Idiap Research Institute

The Institute is among the leaders in artificial and cognitive intelligence since 1991.

Voice and visual recognition, machine learning, human-machine interaction, robotics, language analysis, or bio-imaging are some of the research fields at the Institute. Based in Martigny, in the Swiss Alps, Idiap is involved in research projects at local, national and international levels. Established as a non-profit foundation, Idiap was founded by the City of Martigny, the Canton du Valais, EPFL, the University of Geneva, and Swisscom.

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Job openings

PhD in fairness and responsible datasets for face recognition by admin — last modified Sep 29, 2021
The Idiap Research Institute and its Biometrics Security and Privacy group seeks qualified candidates for one PhD student position on the topic of fairness and responsible datasets for face recognition.
Multimodal gesture, visual attention an interaction activity recognition for autism diagnosis by admin — last modified Aug 12, 2021
The Perception and Activity Understanding group seeks one highly motivated PhD candidate to work within the AI4Autism project aiming at improving the digital phenotyping of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Postdoctoral position in automatic characterization of motor speech disorders by admin — last modified Jul 27, 2021
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in the field of signal processing and deep learning for the automatic characterization of motor speech disorders.
PhD position in speech processing for motor speech disorders by admin — last modified Jul 23, 2021
The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD student position in the field of speech signal processing for the automatic characterization of motor speech disorders.
Human-Robot Interfaces for Interactive Robot Programming by admin — last modified Jul 20, 2021
For robots to be widely adopted across industries and beyond structured manufacturing environments,it is critical for them to be programmable by a wide range of users. Growing research on End User Programming (EUP) for robotics aims to address this problem with novel user interfaces, programming languages, and techniques to aid or fully automate robot programming.

Research Groups

There are currently 14 research groups at Idiap. They represent the diversity of the fields related to artificial intelligence research and technologies. These groups gather over a hundred people devoted to theoretical and applied research.