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The Idiap Research Institute is part of an EU project (TeSLA) to authenticate student identity online throughout the e-assessment process

The Idiap Research Institute is part of an EU project (TeSLA) to authenticate student identity online throughout the e-assessment process Feb 08, 2016

The project TeSLA, led by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), with a length of three years and a budget of seven million euros, involves universities, quality assurance agencies, research centres and technology companies from twelve countries. In total, there will be a team of around eighty professionals and eighteen months of largescale pilot tests with the participation of over 14,000 students from Europe.

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SenseCityVity expands work in Mexico

SenseCityVity expands work in Mexico Feb 04, 2016

Collaborative research in Mexico by the Social Computing Group at Idiap engages citizens as factors of social change and expands to several cities.

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Idiap participe à la conférence publique "Cerveau & Robot"

Idiap participe à la conférence publique "Cerveau & Robot" Jan 27, 2016

Neurosciences: du laboratoire au lit du patient

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LTC 2015 Best Student Paper Award for Marzieh Razavi, Ph.D. student at Idiap/EPFL.

LTC 2015 Best Student Paper Award for Marzieh Razavi, Ph.D. student at Idiap/EPFL. Jan 25, 2016

Marzieh Razavi, Idiap/EPFL Ph.D. student was granted the LTC 2015 Best Student Paper Award for the paper entitled "Pronunciation Lexicon Development for Under-Resourced Languages Using Automatically Derived Subword Units: A Case Study on Scottish Gaelic".

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License agreement signed between Idiap & EC’s Joint Research Center to experiment BEAT platform.

License agreement signed between Idiap & EC’s Joint Research Center to experiment BEAT platform. Jan 25, 2016

The BEAT platform is an European computing e-infrastructure for Open Science proposing a solution for open access, scientific information sharing and re-use including data and source code while protecting privacy and confidentiality. It allows easy online access to experimentation and testing in computational science. The platform also provides an attestation mechanism for your reports (scientific papers, technical documents or certifications).

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Organized by Idiap: BTAS 2016 Speaker Anti-spoofing Competition

Organized by Idiap: BTAS 2016 Speaker Anti-spoofing Competition Jan 19, 2016

The Swiss Centre for Biometrics Research and Testing and the Biometric group at Idiap Research Institute organize the Speaker Anti-spoofing competition.

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How do we create standards ISO ? Answers at Idiap Research Institute in Martigny Switzerland

How do we create standards ISO ? Answers at Idiap Research Institute in Martigny Switzerland Jan 18, 2016

It is a Swiss premiere. The Idiap Research Institute in Martigny receives this week delegates from all around the world that have the task of creating the famous ISO standards. They will discuss about the standards in the domain of biometrics. The Idiap researcher Sébastien Marcel explains the procedure and the stakes of this scientific meeting.

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RTS Interview from Dr. Marcel on ISO Biometrics standards

RTS Interview from Dr. Marcel on ISO Biometrics standards Jan 14, 2016

Sébastien Marcel, head of the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing at Idiap talks about Standards in Biometrics on local media rts.ch

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The Idiap Research Institute makes available metadata and transcriptions for the mobile biometric database MOBIO Dec 18, 2015

The MOBIO database consists of bi-modal (audio and video) data taken from 152 people. The database has a female-male ratio or nearly 1:2 (100 males and 52 females) and was collected from August 2008 until July 2010 in six different sites from five different countries. This led to a diverse bi-modal database with both native and non-native English speakers.

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Idiap Video amongst the 10 finalists of the Rethink Robotics Video Challenge Dec 15, 2015

In the summer of 2015, Rethink Robotics, the worldwide leader in collaborative robotics research and education launched the Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. The Challenge was created to highlight the amazing work being done by the research and education community with the Baxter robot. The Challenge attracted more than 90 total entries from 19 countries around the globe. The video of Dr. Sylvain Calinon’s Robot Learning & Interaction group of the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny was selected amongst the 10 finalists.

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The Idiap Research Institute provides an European computing e-infrastructure for Open Science Nov 17, 2015

The BEAT platform is an European computing e-infrastructure for Open Science proposing a solution for open access, scientific information sharing and re-use including data and source code while protecting privacy and confidentiality.

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Ten-Year Impact Award to AMI Corpus Paper Nov 17, 2015

The Ten-Year Technical Impact Award of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2015 was given to Jean Carletta and the AMI team, for the paper that introduced the Augmented Multi-Party Interaction (AMI) Corpus, originally published in 2005.

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2015 IET Biometrics Premium Best Paper Award Nov 09, 2015

Idiap Biometrics group was awarded the 2015 IET Biometrics Premium Best Paper Award for the paper:

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BBC collaboration to build multilingual media monitoring system Nov 05, 2015

Keeping up to date with the latest news and trends is a key aspect of any organization with a global reach and outlook. Language Technology Producer Susanne Weber explains the journey that led to a new partnership to investigate and create a new way to monitor this wealth of content.

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The fight against identity theft Nov 04, 2015

A new research project will provide authentication and secure access to banking and other services over broadband and mobile networks by using biometric identifiers.

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Towards a Google Translate for Maya writing Nov 03, 2015

Algorithms for recognition of Maya glyphs ease the job of deciphering these complex symbols.

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Hunt down thugs via their voice Nov 02, 2015

During the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) television show CQDF, Hervé Bourlard (Director of the Idiap Research Institute) answers questions about the possibilities of voice-print verification, applied to the fight against international criminal activity.

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Revealing the mysteries of the Maya script Nov 02, 2015

Rui Hu, researcher at the Idiap Research Institute has been highlighted on EPFL MEDIA NEWS for her work on Maya script

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Social computing research on Bilan Magazine Oct 15, 2015

Research by the Social Computing Group on analysis of soft skills in job interviews was featured in Bilan, the premier Swiss business magazine.

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ICIAP 2015 Best Paper Award goes to Ilja Kuzborskij, Idiap/EPFL Ph.D. student, Francesco Orabona, and Barbara Caputo Oct 07, 2015

Ilja Kuzborskij, Idiap/EPFL Ph.D. student, Francesco Orabona (Yahoo! Labs NY), and Barbara Caputo (Idiap / University of Rome La Sapienza) receive a Best Paper Award for the paper titled "Transfer Learning through Greedy Subset Selection".

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Interspeech 2015 Best Student Paper Award for Raphael Ullmann, Ph.D. student at Idiap/EPFL Sep 18, 2015

Raphael Ullmann, Idiap/EPFL Ph.D. student was awarded a ISCA 2015 Best Student Paper Award for the paper entitled "Objective Intelligibility Assessment of Text-to-Speech Systems Through Utterance Verification"

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Dr Sebastien Marcel was invited to give a lecture at MSU Sep 15, 2015

Dr Sebastien Marcel was invited to give a lecture on Sep 14 2015 at the Lecture Series of the Computer Science and Engineering department of the Michigan State University.

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Working group meetings of ISO/IEC JTC1 Sep 03, 2015

SC 37 Biometrics January 2016

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An app to steer clear of Kenya's road hazards Aug 28, 2015

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.

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Idiap Research Institute received funding for a series of H2020 European projects amounting to a total budget of 22.4 million Euros Aug 21, 2015

In spite of difficult economic conditions, researchers are facing added pressure to perform at a top level. On top of this, the European requirements are becoming more and more complex as relations between Switzerland and the European Committee have heightened.

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BEAT tour in Brazil Aug 11, 2015

From June 22 to July 3, André Anjos from the Biometrics group and one of the main architect of the BEAT platform, was invited to present the BEAT platform an online platform for reproducible research in computational science in various institutions such as the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), the Center for Research and Development (CPqD), the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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The Biometrics group winner of the 2015 IET Biometrics Premium Best Paper Awards Aug 11, 2015

Each year the IET awards a prize to the authors of the best paper published within the last two years in each of the IET’s journals.

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EU - Euresearch ROCKIT Workshop Jul 29, 2015

In conjunction with Idiap Research Institute, the EU project Rockit has developed a first version of a research and technology transfer roadmap in multilingual and multimodal interaction.

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The Biometric group at Idiap Research Institute is releasing MSspoof, a free spoofing database for multi-spectral face recognition. Jul 17, 2015

The Multispectral-Spoof face spoofing database is a spoofing attack database build at Idiap Research institute. It contains images of real accesses recorded in VIS and NIR spectra as well as VIS and NIR spoofing attacks to VIS and NIR systems.

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The Biometric group at Idiap Research Institute is releasing AVspoof, a free spoofing database for automatic speaker verification (ASV). Jul 17, 2015

AVspoof is intended to provide stable, non-biased spoofing attacks for researchers to test both their ASV systems and anti-spoofing algorithms.

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New version of biometric tools for face and speaker recognition released Jul 17, 2015

The Biometric group at Idiap Research Institute is releasing its new version of biometric tools for face and speaker recognition, including a number of state-of-the-art preprocessing, feature extraction, machine learning algorithms, evaluation metrics and database protocols.

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Idiap's director, Prof Bourlard, co-organizer of the KITP 6 weeks workshop on "Physics of Hearing: From Neurobiology and Back" Jun 25, 2015

Prof. Hervé Bourlard is one of the co-organizer of the KITP (The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics - UC Santa Barbara) 6 weeks workshop on "Physics of Hearing: From Neurobiology and Back".

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Idiap's director, Prof H. Bourlard, elected as a member of the ACM Europe Council Jun 25, 2015

The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, http://europe.acm.org/) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society and delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

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Idiap Biometrics group participated to a Google ATAP research sprint Jun 01, 2015

The Biometrics group was chosen by Google to participate to a confidential on-invitation-only research sprint on mobile biometrics along with more than 20 experts from 16 institutions worldwide. The group was able to carry out biometrics research on a 40 Tb dataset from 1500 data subjects.

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Best student paper award for Nikhil Chacko, UCSB student, at ISBI'15 May 06, 2015

Nikhil Chacko, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering at UCSB in Michael Liebling's lab (Idiap Research Institute and UCSB), received a Best Student Paper Award (sponsored by Amazon and the IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics) at the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI'15), held 16-19 April 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

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Idiap Social Computing group featured on Canal 9 Apr 13, 2015

Coverage of the activities of the Social Computing Group on Canal 9 Valais

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EPFL Ph.D. Students Visit Idiap Mar 30, 2015

The Idiap Research Institute welcomed a group of Ph.D. students from EPFL on Friday, March 13.

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New biometric databases for palm-vein identification and anti-spoofing Mar 25, 2015

The Idiap Research Institute and Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, Switzerland, just released the VERA palm-vein and VERA spoofing palm-vein databases.

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Idiap participates in a European H2020 project concerned with the teleoperation of a bimanual underwater robot Mar 11, 2015

In 2014, Idiap – together with 6 partners – submitted the DexROV project, which was awarded a grant of several millions francs, to the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. The project was officially launched on March 1st 2015 and proposes to equip an underwater robot with two arms that will allow to manipulate tools and to repair infrastructure in the depths.

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Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition tutorial on the BEAT platform Mar 09, 2015

The Idiap research institute is organizing a tutorial on the BEAT platform during the Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2015 http://www.fg2015.org ) that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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We are pleased to announce the first EPFL-Idiap-ETH Sparsity Workshop Feb 27, 2015

The Sparsity workshop is one-day event taking place on March 25, 2015 at EPFL.

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New Idiap biometrics applications is born! Feb 13, 2015

A new prototype of mobile finger-vein sensor for portable or embedded biometrics applications is born!

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New agreement with Google ATAP for Idiap Jan 09, 2015

Idiap has signed a new research agreement with Google ATAP.

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Cracking the code of the unspoken language Oct 26, 2014

The NOVICOM project, led by Oya Aran as Marie Curie Research Fellow and Daniel Gatica-Perez as Scientist in Charge, was featured today as a Project Story on the European Commission Horizon 2020 website. Oya is currently a SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow at the Social Computing Group at Idiap.

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Idiap's project "SenseCityVity" presented at Telefonica I+D Oct 15, 2014

Daniel Gatica-Perez, co-leader of SenseCityVity, gave a talk about the project for Telefonica Research (TID) in Barcelona, Spain on October 14.

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Idiap and the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing in the Swiss Analytics Magazine Oct 06, 2014

The last release of the Swiss Analytics Magazine features Idiap and the recently launched Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing with an article presenting Biometrics research project at Idiap and the missions of the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing.

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Best Biometrics Student Paper Award to L. El Shafey, E. Khoury, and S. Marcel Oct 02, 2014

On 02 October 2014, the submitted paper by L. El Shafey, E. Khoury, and S. Marcel : "Audio-visual gender recognition in uncontrolled environment using variability modeling techniques" was awarded IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) Best Biometrics Student Paper Award at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics 2014 (IJCB, 2014 29 September - 2 October 2014 at Clearwater, Florida, USA).

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Success for Idiap researchers in spoofing a commercial finger vein device Sep 19, 2014

The video shows the importance of a secure enrolment process which must assure (i) the enrolled subject is properly authorised to use the system, and (ii) he/she uses the system in the proper manner and is not presenting a spoofed image for enrolment

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European Biometrics Research Award 2014 to Laurent El-Shafey Sep 15, 2014

On 10 September 2014 the jury of the 8th European Biometrics Research and Industry Award has selected the three laureates of the 2014 edition of this prestigious competition.

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Meet Baxter, Idiap’s new robot Sep 04, 2014

Idiap pursues its development with new scientific research groups. Recently, the institute has acquired an American robot worth CHF 30’000.-. This investment opens new perspectives, in particular thanks to the interconnection between the different domains of competencies developed in Martigny.

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Idiap ranked 1st to the NIST i-Vector challenge on Speaker Recognition Jul 31, 2014

On July 31 2014, the Idiap research institute was ranked 1st among 130+ participants to the NIST i-Vector Machine Learning challenge on Speaker Recognition (https://ivectorchallenge.nist.gov).

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New research groups at Idiap Jul 09, 2014

The Idiap Research Institute is proud to announce that 2 new researchers have recently joined the research team. Sylvain Calinon and Michael Liebling will reinforce, complement and develop the Institute’s expertise and competencies in human-robot interaction and computational bioimaging.

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Best Student Entry Award to Darshan Santani Jul 07, 2014

Darshan Santani (PhD student working with Daniel Gatica-Perez at the Social Computing Group) received the Best Student Entry Award at the Data Visualization Challenge of the ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci), in Bloomington, Indiana, Jun. 23-26, 2014.

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Fighting crime through innovation in the field of speaker identification focus of expert meeting hosted by INTERPOL Jun 16, 2014

LYON, France – Developing a Privacy by Design solution in voice biometrics to combat all forms of transnational crime was the focus of the first Speaker Identification Integrated Project (SIIP) meeting hosted by INTERPOL.

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Can Biometrics Defeat Cyberterrorists? Jun 11, 2014

At Switzerland's Idiap Research Institute, one man is on the front lines of the fight against cyberterrorism. He's an expert in biometrics. The more individual the biometric, the more difficult it is to attack.

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Biometric vein recognition under attack Jun 04, 2014

Vein recognition is a biometric that has traditionally been seen as difficult to hack or spoof, as the biometric patterns created by the vein structure in a person’s finger are hidden from view.

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The Journal "The Economist" featered an Idiap Research in Kenya on Twitter May 09, 2014

Research by the Social Computing Group at Idiap and the AfroTech Lab at EPFL was discussed in Baobab, the blog of The Economist about African politics, economics, and culture.

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SenseCityVity: Mobile sensing, urban awareness, and collective action in Mexico Mar 28, 2014

SenseCityVity is a Switzerland-Mexico collaborative project between Idiap Research Institute and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the National Center for Supercomputing of the Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (CNS-IPICYT), supported by EPFL's Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV).

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Behind the mask of biometric security Mar 18, 2014

How reliable is biometric security? Computers recognize us by our faces, voices and fingerprints, but can we trick them by pretending to be someone else? In this edition of Futuris Denis Loctier finds out just how easily this can be done.

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Kate Farrahi joins Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London Jan 27, 2014

Katayoun (Kate) Farrahi has joined the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK as a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America).

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SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship awarded to Edgar Roman-Rangel Jan 21, 2014

Edgar Roman-Rangel (former PhD student at the Social Computing Group at Idiap and EPFL, and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva) has been awarded a SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship. His project, on the area of computational archaeology, is entitled "Tepalcatl: Automatic Categorization of Potsherds". The project starts on April 1, 2014 and will be conducted at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

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Social Media: Personality Analysis in YouTube Jan 20, 2014

Research by Joan-Isaac Biel and Daniel Gatica-Perez (Social Computing Group) on analysis of Big-Five personality impressions in YouTube was featured in Computerworld.ch

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inEvent, SILVER partner for the FRESH conference in Copenhagen, 26-28 January 2014 Jan 15, 2014

FRESH is a two-day conference that refreshes conferences, meetings and events and increases their effectiveness. By introducing and demonstrating the latest tools and knowledge we provide meeting planners, meeting designers, meeting producers and meeting owners with applicable improvement. All presentations, room layouts, the venue, the staging, the processes, the food… everything is new or innovative or at least interesting enough to investigate.

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Social Computing Group joins Microsoft's development program for new Kinect 2.0 Dec 12, 2013

The Social Computing group received a prototype of the new Kinect 2.0 for Windows as part of Microsoft's Developer Kit Program.

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Samsung Research America donates smartphones for teaching and research. Nov 28, 2013

The Social Computing Group thanks Samsung Research America for donating a batch of state-of-the-art Tizen smartphones for teaching and research activities on Social Media at Idiap and EPFL.

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Idiap submission to MediaEval 2013 ranked first for the video hyperlinking task Nov 26, 2013

The Idiap NLP group has participated in the search and hyperlinking task at the MediaEval 2013 evaluation campaign. The NLP group was ranked first out of eleven participants on the hyperlinking task (finding video segments related to a given one) and third out of seven on the keyword video search task.

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Interview of Dr. Sébastien Marcel on local radio RTS (CQFD) Nov 19, 2013

Le projet "Tabula Rasa" (French only)

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inEvent team led by Idiap wins ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge on video lecture annotation and search Nov 08, 2013

The MUST-VIS system proposed by a team led by Idiap and including members of the inEvent consortium, with additional support from the IM2 Aroles project, has been declared the winner of the MediaMixer/VideoLectures.NET Grand Challenge.

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Best Paper Award at IEEE MMSP 2013. Oct 10, 2013

The paper "Alignment of Binocular-Binaural Data Using a Moving Audio-Visual Target" by Vasil Khalidov, Florence Forbes and Radu Horaud was nominated for the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Int. Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) held in Pula (Sardinia, Italy) on September 30 - October 2, 2013.

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Can Big Data Predict Events? Oct 03, 2013

Daniel Gatica-Perez interviewed by Les Echos (France) on Big Data for event prediction.

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Sébastien Marcel, head of Biometrics group at Idiap, interviewed by RTS, the Swiss radio. Sep 24, 2013

L’iPhone 5S possède un lecteur à empreintes digitales qui permettra de sécuriser l’accès au téléphone. Si cette technique est déjà présente dans d’autres objets, il s’agit du premier produit de consommation de masse à intégrer la biométrie. Mais quelle est la partie du corps qui se prête le mieux à la reconnaissance d’une personne dans la vie quotidienne?

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ISWC/Ubicomp 2013 featured in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Sep 13, 2013

The International Symposium of Wearable Computers (ISWC) and the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) were held in Zurich, September 8-12 2013, and featured by NZZ, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Social media: Switzerland writes in English Aug 12, 2013

Research by Darshan Santani and Daniel Gatica-Perez (Social Computing Group) on patterns of language use across Switzerland in Foursquare (the popular location-based social network) was featured in Computerworld.ch

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The release 1.2.0 of the Bob signal-processing and machine learning toolbox is now available Jul 25, 2013

Bob provides both efficient implementations of several machine learning algorithms as well as a framework to help researchers to publish reproducible research.

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Social computing research featured in Swiss National TV Jun 03, 2013

The collaboration between Idiap's Social Computing Group and the Institute of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Neuchatel on analysis of nonverbal behavior in job interviews was featured in Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) scientific program "Il giardino di Albert", aired on 26.05.2013.

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Best paper award for Alexandre Heili and Jean-Marc Odobez Jan 30, 2013

at the Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS), 2013.

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Emogen, winners of the IMD Startup Competition 2013 Dec 21, 2012

The venture EmoGen, participant of the ICC’2012 and new Idiap spin-off, has been selected amongst the winners of the IMD Startup Competition 2013.

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Idiap Awards 2012 Dec 21, 2012

Every year the Idiap Research Institute grants two awards to its students: the Idiap Paper Award and the Idiap Research Award.

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Best Paper Paper Award Nomination at MUM 2012 Dec 07, 2012

The paper "Checking In or Checked In: Comparing Large-Scale Manual and Automatic Location Disclosure Patterns,"

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The 2nd competition on counter measures to 2D facial spoofing attacks, Jan 14-April 8, 2013 Dec 06, 2012

Following the first competition on counter measures to 2D spoofing attacks consisting of printed photographs,The TABULA RASA project organizes a second competition for comparison of the performance of spoofing counter measures, this time on a more diverse set of spoofing attacks (photos and videos replay on iPhone and iPad). The competition will be part of the 6th International Conference of Biometrics (ICB 2013 http://atvs.ii.uam.es/icb2013/ ).

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Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks! By Sébastien Marcel Dec 05, 2012

Haking IT Security Magazine highlights Biometric technology in its issue "Hakin9 Extra Digest 11/12", on : Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2012.

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TABULA RASA Spoofing Challenge, June 4-7, 2013 Madrid Spain Dec 05, 2012

The TABULA RASA project is organizing a Spoofing Challenge and is inviting researchers to develop ingenious attack plans and to deceive various biometric authentications systems of different modalities that will be demonstrated at the 6th International Conference of Biometrics (ICB 2013 ). The most brilliant attempt, which will be decided on its spoofing success and originality, will be awarded with the "Best Spoofing Attack Award", accompanied by an incentive prize.

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Idiap and EPFL are organizing a joint Machine Learning Workshop (MLWS), Monday, Nov.19, 2012 Nov 08, 2012

The objective of this workshop is to improve the collaboration between researchers working on topics related to machine learning, from its theoretical aspects (learning theory, signal processing, compressed sensing, etc.) to applications (computer vision, speech processing, behavior analysis, etc.).

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What your phone can do: Daniel Gatica-Perez at TEDx Martigny Nov 08, 2012

Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap senior researcher, head of the social computing group, on stage at TEDx.

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Conflict detector picks the best bits in political debates Oct 05, 2012

Credit: NewScientist, 14:55 03 October 2012 by Paul Marks

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Anindya Roy: EAB Industry Award 2012 Sep 10, 2012

The 6th European Biometrics Industry Award 2012 has been given to Anindya Roy for his work conducted at the Idiap Research Institute (Switzerland) under the supervision of Sébastien Marcel and was awarded by Safran Morpho with a prize of 2,000€.

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StressSense -- SONVB research in ACM TechNews Aug 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012 The StressSense system was featured in ACM TechNews.

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SONVB research on stress detection using smartphones featured in New Scientist Aug 17, 2012

StressSense a smartphone-based method to infer stress from speech signals was featured in New Scientist magazine.

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VlogSense research featured in Spanish media Jul 10, 2012

Our research on video blogging analysis was recently discussed in radio interviews and online news:

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Multimodal Signal Processing: Human Interactions in Meetings Jun 14, 2012

A new book on multimodal signal processing for the analysis of human communication has been published by Cambridge University Press on June 7, 2012. The book was edited by Hervé Bourlard and Andrei Popescu-Belis, with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh, and five other Idiap researchers have contributed chapters to it.

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InEvent – Accessing Dynamic Networked Multimedia Events May 15, 2012

Started in November 2011, Idiap leads a 3-year European-funded research project named inEvent.

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BOB is born Apr 12, 2012

After a bit less than 2 years of intense development, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of Bob 1.0 as an open-source project.

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The LASEC lab and Idiap beat to the rhythm of a new common project Mar 29, 2012

Idiap announced the start this month of the Biometrics Evaluation and Testing (BEAT) project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with the EPFL as a full partner, through the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) of Prof. Vaudenay.

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BEAT: New FP7 project on Security coordinated by Idiap Mar 07, 2012

We are glad to announce the start this month of the Biometrics Evaluation and Testing (BEAT) project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with Sébastien Marcel as the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator at the Idiap research institute.

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Idiap signs a Memorandum of Understanding with two Indian Institutions Jan 13, 2012

In december 2011, Idiap signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati (IITG) and the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Hyderhabad, India

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Winter Workshop on Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics. Dec 12, 2011

The workshop will be held in Martigny at Idiap, Wednesday 14th of December 2011, room 106.

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New technology tracks multiple athletes at once, a collaboration EPFL-Idiap Nov 08, 2011

International sports federations would like to be able to follow the movements of individual athletes more easily during televised matches, even when they’re hidden from view. Today, EPFL’s Computer Vision Laboratory announces an innovative system that accomplishes this task and the implications go far beyond sports.

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Idiap celebrates its 20th anniversary! Sep 01, 2011

2011 is very special for our research institute as it celebrates its 20th anniversary!

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Successful scientific workshops during the "Hérisson sous gazon" festival. Jul 04, 2011

A flying scooter, strawberry sweets and a humanoid robot... those were the objects at the centre of workshops run by NCCRs "IM2", "MaNEP" and "Affective Sciences" at the "Hérisson sous gazon" festival.

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ICMI2011 - 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction May 25, 2011

The Workshop will take place in Alicante, Spain, 14-18 November 2011

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Award-winning publication for Afsaneh Asaei, Idiap research assistant. Mar 04, 2011

Afsaneh Asaei's paper was selected as the winner of the IEEE Spoken Language Processing Student Travel Grant.

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The Idiap Research Institute Introduces the 'Virtual Secretary' Feb 01, 2011

What about a system able not only to recognize who is speaking during a meeting but to understand the conversation and propose relevant documents like past reports, web pages as well as summaries and analyses of past meetings ? Artificial Intelligence and Speech Recognition specialists at Idiap are developing that smart automated assistant.

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2010 - Idiap PhD student awards Dec 03, 2010

The 2010 Idiap awards have been granted to:

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IJCB 2011 Competition on counter measures to 2D facial spoofing attacks. Nov 15, 2010

For this competition we would like to measure the performance of algorithms that act as a counter-measure to spoofing.

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TABULA RASA new EU FP7 project. Nov 11, 2010

We are glad to announce that Idiap coordinates a new EU FP7 project entitled Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks (TABULA RASA).

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New MOBIO prototype of face recognition embedded on an iPhone 4. Oct 06, 2010

Idiap researchers successfully implemented probably one of the first face recognition system on an iPhone4.

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EURESEARCH Success Story Oct 01, 2010

Euresearch the Swiss guide to European research and support for European business and innovation highlights in its recent Success Stories Newsletter the EU FP7 project MOBIO (Mobile Biometry).

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A New Hasler project called "CONTEXT" accepted Aug 11, 2010

Context modelling for object detection.

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A new Hasler project called "SESAME" accepted Aug 10, 2010

SEarching Swiss Audio MEmories

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Upcoming event, IM2 Summer Institute 2010 Aug 06, 2010

The IM2 Summer Institute 2010 will be held at the GOLFHOTEL Les Hauts de Gstaad, in Saanenmöser from September 13th to September 15th 2010.

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Advancement of women in science Aug 05, 2010

Active participation of IM2 in a festival for children

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Idiap project CODICES broadcasted on euronews.net "Archaeology Mayan script" Jun 24, 2010

Dr Daniel Gatica-Perez, (from the Idiap Research Institute, in Martigny, Switzerland): “People who are exploring ancient Maya culture – in order to try to find glyphs, they usually use catalogues and this is a classic catalogue. It’s like a telephone book. Instead of names what we have are essentially glyphs and this is a very large collection. And, essentially, if you don’t have computational means to find a glyph you don’t know or a glyph you are learning about, you probably have to parse all of these manually. And this can be time consuming.”

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Glyphes Maya, le logiciel qui a du caractère Jun 10, 2010

En 2010, Indiana Jones troquerait certainement son fouet contre un ordinateur ou un rayon laser. Depuis quelques années, grâce à un arsenal de nouvelles technologies, les archéologues ont avancé à grands pas. Dans les inventions récentes, il y a ce moteur de recherche capable de déchiffrer l’écriture maya.

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The Internet of Meetings May 04, 2010

Software created by European researchers is transforming business and education through the complete capture of the audio, video and textual record. It is the internet, for meetings.

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Web-Ifying the Real World May 04, 2010

Web-fying real life is the vision of the AMI consortium, which stands for Augmented Multiparty Interaction. The consortium is the force behind two highly successful European projects, AMI and AMIDA

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Idiap has a new robot platform -- Pippo! Apr 21, 2010

Pippo is a PeopleBot , i.e. a mobile robot able to move indoors on flat floors. It is 112 cm high and it is equipped with a gripper, a table-sensing IR's, a precise pan-tilt camera, lasers and microphones.

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rsr.ch - Impatience: Les glyphes mayas Mar 23, 2010

The Swiss National Radio broadcasted an interview of Daniel Gatica-Perez et Jean-Marc Odobez, senior researchers at Idiap, about the The Mayan GLYPHs

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Idiap project "CODICES" makes the cover page of the SNSF magazine "Horizons" Mar 02, 2010

The Swiss research magazine "Horizons" presents exciting aspects from the world of science and research. It is published four times per year. The articles are available only in French and German.

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Hervé Bourlard Guest Editor for upcoming IEEE magazine Feb 22, 2010

Hervé Bourlard is one of the Guest Editors of the upcoming IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on Mobile Media Search.

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Idiap is the coordinator of the European Project "Massive Sets of Heuristics for Machine Learning (MASH)". Dec 21, 2009

This project aims at developing new machine learning methods relying on very large number of hand designed heuristics, together with statistical tools to facilitate the design of these heuristics in an open and collaborative framework.

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Recordings of the workshop on Foundations of Social Signal Processing Dec 15, 2009

The presentation recordings of the Workshop on Foundations of Social Signals are now online. Rome, December 3-5, 2009.

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SSPNet online newsletter Nov 23, 2009

We are happy to announce that the first issue of the SSPNet newsletter is now online.

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rsr.ch - Impatience: La Voix de son maître Nov 19, 2009

On November 13, the Swiss National Radio has broadcast an interview of Prof. Hervé Bourlard, director of Idiap, and Dr. Andrei Popescu-Belis, senior researcher at Idiap, about the challenges of speech recognition, speaker identification, and meeting recording.

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Idiap involved in an EIT KIC proposal

Idiap involved in an EIT KIC proposal Nov 06, 2009

TransFICS, a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC)

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NIPS 2009 workshop on Learning from Multiple Sources with Applications to Robotics Nov 04, 2009

NIPS Workshop, December 11 or 12, 2009, Whistler, BC, Canada

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New Book on Multimodal signal processing Oct 29, 2009

Multimodal signal processing: methods and techniques to build multimodal interactive systems by Jean-Philippe Thiran (Author), Herve Bourlard (Author), Ferran Marques (Author), Academic Press Inc (23 novembre 2009), 448 pages, ISBN-10: 0123748259

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A new partner joins the MOBIO project Oct 08, 2009

The MOBIO consortium is happy to welcome the new partner Visidon in his project.

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Call for Papers IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Oct 07, 2009

Special Issue on Mobile Media Search

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Idiap involved in a new European FP7 Project called "VANAHEIM" Sep 18, 2009

VANAHEIM: Video/Audio Networked Surveillance System Enhancement through Human

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How Does a Dictation Machine Recognize Continuous Speech? Sep 17, 2009

by T.Dutoit, L.Couvreur, H.Bourlard

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Idiap involved in a new European FP7 Project called "HUMAVIPS" Sep 16, 2009

HUMAVIPS: Humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces

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New funding (SNSF/Sinergia) for Idiap Research Institute Sep 15, 2009

The SNSF funds Idiap for a Sinergia project as coordinator

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IM2 Summer Institute 2009 Aug 26, 2009

This year, the IM2 Summer Institute will be held in Chavannes-de-Bogis (Best Western Hotel) from the 31st of August until the 2nd of September.

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NCCR - A Swiss success story Jun 30, 2009

National Centres of Competence in Research

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ICMI-MLMI 2009 Jun 16, 2009

November 02-06, 2009, The Workshop will take place in the Boston area, Cambridge, MA, USA

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