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Computer Science - Microtechnics - 23.08.2019

Computer Science - Innovation - 22.08.2019

Computer Science - 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 - 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 - 25.07.2019

Computer Science - 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 - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Computer Science - 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.

Architecture - Computer Science - 23.05.2019
Nominations of EPFL professors
Nominations of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of 7 professors at EPFL.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 15.05.2019

Materials Science - Computer Science - 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 - 08.04.2019

Computer Science - 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 - Economics / Business - 19.03.2019

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 19.03.2019

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 12.02.2019

Computer Science - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Pedagogy - 10.10.2018

Innovation - Computer Science - 08.10.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Computer Science - 21.06.2018

Computer Science - Innovation - 18.04.2018

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 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 - Computer Science - 01.03.2018

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 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.

Computer Science - Health - 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.

Innovation - Computer Science - 17.12.2017
The pros and cons of artificial
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.

Health - Computer Science - 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 - 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.