AI for Everyone

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To support individuals and communities outside mainstream Western societies, governments, NGOs, and businesses often use tools that were not designed with these users in mind. This needs to change.

Artificial intelligence should serve everyone, equitably. To achieve this, people—especially those whose voices are often not heard—need to be at the center of the design and deployment of AI systems. Through the development of participatory, trustworthy, and fair technology, research at Idiap empowers communities of users and fosters democratic, collective decision-making. The impact of our work is broad, ranging from citizen science initiatives to projects where the responsible use of AI can truly benefit communities.

#Bioinformatics&HealthInformatics
#DataScience&SocialComputing
#HumanComputerInteraction
#Imaging&ComputerVision
#MachineLearning
#NaturalLanguageProcessing
#Robotics&AutonomousSystems
#Security&Privacy
#SignalProcessing
#Speech&AudioProcessing

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This program contributes to the following UN SDG


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People

ABBET, Philip
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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AL-DABBOUSSI, Mustapha
(AI Master Student)
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ALONSO DEL BARRIO, David
(Junior R&D / Research Assistant)


AMIRI, Mahdi
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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ANNAPUREDDY, Ravinithesh Reddy
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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ARMANI RENZO, Matheus
(Research Intern)


BEHJATI, Melika
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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BEN MAHMOUD, Imen
(Research and Development Engineer)
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BHATTACHARJEE, Mrinmoy
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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BHATTACHARJEE, Sushil (Kumar)
(Research Associate)
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BI, Yuhan
(Research Intern)


BITTAR, Alexandre
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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BORNET, Olivier
(Head of Research and Development Team)
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BROS, Victor
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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BURDISSO, Sergio (Gastón)
(R&D / Research Assistant)


CANÉVET, Olivier
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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CARRON, Daniel
(Research and Development Engineer)
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CHEN, Haolin
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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CLIVAZ, Guillaume
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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COLBOIS, Laurent
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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COMAN, Andrei (Catalin)
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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COPPIETERS DE GIBSON, Louise
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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DAYER, Yannick
(Research and Development Engineer)
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DROZ, William
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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ECABERT, Christophe
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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EL HAJAL, Karl
(Research Assistant)
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EL ZEIN, Dina
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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FEHR, Fabio (James)
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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GAIST, Samuel
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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GARNER, Philip
(Senior Research Scientist)
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GATICA-PEREZ, Daniel
(Senior Research Scientist with Academic Title)
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GEISSBUHLER, David
(Research Associate)
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GENTILHOMME, Théophile
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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GEORGE, Anjith
(Research Associate)
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GODI, Matthieu
(Research Intern)
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GÜLER, Özgür Acar
(Research Intern)


HE, Mutian
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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HENDERSON, James (Brinton)
(Senior Research Scientist)
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HERMANN, Enno
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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HOVSEPYAN, Sevada
(Research Associate)
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ISMAYILZADA, Mahammad
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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JIMÉNEZ DEL TORO, Oscar (Alfonso)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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JUNG, Vincent
(Research Intern)
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KALOGA, Yacouba
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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KAYAL, Salim
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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KERNEN, Marius
(Research Intern)
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KHALIL, Driss
(Junior R&D / Research Assistant)
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KODRASI, Ina
(Research Scientist)
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KOMATY, Alain
(Research Associate)
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KORSHUNOV, Pavel
(Research Associate)
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KOTWAL, Ketan
(Research Associate)
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KRIVOKUĆA HAHN, Vedrana
(Research Associate)
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KUMAR, Shashi
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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MACEIRAS, Jérémy
(Research and Development Engineer)
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MADIKERI, Srikanth
(Research Associate)
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MAGIMAI DOSS, Mathew
(Senior Research Scientist)
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MARCEL, Christine
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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MARCEL, Sébastien
(Senior Research Scientist with Academic Title)
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MARFURT, Andreas
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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MAYORAZ, André
(Research and Development Engineer)
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MICHEL, Samuel
(Research and Development Engineer)
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MOHAMMADI, Amir
(Research Associate)
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MOSTAANI, Zohreh
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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MOTLICEK, Petr
(Senior Research Scientist)
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MURALIDHAR, Skanda
(Research Associate)
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NADERI, Maryam
(AI Master Student)
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NANCHEN, Alexandre
(Senior Research and Development Engineer)
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NEUGBER, Samuel
(R&D / Research Assistant)


OTROSHI SHAHREZA, Hatef
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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ÖZBULAK, Gökhan
(Junior R&D / Research Assistant)
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PETERSEN, Molly (Rose)
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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PRASAD, Amrutha
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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PUROHIT, Tilak
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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RABELLO DOS ANJOS, André
(Research Scientist)
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RAHIMI NOSHANAGH, Parsa
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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RANGAPPA, Pradeep
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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RAZEGHI, Behrooz
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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RUFAI, Amina
(Research Intern)
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SANCHEZ LARA, Alejandra
(Research Intern)
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SANCHEZ-CORTES, Dairazalia
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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SARKAR, Eklavya
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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SELLIAH, Janani
(Research Assistant)
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SHEIKH, Shakeel Ahmad
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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TARIGOPULA, Neha
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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THORBECKE (NIGMATULINA), Iuliia
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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TORNAY, Sandrine
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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ULUCAN, Ibrahim
(Research Intern)
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UNNERVIK, Alex
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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VAN DER PLAS, Lonneke
(Research Scientist with Academic Title)
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VÁSQUEZ RODRÍGUEZ, Laura
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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VAUTHEY, Adrien
(Research Intern)


VERZAT, Colombine
(Research and Development Engineer)
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VIDAL, Maxime
(Research Assistant)
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VIDIT, Vidit
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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VILLATORO TELLO, Esaú
(Research Associate)
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VLASENKO, Bogdan
(Research Associate)
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ZANGGER, Alicia
(Research and Development Engineer)
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ZULUAGA GOMEZ, Juan Pablo
(PhD Student / Research Assistant)
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Project highlights

AI4MEDIA, 2020-2024, H2020, GATICA-PEREZ: A EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE CENTRE FOR MEDIA, SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY

This project aims to deliver core AI advances and training to serve the media sector, while ensuring that European values of ethical and trustworthy AI are embedded in future deployments. In particular, we study phenomena related to European local news, with emphasis on human-centered AI methods to understand both local news content and local user perceptions.


UniDIVE, 2022-2026, COST Action, VAN DER PLAS: UNIVERSALITY, DIVERSITY AND idiosyncRASY IN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY

Recognizing that progress in natural language processing (NLP) needs to account for and foster language diversity, this network aims to provide theoretical models and practical advances about language universality and diversity, including language resources and tools covering a large variety of language phenomena in many languages, including those who are currently low-resourced and endangered.


FAIRMI, 2023-2026, SNSF, ANJOS: MACHINE LEARNING FAIRNESS WITH APPLICATION TO MEDICAL IMAGES

In medical imaging, the use of machine learning (ML) models to support large scale screening and diagnosis has substantially increased. However, the study of demographic bias of ML-based medical imaging remains unaddressed. This project will advance the state-of-the-art in ML fairness applied to the design of image-based computer-aided diagnosis systems.

 

 

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SAFER, 2022-2024, Hasler, Marcel

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