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Thu, Sep 03, 2015 - 14h00
Shape, Medialness and Applications
Pro. Frederic Fol Leymarie from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Research News
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.
Idiap Start-up wins the “Language Technology Innovate Award” Jul 02, 2015
Recapp IT AG ( was awarded the prestigious “LT-Innovate Award 2015,” during the “LT-Innovate Summit 2015” in Brussels from the 25-26th of June.
Kenneth Funes won the first prize at the 1st edition of "Arkathon Hacking Health Valais 2015" Jun 09, 2015
Kenneth Funes, Research Assistant in the Perception and Activity Understanding group of Idiap, developed a Virtual Mouse software.
The ICC crowdfunding portal "" officially recognized Jun 02, 2015
The ICC crowdfunding portal "" is officially listed in the second release of the Swiss industry report "Swiss crowdfunding market" as one of the Crowdfunding Platforms active in the Swiss market.
Ashtosh Sapru received the PhD degree from EPFL Jul 15, 2015
Ashtosh Sapru received the PhD degree from EPFL on June 29th 2015 after the public defense of his doctoral dissertation entitled: "Automatic social role recognition and its application in structuring multiparty interactions".
New opening for a PhD student position in the field of computational imaging for optical microscopy Jun 16, 2015
The Computational Bioimaging Group at Idiap is recruiting a PhD student in image processing and optical microscopy.
Laurent Nguyen receives PhD degree from EPFL Jun 08, 2015
Laurent Nguyen received the PhD degree from EPFL on May 29th 2015 after the public defense of his doctoral dissertation entitled: "Computational Analysis of Behavior in Employment Interviews and Video Resumes".
Institute News
The 2014 Annual Report is out Jun 19, 2015
Messages - Research - Network - Faces - Finances - Organization - Scientific inserts.
The card game Valais*Mania just arrived in Valais Mar 09, 2015
Last Friday, the cards and boxes of the Valais*Mania, card game of the star-project Valais*Wallis Digital ( that wants to celebrate Valais’ 2015 bicentenary by digitalizing the collective memory of the canton, have been delivered to the headquarters of Migros Valais in Martigny.
The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing goes European Feb 13, 2015
As a consequence of the successful Kick-off Workshop of the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing, the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and the Idiap Research Institute decided to elevate at a more European level the initiative of the Idiap Research Institute to create a cooperative research consortium towards the establishment of the European Cooperative Identification Technology Research Consortium (EAB-CITeR) In the process to establish EAB-CITeR, the resources of Idiap and the critical mass of over 160 current EAB members shall complement each other.
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