Research & development engineers

R&D engineers are the essential links between research and industry.

There is a long road between the researcher's mathematical formulas and the development of a prototype. Each day at Idiap, research & development engineers fill in the gap that separates the idea and its application. Since the end of 2006, the team is working in the same office and is now an essential element of the institute. Idiap's development team has three main missions:

Industrial projects

Their main task is to convince the world of industry by demonstrating the value of the technology produced by research.

Academic projects

Development of demonstrations also interests the researchers themselves, as they can give them more visibility of their job.

Internal support

Lastly, the developers' task is to respond to in-house requests. They help out colleagues and resolve code or license problems.

Current group members

BORNET, Olivier
(Head of Research and Development Team)
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ABBET, Philip
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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TARSETTI, Flavio
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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GAIST, Samuel
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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CANÉVET, Olivier
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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MARCEL, Christine
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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KAYAL, Salim
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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NANCHEN, Alexandre
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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HUCK, Mélanie
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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DROZ, William
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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GENTILHOMME, Theophile
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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CLIVAZ, Guillaume
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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PANCHARD, Danick
(Research and Development Engineer)
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MACEIRAS, Jérémy
(Research and Development Engineer)
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DAYER, Yannick
(Research and Development Engineer)
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CARRON, Daniel
(Research and Development Engineer)
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POLLET, Vincent
(Research and Development Engineer)
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VERZAT, Colombine
(Research and Development Engineer)
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RAPOSO LAMECK, Geoffrey
(AI Master Student)
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ARZUL, Paul
(AI Master Student)
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AUDRIAZ, Patrick
(AI Master Student)
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KHALIL, Driss
(AI Master Student)
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NIEDERBERGER, Adolf (Kilian)
(AI Master Student)
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VYAS, Sargam
(AI Master Student)
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MAYORAZ, André
(AI Master Student)
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Former group members

  • CERNAK, Milos
  • CRITTIN, Frank
  • DUBOUCHET, Frédéric
  • GUILLEMOT, Maël
  • KHALIDOV, Vasil
  • MABILLARD, Matthieu
  • MARIÉTHOZ, Johnny
  • MARTINS, Renato
  • MASSON, Olivier
  • MONAY, Florent
  • MOULIN, François
  • PRASAD, Amrutha
  • RODRIGUEZ, Yann
  • ROSARIO, Mario
  • SALAMIN, Hugues (Eric)