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Innovation - Computer Science - 16.12.2015
Swisscom and EPFL partner in the digital revolution
16. Be it in the world of work or in our daily routines, the digital revolution is in the process of transforming our way of life and our economy in a fundamental and lasting way.

Computer Science - 30.11.2015
Worldwide glacier information system to go
Worldwide glacier information system to go
A new «wgms Glacier App» of the World Glacier Monitoring Service shows how glaciers have evolved around the globe.

Computer Science - Health - 24.11.2015
Smartphones to battle crop disease
Smartphones to battle crop disease
24. EPFL and Penn State University are releasing an unprecedented 50,000 open-access photos of plant diseases.

Computer Science - 16.11.2015
A program that captions your photos
16. Researchers have come up with a system capable of automatically captioning photos, including with sentences it was not taught.

Computer Science - Event - 16.11.2015

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 05.11.2015
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
05. They fly, crawl, swim or sift through rubble after a disaster: robots from all across Switzerland were brought to EPFL on Wednesday for the first ever Swiss Robotics Industry Day (video report).

Health - Computer Science - 29.10.2015
When false alarms pollute intensive care
When false alarms pollute intensive care
29. Two EPFL doctoral students created algorithms capable of eliminating false alarms that pollute intensive care units.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 21.10.2015
Using applied mathematics to track down counterfeits
Using applied mathematics to track down counterfeits
At this year's Pauli Lectures, mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies will offer an insight into her research on wavelets and digital signal processing.

Computer Science - 19.10.2015
Ensuring digital information does not get lost
Ensuring digital information does not get lost
Today ETH Zurich is launching its IT Security Initiative under the slogan, "Protect your Brainwork".

Computer Science - Innovation - 13.10.2015
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor and head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Monday.

Computer Science - Physics - 09.10.2015
Using optical fibre to generate a two-micron laser
Using optical fibre to generate a two-micron laser
09. Lasers with a wavelength of two microns could move the boundaries of surgery and molecule detection.

Computer Science - 28.08.2015
An app to steer clear of Kenya's road hazards
An app to steer clear of Kenya's road hazards
28. Driving in Nairobi is often akin to navigating an obstacle course. Residents can now do something about it thanks to an app developed with EPFL.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 12.08.2015
An insect eye for drones
An insect eye for drones
12. Inspired by the compound eyes of fruit flies, a team of researchers from EPFL has developed an artificial eye that allows robots to detect and avoid obstacles.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.03.2015
Learning like machines
Neurobiologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have shown that neurons critical for learning can be divided into two subpopulations with different functions. Almost as if learning processes in the brain mimicked machine learning, one subpopulation is responsible for collecting a broad range of potentially relevant information, while the second subsequently helps to consolidate a successful strategy.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 25.01.2015
Neuroscience to Benefit from Hybrid Supercomputer Memory
Neuroscience to Benefit from Hybrid Supercomputer Memory
To handle large amounts of data from detailed brain models, IBM, EPFL, and ETH Zürich are collaborating on a new hybrid memory strategy for supercomputers.

Health - Computer Science - 28.12.2014
2014 - Science That Made Headlines (2)
2014 - Science That Made Headlines (2)
This year a great deal of research done at EPFL made the headlines in newspapers. Here are a few that marked the months of May to August.

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.12.2014
"JPEG changed our world"
JPEG is the image format we use the most in the world, be it in our computers, smartphones or digital cameras.

Physics - Computer Science - 20.11.2014
CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments
Geneva, 20 November 2014. CERN launched today its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments will for the first time be made openly available to all.

Sport - Computer Science - 28.05.2014
Statistics that Help Win a Match
A tracking system for athletes, currently used by the Montreux Volley Masters, provides real-time statistics during the game on players and the ball.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 21.05.2014
Robots transform into furniture at EPFL
EPFL scientists are creating futuristic furniture that can move around and autonomously change its shape.

Computer Science - 20.05.2014
Researchers crack unassailable encryption algorithm in two hours
A protocol based on "discrete logarithms", deemed as one of the candidates for the Internet's future security systems, was decrypted by EPFL researchers. Allegedly tamper-proof, it could only stand up to the school machines' decryption attempts for two hours. Without cryptography, no one would dare to type their credit card number on the Internet.

Computer Science - Campus - 17.01.2014
Working with Matlab becomes easier
Working with Matlab becomes easier
ETH Zurich now has a campus-wide licence for the programming language Matlab. Students and researchers can download this much-used software onto their own PCs. Matlab is a programming language for technical calculations that allows students and researchers to solve mathematical problems from science and technology numerically.

Physics - Computer Science - 13.06.2013
CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics inaugurate CERN data centre’s extension in Budapest, Hungary
Geneva 13 June 2013. CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics 2 today inaugurated the Hungarian data centre in Budapest, marking the completion of the facility hosting the extension for CERN computing resources.

Computer Science - Innovation - 23.08.2012
The future of programming is Scala
Typesafe, a company created just a year ago at EPFL and headquartered in the Science Park, has raised $14 million to commercialize a new programming language called Scala.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 27.07.2012
A market leader in civilian drones joins senseFly and Pix4D
The French company Parrot, world leader in wireless peripherals for mobile phones and already in the market for consumer drones, acquired for 5 million Swiss Francs a majority share in senseFly, a start-up from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 09.07.2012

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 15.06.2012
The robot that always lands on its feet
While it's exploring confined, dangerous or cluttered zones, the flying robot "Airburr" isn't fazed by crashes or falls.

Innovation - Computer Science - 09.05.2012
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science Geneva, 9 May 2012. The fourth phase of CERN openlab was officially launched during a meeting of its board of sponsors taking place at CERN 1 on 8 and 9 May.

Computer Science - 18.04.2012
LTS2 Paper Accepted to ICIP 2012
LTS2 Paper Accepted to ICIP 2012
The paper Plenoptic Spherical Sampling has been accepted for presentation at 19th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) The paper presents a novel sampling scheme that permits an efficient representation of the 4D light field in free space.

Computer Science - 09.03.2012
Automated Software Synthesis
Automated Software Synthesis
A new method to automatically generate computer software components that are guaranteed to behave correctly. Researchers at EPFL discovered a new method to automatically generate computer software components that are guaranteed to behave correctly. Among the benefits of this line of research is making software development easier and making our computing infrastructure less vulnerable to crashes and hangs.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 01.03.2012
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing Geneva, 1 March 2012. Today a consortium of leading IT providers and three of Europe's biggest research centres (CERN 1 , EMBL 2 and ESA 3 ) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform.

Computer Science - 15.02.2012
A new book on
A new book on "Remote Sensing Image Processing"
The book "Remote Sensing Image Processing", edited by Gustavo Camps-Valls (Universitat de València), Devis Tuia ( LASIG laboratory), Luis Gómez-Chova, Sandra Jiménez and Jesús Malo, is now available at Morgan and Claypool publishers. The book deals with Earth observation, which is the field of science concerned with the problem of monitoring and modeling the processes on the Earth surface and their interaction with the atmosphere.

Computer Science - Innovation - 18.01.2012
3 new IC Professors elevated to IEEE Fellows in 2012
3 new IC Professors elevated to IEEE Fellows in 2012
Babak Falsafi, Pascal Fua and Emre Telatar have been elevated to IEEE Fellows this year. This brings the number of IC professors who are IEEE Fellows to ten, a quarter of the faculty.

Computer Science - 01.01.2012

Computer Science - Health - 13.12.2011
Pen and Paper Computing: an old technology in a modern world
A talk by Nadir Weibel from the University of California San Diego Monday January 30th 2012, Room RLC D1 761 Access to information is one of the most crucial aspects of everyday life.

Computer Science - 09.12.2011
Human-Computer Interaction with a Different Touch
Talk by Hans Gellersen December 15th, 15:15, Room BC410 Touch input and two-handed interaction were intensively studied in the mid 80's but it's taken 20 years for these ideas to emerge in the mainstream, with the advent of multi-touch interfaces.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 28.11.2011
EPFL robots will soon appear in school classrooms
EPFL robots will soon appear in school classrooms
EPFL scientists have developed an educational robot designed to introduce children to technology in schools.

Computer Science - 24.11.2011
Marc-Antoine Nuessli Public Thesis Defence
Marc-Antoine Nuessli Public Thesis Defence
Marc-Antoine Nuessli's thesis entitled "Dual Eye-Tracking Methods for the Study of Remote Collaborative Problem Solving" on December 21th, 2011, at 17h00, room BC 410 We have the pleasure to invite you to the public defense of Marc-Antoine Nuessli's thesis entitled "Dual Eye-Tracking Methods for the Study of Remote Collaborative Problem Solving" The talk will take place at 17h00 on Dec.

Computer Science - 29.09.2011
Robots of a feather flock together
Up to ten autonomous flying robots flock like birds in a real-sky experiment. A flock of birds suddenly taking off and flying in formation, acting like one entity, is a stunning and complex communication effort.

Computer Science - 07.07.2011
CERN launches Open Hardware initiative
CERN launches Open Hardware initiative Geneva, 7 July 2011. Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN 1 has today issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.

Transport - Computer Science - 17.06.2011
Europe looks into helicopter commuting
Europe looks into helicopter commuting
A European research program is studying the feasibility of a new kind of individual transport that avoids traffic jams by taking to the skies.

Computer Science - 17.05.2011
New start-up leverages Scala a product of EPFL
New start-up leverages Scala a product of EPFL
Thanks to the raising of three million dollars, Martin Odersky has just created the company Typesafe.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 03.05.2011
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Much more than an exhibition, the Robotics Festival will enable both children and adults to better understand the technology behind these devices - of varying shapes and astonishing abilities - through touching, building and programming.

Computer Science - Innovation - 01.03.2011
Supercomputers the size of sugar cubes
Zurich, Switzerland, 1 Mar 2011—Energy consumption poses a critical challenge in the development of next-generation supercomputers and IT systems.

Computer Science - Environment - 09.06.2010
IBM and MEMSIC bring ease of use to wireless sensors
MEMSIC Adopts IBM Software to Enable Organizations to More Easily Harness Sensors and Find Patterns in Ubiquitous Data Rosemont, IL, June 9, 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a contract with MEMSIC Inc.

Law - Computer Science - 09.03.2010
15 Moore’s years. 3D chip stacking will take Moore’s Law past 2020
Zurich, Switzerland, 9 March 2010 —Some laws are made to be broken, and others are made to be followed.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 25.02.2010
IBM researchers develop energy-efficient method to analyze the quality of data at record speeds
Seattle and Zurich, 25 February 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM) Research today unveiled a breakthrough method based on a mathematical algorithm that reduces the computational complexity, costs, and energy usage for analyzing the quality of massive amounts of data by two orders of magnitude. This new method will greatly help enterprises extract and use the data more quickly and efficiently to develop more accurate and predictive models.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 18.01.2010
Wissens-Sterne pflücken
Zurich - University of Zurich Wie vermarkte ich bequeme High Heels? Welche Themen sind tabu in der Spitzenmedizin? Wer an manchen Fragen schier verzweifelt, holt sich Rat auf dem Wissensportal «Starmind» – einer Entwicklung des «Artificial Intelligence Lab» der Universität Zürich.