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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Towards a Google Translate for Maya writing Nov 03, 2015
Algorithms for recognition of Maya glyphs ease the job of deciphering these complex symbols.
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.
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
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.
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".
Interspeech 2015 Best Student Paper Award for Raphael Ullmann, Ph.D. student at Idiap/EPFL Sep 16, 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"
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.
Working group meetings of ISO/IEC JTC1 Sep 03, 2015
SC 37 Biometrics January 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Idiap's director, Prof H. Bourlard, elected as a member of the ACM Europe Council Jun 25, 2015
The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society and delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.
Idiap and the University of Southern California (USC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in view of future collaboration Jun 19, 2015
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.
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.
Idiap Social Computing group featured on Canal 9 Apr 13, 2015
Coverage of the activities of the Social Computing Group on Canal 9 Valais
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.
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.
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.
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 ) that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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.
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!
Michael Liebling, Senior Researcher at Idiap, is co-recipient of the Northrop Grumman "Excellence in Teaching Award" Jan 16, 2015
Liebling is co-recipient with Chemical Engineering’s Matt Helgeson.
A Valaisan research project featured in a journal of the prestigious editor "Nature" Jan 12, 2015
New agreement with Google ATAP for Idiap Jan 09, 2015
Idiap has signed a new research agreement with Google ATAP.
Dr Daniel Gatica-Perez awarded the EPFL Adjunct Professor title Dec 15, 2014
Award of the title of Professor
CPqD sponsors the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing with a new mobile biometrics database Nov 11, 2014
Cracking the code of the unspoken language Oct 15, 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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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 (
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studying African cities with Twitter Apr 30, 2014
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).
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.
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).
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview of Dr. Sébastien Marcel on local radio RTS (CQFD) Nov 19, 2013
Le projet "Tabula Rasa" (French only)
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.
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.
Can Big Data Predict Events? Oct 03, 2013
Daniel Gatica-Perez interviewed by Les Echos (France) on Big Data for event prediction.
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?
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.
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
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.
The Idiap Perception and Activity Understanding group at the Festival de robotique 2013 Jul 10, 2013
StressSense featured in The Economist Jun 12, 2013
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.
The Idiap Research Institute will participate in the robotics festival organized this Saturday at EPFL! Apr 18, 2013
"Festival Robotique" Saturday April 20, 2013, EPFL Lausanne.
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.
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.
Idiap Awards 2012 Dec 18, 2012
Every year the Idiap Research Institute grants two awards to its students: the Idiap Paper Award and the Idiap Research Award.
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,"
Competition on speaker recognition in mobile environment using the MOBIO database Dec 07, 2012
Jan 14-April 8, 2013
Competition on face recognition in mobile environment using the MOBIO database Dec 07, 2012
Jan 14-April 8, 2013
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 ).
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.
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.
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.).
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.
Idiap - Samsung collaboration renewed Nov 06, 2012
Outstanding Paper Award at ICMI 2012 Oct 31, 2012
Conflict detector picks the best bits in political debates Oct 05, 2012
Credit: NewScientist, 14:55 03 October 2012 by Paul Marks
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€.
StressSense -- SONVB research in ACM TechNews Aug 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012 The StressSense system was featured in ACM TechNews.
Sixth European Biometrics Research and Industry Award 2012 Aug 17, 2012
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.
VlogSense research featured in Spanish media Aug 16, 2012
Our research on video blogging analysis was recently discussed in radio interviews and online news:
Best student paper award for Kenneth Funes at the CVPR workshop on Gesture Recognition, 2012. Jul 16, 2012
Best paper nomination for K. Farrahi and D. Gatica-Perez at IEEE ISWC 2012 Jul 02, 2012
Idiap Research Institute and Nokia Research Center Lausanne organize the Mobile Data Challenge 2012 with global success Jun 20, 2012
Two major European projects coordinated by Idiap are sponsoring the next International Conference on Biometrics Jun 15, 2012
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.
InEvent – Accessing Dynamic Networked Multimedia Events May 15, 2012
Started in November 2011, Idiap leads a 3-year European-funded research project named inEvent.
Research on smartphone data analysis and personality traits discussed in New Scientist May 14, 2012
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.
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.
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.
SONVB was featured in the Swiss National Science Foundation Research Magazine, March 2012. Mar 06, 2012
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
Hari Parthasarathi successfully defended his PhD thesis. Jan 06, 2012
2011 Idiap Awards Dec 23, 2011
Jie Luo successfully defended his PhD thesis. Dec 20, 2011
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.
Idiap is pleased to announce the release of Juicer and Tracter version 1.0. Nov 18, 2011
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.
Idiap involved in a new Hasler programme called "SmartWorld". Nov 08, 2011
Image processing: the human (still) beats the machine. Nov 02, 2011
Oya Aran funded by the SNSF Oct 28, 2011
Idiap celebrates its 20th anniversary! Sep 01, 2011
2011 is very special for our research institute as it celebrates its 20th anniversary!
New research project with Samsung Aug 30, 2011
Idiap 20th Anniversary - IM2 Summer Institute 2011 - Martigny. Jul 22, 2011
LIDIAP and Idiap - in detail with Prof. Bourlard. Jul 19, 2011
Best paper nominations and award at the IEEE ISWC 2011 Jul 15, 2011
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.
IEEE MDM Best Runner-up Paper Award for Trinh-Minh-Tri DO Jun 14, 2011
IEEE ICASSP'2011 Award for Afsanei Asaei Jun 07, 2011
ICMI2011 - 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction May 25, 2011
The Workshop will take place in Alicante, Spain, 14-18 November 2011
New demo video of the Automatic Content Linking Device May 06, 2011
Idiap researchers involved in the organisation of the next International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2011). Apr 12, 2011
Three Idiap seniors researchers get an academic title. Mar 15, 2011
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.
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.
VANAHEIM project in the latest issue of the European urban transport magazine, Mobility. Jan 31, 2011 radio podcast: Biometric Person Recognition by Dr. Sébastien Marcel Dec 13, 2010
MUM 2010, Best Paper Award for Raul Montoliu and Daniel Gatica-Perez. Dec 13, 2010
2010 - Idiap PhD student awards Dec 03, 2010
The 2010 Idiap awards have been granted to:
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.
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).
EU Project Coordinator Award Nov 09, 2010
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.
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).
Idiap researchers received a best paper award sponsored by Microsoft Research. Sep 22, 2010
ICPR 2010, best Scientific Paper Award for researchers of the MOBIO project. Sep 16, 2010
A New Hasler project called "CONTEXT" accepted Aug 11, 2010
Context modelling for object detection.
A new Hasler project called "SESAME" accepted Aug 10, 2010
SEarching Swiss Audio MEmories
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.
Advancement of women in science Aug 05, 2010
Active participation of IM2 in a festival for children
Idiap project CODICES broadcasted on "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.”
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.
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.
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
2 Idiap nominees to the 2010 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship May 03, 2010
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.
Project NOVICOM highlighted in the magazine "Projects" (Science, Technology and Innovation) Apr 19, 2010
Computational methods of analysing nonverbal cues
European project "VANAHEIM" highlighted in the famous magazine "Science & Vie" Apr 09, 2010 - 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
MOBIO, Call for Use Case Scenarios 2010 Mar 15, 2010
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.
Idiap publications also accessible through the EPFL infoscience portal Feb 24, 2010
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.
The IEEE Signal Processing Society is initiating a new, technical series called IEEE-Thematic Meetings on Signal Processing (IEEE-THEMES) Feb 19, 2010
Alessandro Vinciarelli has been appointed Associate Editor for the Social Sciences Column of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. Jan 18, 2010
Next four-year period, 2010-2013, of IM2 approved Jan 13, 2010
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.
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.
The COMTIS project (Improving the Coherence of Machine Translation Output by Modeling Intersentential Relations) now has its own website. Dec 09, 2009
2009 Idiap PhD Awards Dec 02, 2009
SSPNet online newsletter Nov 23, 2009
We are happy to announce that the first issue of the SSPNet newsletter is now online. - 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.
Workshop on Foundations of Social Signal Processing Nov 13, 2009
Rome, December 3-5, 2009.
Best Student Paper Award Nov 10, 2009
The Idiap Resarch Institute has been chosen to organise two contests during the ICPR 2010 Nov 09, 2009
Idiap involved in an EIT KIC proposal Nov 06, 2009
TransFICS, a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC)
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
Call for papers on "Mobile Media Search", Special Issue of "IEEE Signal Processing Magazine" Nov 03, 2009
Call for papers on "Signal and Information Processing for Social Networks" for IEEE Thematic Meetings on Signal Processing Nov 02, 2009
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
The MOBIO consortium is organizing a contest for the next International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) Oct 15, 2009
It will be held in 2010 at Istanbul on August 23
A new partner joins the MOBIO project Oct 08, 2009
The MOBIO consortium is happy to welcome the new partner Visidon in his project.
Call for Papers IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Oct 07, 2009
Special Issue on Mobile Media Search
A first step towards building a lasting IM2 community: The IM2 LinkedIn Group Oct 02, 2009
First IEEE International Workshop on Social Signal Processing Sep 23, 2009
Idiap involved in a new European FP7 Project called "VANAHEIM" Sep 18, 2009
VANAHEIM: Video/Audio Networked Surveillance System Enhancement through Human
How Does a Dictation Machine Recognize Continuous Speech? Sep 17, 2009
by T.Dutoit, L.Couvreur, H.Bourlard
Idiap involved in a new European FP7 Project called "HUMAVIPS" Sep 16, 2009
HUMAVIPS: Humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces
New funding (SNSF/Sinergia) for Idiap Research Institute Sep 15, 2009
The SNSF funds Idiap for a Sinergia project as coordinator
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.
NCCR - A Swiss success story Jun 30, 2009
National Centres of Competence in Research
ICMI-MLMI 2009 Jun 16, 2009
November 02-06, 2009, The Workshop will take place in the Boston area, Cambridge, MA, USA
Smoovee, the software that corrects video vibrations May 15, 2009
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