LIDIAP and Idiap - in detail with Prof. Bourlard.
The LIDIAP laboratory of the School of Engineering is the satellite at EPFL of the Idiap research institute at Martigny in Valais. In actual fact, the LIDIAP laboratory and Idiap are one and the same. Created in 1991 by the town of Martigny, the Valais, EPFL, Geneva University and Swisscom. Idiap has been affiliated to the EPFL by a joint development plan since 2008. Previously there were already several collaboration agreements between the two institutions; for example the academic titles of its researchers (about 90, of which thirty-six are EPFL doctoral students) follow the rules of EPFL. This alliance has helped increase the visibility of Idiap, helping it to attract high level researchers to meet its objectives. As a whole, Idiap runs around forty active projects per year, in Switzerland and throughout the world.