The digital revolution is now all-pervasive, charting breakthroughs in computing and information technology. Driving that change is a group of leading innovators across the world. Among them is David Atienza, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Embedded Systems Laboratory at the School of Engineering, EPFL. In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions to computing, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has acknowledged him as a “pioneering innovator” and a “2017 Distinguished Member.”
The widespread availability of video streaming services and the proliferation of smartphones have enabled users to do away with the need to download heavy content and thus save storage space on their devices. But the service provider—be it YouTube, Netflix, or any other—has to face serious challenges in offering a seamless experience to users. Two of the major concerns are storage space on their servers, and the resultant power consumption. Conversely, the user is confronted with challenges like bandwidth issues, unstable streaming flow, and video encoding issues. However, a solution is in the making to enhance the user experience and simultaneously minimize the worries of the service provider.
Providers of payment systems and password-protected applications use advanced computation to ensure security of their services. It is generally accepted that if large numbers are used in developing a code, it becomes extremely difficult to solve the math and break the code. In this process, computation of discrete logarithms plays a crucial part. Until recently, the record for computing a discrete logarithm was in the multiplicative group of a 596-bit prime field. However that has now been surpassed in a collaborative research between EPFL and the University of Leipzig. The team has cracked an extremely lengthy code by using complex mathematical calculations.
In April this year, researchers at EPFL’s School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) gained recognition for exemplary work in computer science. While Vasileios Trigonakis was awarded the 2017 Eurosys Roger Needham Doctoral Dissertation Award, Immanuel Trummer bagged Honorable Mention for the 2017 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award.
All our conscious decisions are focused on the extent of control exercised by the stakeholders. This applies to developing a new project, nurturing a new company, or even building communities. Traditionally, the overarching drive in such activities has been the retention of centralized authority. But times are changing, and so is the Internet, with yeomen researches on the benefits of a decentralized system. At the forefront of such researches is the work of PhD scholar and EPFL researcher Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias. His outstanding work has earned him the IBM PhD Fellowship for 2017.
In this age of online marketing, e-commerce companies have turned into mega advertisers on the Internet. They use web browsers and mobile apps as their hidden eye to target personalized offers based on browsing and buying habits of the user.
Martin Jaggi Co-chairs Applied Machine Learning Days.
Swiss Radio and TV Station RTS 1 Hosts Martin Jaggi.
2017 EcoCloud Annual Event around the Corner.
David Atienza Chairs a Successful DATE 2017 Conference.
Martin Jaggi Wins 2016 Google Faculty Research Award.
Ten Swiss Joint Research Center Projects Launch at Workshop.
Effects as Implicit Capabilities Project Receives Funding.
Funding Awarded to Big Data Programming Language Abstractions Research.
Swiss Radio and TV Station RTS 1 Hosts Rachid Guerraoui.
EPFL’s Operating Systems Laboratory (LABOS) Receives Grant for Big Data Project.
Applied Machine Learning Project Receives Funding From Swiss National Science Foundation.
Jason Parker Wins 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award.
EPFL Lab Develops ByzCoin to Accelerate Bitcoin Transactions.
Baris Kasikci Receives Award for PhD Thesis.
David Kozhaya Wins Best Presentation Award.
Georgios Chatzopoulos Wins Best Paper Award.
EcoCloud Professor Volkan Cevher Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant.
EcoCloud Professor David Atienza Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant.
EcoCloud Newsletter October 2016.
EPFL Cyber Security Startup Raises more than $2 Million in Funding.
EcoCloud Projects Receive Microsoft’s Funding.
Babak Falsafi Guest-Stars at CompuCast.
John Thome Receives the Prestigious Nusselt-Reynolds Prize.
John Thome will moderate the ITHERM 2016 Panel on Micro-Two-Phase Liquid Cooling Systems for Electronics.