help Meta gear up
Just 12-months after it was created, in December 2004, 1-million people were active on Facebook. As of December 2021 it had an average 1.93 billion daily active users.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 22.04.2022
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Researchers at EPFL have made strides in computer-aided animal tracking by expanding their software, DeepLabCut, to offer high-performance tracking of multiple animals in videos. The ability to capture the behavior of animals is critical for neuroscience, ecology, and many other fields. Cameras are ideal for capturing fine-grained behavior, but developing computer vision techniques to extract the animal's behavior is challenging even though this seems effortless for our own visual system.

Environment - Computer Science - 20.04.2022
App helps with difficult decisions
App helps with difficult decisions
"ValueDecisions" is the name of the new tool developed by Judit Lienert and her research group, which deals with decision analysis at the aquatic research institute Eawag. The web app relieves users of the complicated programming work that was previously required for professional decision-making.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 14.04.2022
How to compete with robots
How to compete with robots
Swiss roboticists and economists from EPFL and University of Lausanne developed a method for estimating the probability of jobs being automated by future intelligent robots and suggesting career transitions with lower risks and minimal retraining effort. When it comes to the future of intelligent robots, the first question people ask is often: how many jobs will they make disappear?

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.04.2022

Computer Science - 11.04.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 05.04.2022
Reducing food insecurity in Nigeria
Reducing food insecurity in Nigeria
Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) launched a data-science driven mobile app that aims to minimize the loss of food production and lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling access to cooling facilities and allowing smallholder farmers to monitor the shelf-life of their produce.

Computer Science - Environment - 04.04.2022
Gliding to Greater Sustainability
Gliding to Greater Sustainability
Imagine designing a robotic glider able to accelerate to 800km per hour using only the wind at its back. Combining passion with work, EPFL Professor Pascal Fua is leading research to develop the required capabilities, with important implications for sustainability. Head of EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory (CV) in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences and a passionate gliding enthusiast, Pascal Fua always wanted to fly.

Chemistry - Computer Science - 04.04.2022
Chemical data management: an open way forward
Chemical data management: an open way forward
Writing , three scientists propose an open platform for managing the vast amounts of diverse data produced in chemical research. Based on principles of accessibility, collaboration and efficiency, the proposed platform could be spearheaded by EPFL. One of the most challenging aspects of modern chemistry is managing data.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 29.03.2022
Developing a crowd-friendly robotic wheelchair
Developing a crowd-friendly robotic wheelchair
Robotic wheelchairs may soon be able to move through crowds smoothly and safely. As part of CrowdBot, an project, researchers are exploring the technical, ethical and safety issues related to this kind of technology. The aim of the project is to eventually help the disabled get around more easily. Shoppers at Lausanne's weekly outdoor market may have come across one of EPFL's inventions in the past few weeks - a newfangled device that's part wheelchair, part robot.

Computer Science - Campus - 08.03.2022

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.02.2022
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
EPFL startup SwissInspect has developed a novel bridge-inspection system that combines structural engineering with drone technology, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
'Planet Digital': Digital research and design join forces
’Planet Digital’: Digital research and design join forces
Self-learning algorithms, rare earths, and robots bestowing blessings: In the exhibition "Planet Digital", mounted by the University of Zurich and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, innovative research teams meet up with creative minds from the fields of design and art.

Transport - Computer Science - 20.01.2022
Operating truck fleets with lowest possible emissions
Operating truck fleets with lowest possible emissions
The navigation software group HERE is taking over a software tool developed by Migros and Empa and making it available worldwide.

Computer Science - 11.01.2022
From Green- to Machinewashing: misleading information in the digital age
People today tend not to fall anymore for the unhealthy practice of organisations providing misleading information by about their societal and environmental responsibilities. Greenwashing techniques, which were first noticed in the 1960s, are in fact easier to identify and organisations are urged to 'come clean'.

Computer Science - 21.12.2021
Mind-controlled robots now one step closer
Mind-controlled robots now one step closer
Two EPFL research groups teamed up to develop a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 10.12.2021
Fast information processing with slow neurons
Bernese researchers have developed a theory that shows how the brain can efficiently learn extremely fast sequences of sensory stimuli.

Computer Science - Campus - 24.11.2021

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.11.2021
Digital twins give fresh insight into the world around us
Digital twins are computer-based models of an object or even a human organ, and the technology behind them is advancing at a rapid pace.

Computer Science - Innovation - 09.11.2021
Achieving razor-sharp vision in the metaverse
Thanks to the enhanced light-field technology developed by EPFL spin-off Creal, augmented-reality and virtual-reality images appear increasingly life-like with less strain on users' eyes.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 21.10.2021
The fickleness of fame
It's an age-old question - who lives on in a society's collective memory after they die? New EPFL research has tracked the mentions of thousands of public figures in the year following their deaths, helping to reveal who is remembered, and who is not, after they are gone. Cleopatra, Genghis Khan and Elvis are just a few historical figures that make up an elite group of people who live on in our history books and collective memory.

Innovation - Computer Science - 20.10.2021

Computer Science - 14.10.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 12.10.2021
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds - in real-time - a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.10.2021
Using data science to combat poverty
Using data science to combat poverty
In January 2021, Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) were among the winners of the prestigious Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge by data.org, a platform for partnerships committed to build the field of data science for social impact.

Computer Science - Health - 29.09.2021
Wyss Center announces CE mark for its brain data visualization software, Epios Cloud
The cloud-based platform enables long-term brain monitoring towards personalized treatment Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center announced today the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark Class I medical device for its Epios Cloud software.

Physics - Computer Science - 28.09.2021
'It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.'
’It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.’
Could quantum technologies really be the next gold rush? ETH Vice President Vanessa Wood and quantum researcher Andreas Wallraff discuss how close we are to putting quantum promises into practice.

Art and Design - Computer Science - 17.09.2021
When art and technology create authentic copies
When art and technology create authentic copies
From 17 September 2021, EPFL Pavilions will host an exceptional exhibition, "Deep Fakes: Art and Its Double".

Physics - Computer Science - 31.08.2021
EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering
EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering
EPFL's new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center) , headed by Prof. Vincenzo Savona, will establish and promote programs for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation in the fields of quantum science and engineering.

Computer Science - Sport - 30.08.2021
Software that helps us increase our mental strength
Software that helps us increase our mental strength
Which mental state do we need to be in to perform at our best? ETH Pioneer Fellow Marc Bächinger is working with Sarah Meissner to come up with the answer.

Event - Computer Science - 29.08.2021

Environment - Computer Science - 06.08.2021
New high-resolution models merge weather and climate
New high-resolution models merge weather and climate
Torrential rain and flooding have dominated the weather over the past few weeks.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 02.08.2021

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 30.07.2021
How will machine learning change science?
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS - For millennia scientists have manually combed through data in a bid to find meaningful patterns to solve complex problems.

Computer Science - 12.07.2021
Midgard - a paradigm shift in data center technology
Researchers have pioneered an innovative approach to implementing virtual memory in data centers, which will greatly increase server efficiency.

Computer Science - 01.07.2021
’Trustworthy AI requires interdisciplinary collaboration’
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key technologies for science, business, and society - but how transparent are their decisions?

Computer Science - Physics - 01.07.2021
New research division at PSI points to the future of data
New research division at PSI points to the future of data
The Paul Scherrer Institute, in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL, is establishing a new research division: Scientific Computing, Theory, and Data.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.06.2021

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 29.06.2021
Robots for comfort and counsel
Robots for comfort and counsel
From robots that offer solace to algorithms that help judges make fact-based decisions, robotics and machine learning are entering new domains that were once the preserve of humans. Five years ago, while studying in Pennsylvania for a Master's degree in robotics, Alexis E. Block was asked to choose a topic for her thesis.

Computer Science - Campus - 16.06.2021
New Imaging Center Pools the Know-How of Five EPFL Schools
New Imaging Center Pools the Know-How of Five EPFL Schools
EPFL has just opened a new imaging center to serve as a hub for state-of-the-art technology in imaging systems.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.06.2021
Artificial intelligence speeds land-use classification
Artificial intelligence speeds land-use classification
An EPFL Master's student has shown that artificial intelligence can be used to further automate the process of land-use classification in Switzerland, especially for rare and complicated land categories that until now have been classified manually.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 11.06.2021
How ETH students established the first all-female Olympiad in Informatics
How ETH students established the first all-female Olympiad in Informatics
Next week, the first European Girls' Olympiad in Informatics will take place in Zurich. The competition, which will have around 160 participants from 43 countries, is being organised by ETH students, who also came up with the original idea and are the driving force behind the event.

Computer Science - Campus - 10.06.2021
1 2 3 4 5 7 Next »