International Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of members of the scientific community selected by Idiap’s management for their exceptional skills and avant-garde vision. Although their role is strictly advisory, their advice is frequently sought and proves to be invaluable when making decisions regarding research, training, and technology transfer.



Dr Alex Acero

Senior Director at Apple, Cupertino, CA, USA

Prof. Dr Vanessa Evers

Full Professor of Human Media Interaction at the University of Twente, NL


Prof. Anil K. Jain

Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University, USA

Prof. Johanna Moore

Head of the School of Informatics, Director of Human Communication Research Center, University of Edinburgh, UK


Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller

Professor for Computer Science, TU Berlin, Director, Bernstein Focus on Neurotechnology, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Prem Natarajan

Director of Information Sciences Institute, affiliated with the Viterbi School of the, University of Southern California, USA


Prof. Bernt Schiele

Max-Planck-Director, MPI Informatics, Professor at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Dr Luciana Vaccaro

Rector of the HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland


Prof. Neil Lawrence

Director of the Machine Learning of Amazon hub in Cambridge

Dr. Alessandro Curioni

IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland