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Understanding how technology can revolutionize humanitarian work
by admin — last modified May 12, 2017 06:01 PM

A new EPFL course offers students the opportunity to learn more about how new technologies can be used by humanitarian organizations. The students critically assessed new information-sharing methods by conducting a real-life exercise using the app Civique, which was developed by the Idiap Research Institute, an EPFL partner institution.

Maya glyph analysis on Horizons Magazine
by admin — last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:11 PM

The work by R. Hu, J.-M. Odobez, and D. Gatica-Perez on extraction of Maya hieroglyph strokes was covered by Horizons Magazine, the scientific magazine of the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

MAAYA project at EPFL Open Days 2016
by admin — last modified Dec 19, 2016 04:44 PM

Idiap researchers presented tools for analysis and visualization of ancient Maya hieroglyphs at the EPFL Open Days 2016 in Lausanne.

Idiap and Y@N at the Swiss Days of Official Statistics 2016
by admin — last modified Mar 16, 2017 05:06 PM

Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez discussed the value of geo-localized social media as a new urban data source at the Swiss Days of Official Statistics, Neuchatel, Sep. 15-16, 2016. He illustrated this emerging trend with the Youth@Night project and other recent work.

Keynote on Civic Multimedia at CBMI 2016
by admin — last modified Mar 16, 2017 05:06 PM

Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez gave a keynote talk on "Civic Multimedia, Crowdsourcing, and the Public Good" at the 14th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI) in Bucharest, June 16, 2016.

SenseCityVity expands work in Mexico
by admin — last modified Mar 16, 2017 05:05 PM

Collaborative research in Mexico by the Social Computing Group at Idiap engages citizens as factors of social change and expands to several cities.

UBImpressed at the HR-Conference Romand 2015
by admin — last modified Mar 16, 2017 05:06 PM

The UBImpressed project took part in the HR-Conference Romand, organized at the University of Lausanne, September 8, 2015. Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast and Dr. Denise Frauendorfer co-organized the workshop "Novel technologies to measure verbal and non-verbal behavior", in which social sensing technologies were introduced and demonstrated.

SenseCityVity and MCSC presented at meeting on Observatories for Tourism in Mexico
by admin — last modified Mar 16, 2017 05:06 PM

The SenseCityVity and MCSC projects were presented by Salvador Ruiz-Correa (Co-PI of the projects) at the Third Meeting of Observatories for Tourism in Guanajuato City, Mexico, on September 7-8. The meeting was co-organized by the National Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) and the State Ministry of Tourism of Guanajuato.

Laurent Nguyen receives PhD degree from EPFL
by admin — last modified Mar 16, 2017 05:03 PM

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".