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  2017
  10.10: I have been awarded the 2017 Community Service Award at ACM ICMI
  25.09: Gulcan Can sucessfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  19.09: Launch of the new EPFL master program on Digital Humanities
  04.09: Talk on ambiance recognition at SSP symposium on New Technologies for Studying Everyday Life
  31.08: Talk on Civic Media and Crowdsourcing at ACM RecSys Workshop on Recommender Systems for Citizens
  25.08: Talk on the Civique platform at Eco-Villages Forum, Les Diablerets. Online talk here
  01.08: New SNSF Dusk2Dawn project (with LaTrobe University and University of Zurich) starts today
  20.06: Talk on Images, Tags & Interpretable Machine Learning at UNIL seminar on Cognitive Delegation to Machines
  15.05: New DCrowdLens Hasler project starts today
  12.05: Mobile crowsourcing as a teaching tool: the Civique platform on EPFL News
  11.05: Talk about the Civique platform at the Carnotzet Scientifiques
  01.03: New EPFL-CODEV PCWO project with partners in Mexico and Colombia starts today
  27.02: Work on the MAAYA project on SNSF Horizons Magazine
  01.02: New EPFL-UNIL project, Cross-Disciplinary Research on Science and Society: Multimodal Linguistic Crowdsourcing
  15.01: Radio Television Suisse (RTS) examines the street harassment phenomenon in Lausanne (Civique platform study): Video coverage
  2016
  19.12: Presentation of study on street harassment by the City of Lausanne, enabled by the Civique platform: Report and media coverage
  01.12: Presentation of Youth@Night at event organized by the City of Lausanne: Nightlife Forum
  18.11: Talk: Looking at Maya Hieroglyphs at Workshop on Historical Document Analysis
  16.11: Talk: Computing for and with People at L'Innovation en Question, Techno-Pole Sierre
  15.11: Talk at the Geneva Urban Data Design Day
  10.11: Workshop on High-skilled Migration, Diasporas, and Digital Technologies
  02.11: I joined the Editorial Board of the new PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technologies IMWUT
  10.10: Talk on job interview analysis at Radboud University Nijmegen
  09.10: Talk on job interview and video resume analytics at ECCV ChaLearn Workshop on Apparent Personality Recognition
  04.10: Youth@Night project presented at Workshop on Social Media and Public Security
  23.09: SenseCityVity project presented at Poder Hacer: Int. Conference on Creative Cities
  20.09: Darshan Santani defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  16.09: Talk about Swiss geo-localized social media at Swiss Days of Official Statistics
  01.09: Overview of the social computing group at Idiap Innovation Day
  16.06: Talk about Civic Multimedia at CBMI: Content-based Multimedia Indexing Workshop
  25.05: Talk about Mobile Crowdsourcing and Urban Perception at UNIL Seminar: Pratiques des Humanites Digitales
  02.05: SenseCityVity project presented at Tech4Dev International Conference
  06.04: Talk about Civic Multimedia at CICESE Mexico
  22.03: Mention: the value of mobile sensing in The New York Times
  03.03: Talk about SenseCityVity project at Essential Talks Series, CODEV@EPFL
  04.02: SenseCityVity featured on Mexican TV news: Noticias Mexico al Dia
  02.02: SenseCityVity expands work in Mexico: CONACYT News
  01.01: Trung Phan starts his doctoral studies. Welcome!
  2015
  13.12: Talk: Looking at Hieroglyphs at European Web Maya Conference: The Maya in a Digital World
  03.12: Talk: Looking at Cities in Mexico with Crowds at ACM DEV
  13.11: Talk: Impressions and Behavior in Social Video at ICMI ASSP4MI Workshop
  04.11: TV interview about the MAAYA project on La Tele
  03.11: Coverage of our Maya codex research on NZZ - Neue Zurcher Zeitung
  03.11: Coverage of our Maya codex research on Le Temps
  02.11: Rui Hu and the MAAYA project are featured on EPFL News
  20.10: Talk about conversational social video at Autumn School on Humans and Technology, Netherlands
  14.10: Our work on behavioral analysis of job interviews featured at Bilan Magazine
  14.09: Talk on behavioral analysis of job interviews at NTT Communication Science Labs Japan
  11.09: Thanks to Kenji Mase, Marc Langheinrich and all the team in Osaka for a great conference and a new attendance record at Ubicomp/ISWC 2015
  31.08: Two lectures on social media, crowdsourcing, and behavioral analysis in Paris at SMART LABEX School
  28.08: Darshan Santani's work on mobile crowdsourcing of road conditions in Kenya was covered on EPFL News
  10.07: Coverage (in Spanish) of SenseCityVity project on CONACYT News
  01.07: New project supported by Loterie Romande
  08.05: Best wishes to Dr. Trinh-Minh-Tri Do in his new career as Data Scientist at Gianty
  10.04: TV coverage of the Social Computing Group on Canal 9 Valais
  02.04: Special Session on Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition for Archaeological Research at CAA 2015
  18.02: Laurent Nguyen defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  05.02: Funding for new phase of SenseCityVity project granted by EPFL CODEV
  30.01: Talk in Paris about crowdsourcing impressions for whole cities at Digital Polis: Soundcloud audio
  2014
  01.12: Skanda Muralidhar joins our group as PhD student. Welcome!
  28.11: Talk about SenseCityVity project at Symposium PI on Art in Technology
  19.11: New project supported by EPFL-UNIL CROSS program: Collaborative Research on Science and Society
  16.11: Talk about social inference at ICMI 2014 Workshop on Multi-Party Real-World Human-Robot Interaction
  04.11: Coverage of SenseCityVity project by the Embassy of Mexico in Switzerland
  30.10: Talk about SenseCityVity project at EPFL CODEV Seed Money Conference
  27.10: Cracking the code of the unspoken language: news article on EC H2020 Project Stories
  23.10: Talk about MAAYA project at University of Lausanne Laboratory of Digital Cultures and Humanities
  14.10: Talk about SenseCityVity project at Telefonica Research
  24.09: Theme Issue on ISWC 2013 has been published at Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  12.09: Talk about behavior in social video at HBU 2014: Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding
  10.07: Congratulations to Alvaro Marcos who has started working at Bosch Automotive Technology
  09.07: Talk about MAAYA project at DH'14: Digital Humanities Conference
  24.06: Talk at LT-Innovate Language Technologies Summit
  20.06: Darshan Santani won the Best Student Entry at the Data Challenge of the ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci)
  17.06: Alvaro Marcos received the PhD title at the University of Alcala. Congratulations!
  16.06: Best wishes to Darshan Santani, who starts a summer internship at IBM Research Africa
  09.05: Our work on Twitter in Africa covered in ACM TechNews and The Economist
  30.04: Our work on studying African cities with Twitter is on EPFL news
  16.03: Wearables are here to stay: ISWC 2013 @ IEEE Pervasive Magazine
  21.02: New EPFL graduate course on Computational Social Media starts today. The course blog is here
  17.02: New project (SenseCityVity) starts in collaboration with colleagues in Mexico. A video is here
  27.01: Kate Farrahi (former PhD student in our group) starts as Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Congratulations!
  17.01: Our research on personality analysis of YouTube video bloggers featured (in german) in Computerworld.ch
  02.01: New UBImpressed project (funded by SNSF) starts today
  02.01: New Youth@Night project (funded by SNSF) starts today
  2013
  11.12: Alvaro Marcos got a prototype of the new Kinect 2.0 for Windows as part of Microsoft's Developer Kit Program
  09.12: Congratulations to Paco Roman Rangel (U. Geneva, former PhD student in our group) for getting a SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship!
  02.12: Interview in La Vanguardia (Spain): On the screen, gestures reach us better than text (Correction: Our research is funded by the Swiss NSF, not the US NSF)
  29.11: Mobile Data Challenge Special Issue published at Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  27.11: Thanks to Samsung Research America for donating a batch of new Tizen smartphones
  25.10: Conference over: big thanks to General and Program Co-Chairs at ACM International Conference on Multimedia
  22.10: Talk at ACM Int. Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia
  17.10: Final event: Swiss National Center of Competence in Research NCCR IM2
  09.10: Talk at Pierre & Marie Curie University of Paris
  02.10: Dinesh Jayagopi leaves our group to start as Assistant Professor at IIIT Bangalore. Congratulations!
  01.10: IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Special Section on Social Media as Sensors was published. Intro here
  01.10: New project funded by CTI: DomoCare
  29.09: Interview: Big Data for event prediction: Les Echos (France)
  25.09: New project funded by SNSF: Youth@Night
  23.09: Gulcan Can joins our group as PhD student. Welcome!
  13.09: Ubicomp/ISWC 2013 featured in Swiss media (in german) SRF: Radio Television Switzerland
  13.09: Ubicomp/ISWC 2013 featured in Swiss media (in german) NZZ: Neue Zuercher Zeitung
  10.09: Rui Hu joins our group as postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!
  02.09: Aleksandra Cerekovic joins our group as visiting postdoctoral researcher. Welcome back!
  08.08: Our research on Foursquare languages and venues in Switzerland featured (in german) at Computerworld.ch
  12.07: New project funded by SNSF: UBImpressed
  11.07: Talk at Computational Personality Recognition Workshop @ ICWSM
  28.06: Joan-Isaac Biel received the EPFL PhD title at his public thesis defense. Congratulations!
  21.06: Darshan Santani defended his PhD proposal. Congratulations!
  07.06: I have joined LaDHUL, the Culture and Digital Humanities Laboratory at the University of Lausanne
  06.06: Attending the first European MOOC summit at EPFL
  01.06: Our new project on Maya hieroglyphic analysis starts today: MAAYA website
  27.05: Our research on behavioral analysis of job interviews was featured on Swiss National TV
  16.05: Joan-Isaac Biel defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  01.04: I have joined the EPFL Center for Digital Education whose focus is MOOCs
  01.03: Dayra Sanchez Cortes received the EPFL PhD title at her public thesis defense. Congratulations!
  27.02: Paco Roman Rangel received the EPFL PhD title at his public thesis defense. Congratulations!
  19.02: Lecture at iCareNet Marie Curie Network Winter School
  10.01: Dayra Sanchez Cortes defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  2012
  07.12: Talk at SocInfo, FuturICT FET Flagship Meeting
  06.12: Best Paper Award Nomination for Eric Malmi et al. at MUM - 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
  28.11: Paco Roman Rangel defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  06.11: Talk at University of Zurich, Department of Geography, GIScience Colloquium
  25.10: Outstanding Paper Award for Dinesh Jayagopi et al. at ICMI - ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
  15.10: Joan-Isaac Biel is back from internships at HP Labs and Yahoo! Research
  09.10: New project funded by SNSF: MAAYA
  08.10: Paco Roman Rangel is back from his internship at Microsoft Research Asia
  01.10: Interview at University of Chile's BITS Magazine
  25.09: Talk at EC International Workshop in Search Computing
  20.09: Workshop in Neuchatel on Sensing and Analyzing Organizational Behavior
  19.09: Aleksandra Cerekovic joins the group as a visiting postdoctoral researcher.
  17.09: Alvaro Marcos is back in the group as a visiting PhD student.
  14.09: Talk at TEDx Martigny
  10.09: Course at Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search
  28.08: StressSense was featured in ACM TechNews
  16.08: StressSense-SONVB work was featured in New Scientist
  10.08: IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Special Issue on Learning Semantics from Multimedia Web Resources was published. Intro here
  01.08: First post.