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Ten Swiss Joint Research Center Projects Launch at Workshop

Researchers from EPFL, ETH Zurich and Microsoft Research – all partners of the Swiss Joint Research Center (Swiss JRC) – assembled for a workshop at the UK-based Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab in February. During the workshop, the researchers presented the 10 projects selected for funding by the Swiss JRC steering committee. The selection was made on the basis of ...

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Effects as Implicit Capabilities Project Receives Funding

A project aiming to investigate an approach to effect checking that is fundamentally different from previous research is to receive funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation. To understand a program that makes use of effects – the interaction of a procedure with its environment in a way that goes beyond just taking arguments and producing a result – its ...

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Funding Awarded to Big Data Programming Language Abstractions Research

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is to fund a project to research ways to better express and export fundamental programming abstractions used in the interfaces between databases and programming languages. Scala is the programming language of choice for many of the most popular and innovative big data frameworks and is used by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide. A ...

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Swiss Radio and TV Station RTS 1 Hosts Rachid Guerraoui

Swiss RTS 1  Rachid Guerraoui appeared in Swiss TV RTS 1 CFQD program to discuss about algorithms. The program, which is in French, can be found below. [audio mp3=""][/audio]   ...

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EPFL’s Operating Systems Laboratory (LABOS) Receives Grant For Big Data Project

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded a grant to a big data project at EPFL’s Operating Systems Laboratory (LABOS). Entitled “Building Flexible Large-Graph Processing Systems on Commodity Hardware”, the project aims to advance the state of the art in graph processing. A great variety of information is naturally encoded as graphs. Large graphs are present in social networks ...

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Applied Machine Learning Project Receives Funding From Swiss National Science Foundation

EPFL’s Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems (LIONS), led by Volkan Cevher, is to receive funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for its research project “Theory and Methods for Accurate and Scalable Learning Machines” The project focuses on applying machine learning – the ability of computers to learn from data – to the design of the next generation ...

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Jason Parker Wins 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award

A two-part paper by Jason Parker from Volkan Cevher’s Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems (LIONS) at EPFL has won the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. The papers, “Bilinear Generalized Approximate Message Passing – Part I: Derivation" and “Bilinear Generalized Approximate Message Passing – Part II: Applications”, were published in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and ...

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EPFL Lab Develops ByzCoin to Accelerate Bitcoin Transactions

EPFL’s Decentralized and Distributed Systems Laboratory under Bryan Ford has developed an innovative and effective solution to counter delays, inconsistencies and attacks encountered by users of the increasingly popular virtual currency Bitcoin. Dubbed ByzCoin, the solution is inspired by protocols such as Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT). It is based on the idea that an active group of Bitcoin ...

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Baris Kasikci Receives Award for PhD Thesis

Baris Kasikci has received the Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize 2016 for his PhD thesis Techniques for Detection, Root Cause Diagnosis, and Classification of In-Production Concurrency Bugs Concurrency bugs are at the heart of some of the worst software bugs. They can slow down software development by weeks or even months, as they are difficult to identify and fix. Baris’ ...

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David Kozhaya Wins Best Presentation Award

Doctoral student David Kozhaya received the Best Presentation Award at the IEEE International Real-Time System Symposium in Portugal in December 2016. David’s presentation was based on his paper “Right On Time Distributed Shared Memory”, which he co-authored with Rachid Guerraoui – who heads the Distributed Programming Laboratory – and ABB corporate researcher Yvonne-Anne Pignolet-Oswald. The paper explores the construction of a ...

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