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much part for those remarks i'm jen learners i am a dean of the school
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and uh this is my opportunity to talk to a captive audience
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about what's been going on and i and see for the past year
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so i mean just start by putting this up without
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too much commentary this is a a ranking of university departments
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um as you can see we ended up philly hyannis ranking think disturbingly high but
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it's still pleasant to be able to the us up because i think it actually does
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we fly the path that aryan c.'s been on for the past a few years
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and not just in terms increasing moment but increasing influence in precinct impact
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um this is martin's last um what i would point out
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to people is the date um what i see here is acceleration
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um lots of things have happened in the last five years in terms of
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the school we set up a number of different programs in important areas for set
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up a number of centres and we're setting up you centres which i will
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talk a little bit about in the next couple years so the uh the school
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is accelerating and i think that that's extremely
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important because obviously the area that we're in
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is a pervasive it has impact on all aspects of society
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i'm not just in terms of what martin talked about with the privacy but also
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everything is being computerised right now applying uh techniques
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like machine learning artificial intelligence to solve problems that
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we couldn't have done a few years ago and to let machines do things
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that previously people only get and so for all the impact that we've had
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in the past twenty five thirty forty years i think the next twenty five thirty forty years is going to
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be more of the same if not more and so it's extremely important that the school like i and see
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continue to produce first class research and also instruct the students
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on the basis of of the technology and also the implications of technology
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so let me talk a little bit about what we've done in the past to yourself so um
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we have created the centre for digital trust that's their logo up there and that is the number of people
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uh that are involved in it you know these people are not just an alliance say this is it
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i've heard that spans a many the schools maybe the departments on campus
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um but also involves about it does and industrial partners who are very much and gauge
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yeah and i'm hoping to take some of the
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technology that's been developed at e. p. f. l. and
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apply it to problems and the real world so this
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has been a a sort of very successful very um
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good start up how would say in the in the past year it's really
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hit it's stride i think you'll hear more about it later today oh no
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also just worth mentioning is that uh this is not done by i unseat standby p. f. l. in
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general is there's an extension school um the d. p. f. l. has set up which is teaching courses
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these are mainly courses in computer science machine learning a technologies that
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people need in everyday life they're extremely high quality extremely rigorous courses
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uh they've been very successful students to complete the course is get a certificate with the p. f. l. on it which obviously
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i care is a good deal weight in switzerland um and as
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you see for the numbers it's really taken off is doing very well
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um i think which is not quite as well known is
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uh literally down the speech from us is the uh attract collider
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which was set up by a couple of faculty members one of from from i and see
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an is basically a a space for small start ups in
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the area of education to get together and uh did develop
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um you can see the numbers it's successful uh when
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appeared on board came to me uh with your initial
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proposal he was hoping to get twenty five uh people long
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before they open the doors they had one more than twenty four a five to now up to almost e. d.
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and it's a incredibly successful uh startups are coming from all over your
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to be part of this and it really sort of says the strength of
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the work that's going on here that we can bring in this and um
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a lot of really interesting work on trying to improve education trying to prove
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improve teaching is going on there i'll get back to this little later as well
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i'm just a feature advertisement we're in the process of setting
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up another centre of the centre for intelligence systems which is a
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joint effort with um engineering and basic sciences ah
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i'll talk more about that uh probably next years uh
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a research k. but i just wanted to know that there are more things that we're developing
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um many of you probably are aware of but there have been a number of spin offs
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in the area of i. c. t. digital technology uh some of the logo syrup
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um you can see the numbers very then i don't think they have a particular
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pattern show them but there's a sizable number of new companies
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that are coming out of of the students and the faculty
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and i and see um obviously none of them have been a large
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check point number them have been extremely successful and have 'em condom uh have
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fairly large impact in terms of taking our ideas and bringing them into commercial development
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so let me just switch gears a little bit and and with something
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that we did last week um you may have seen this on the website or in the the news uh
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yeah i. n. c. has been running a our competition
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for our swiss schools and all the monarch region um for helping
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the students get involved in could charter fit this was a program that
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was originally developed in france uh we talked the materials and uh with
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the assistance start running the competition here in switzerland in the high schools
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and so more than a thousand students and nine tenth eleventh grade i took part in the
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competition which was done in their schools to teach them something bach tiger fee impossible slots all think
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and really what martin was alluding to computational thinking there's no
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programming involved in it was really sort of much more of an
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introduction to how uh our field approaches a certain type of problem
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um the finals for health uh last weekend e. p. f. l.
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but the roughly forty students it was a contest uh
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to solve six problems no computers with a pencil and
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paper you can see the students working there in groups which is i think uh in extremely important skill as well
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ah the results were quite excellent uh these are
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the two uh teams i think that that one and
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those are some quotes that's from a a teacher basically said look you know this is a great program for
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uh i'm getting students who aren't necessarily interested in math or
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turned off i'm not interested in computational thinking so we call it
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ah and also from one of those students who really jordan i think this was the sort of
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channel we actually the students is this was a lot of fun to do and one of the things that i was
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particularly important to us is that there are a lot of
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girls and also there's obviously our school has a has a serious
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a problem there and one of the things that we've been working very hard on is reaching out
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i'll be on the boundary of e. p. f. l.
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and trying to convince girls early in their uh education
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the computer science computational thinking people uh uh sort of other sciences
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or something that they can and should be doing and this is a yet
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another effort that we've been doing so let me just end there and say
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um this is a great occasion of them very happy that all of you
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have chosen to calm and i'm looking forward to a day of excellent speeches
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thank you how

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Conference Program

Welcome address
Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL
6 June 2019 · 9:48 a.m.
Introduction
James Larus, Dean of IC School, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 9:58 a.m.
Introduction
Jean-Pierre Hubaux, IC Research Day co-chair
6 June 2019 · 10:07 a.m.
Adventures in electronic voting research
Dan Wallach, Professor at Rice University, Houston, USA
6 June 2019 · 10:14 a.m.
When foes are friends: adversarial examples as protective technologies
Carmela Troncoso, Assistant Professor at EPFL
6 June 2019 · 11:09 a.m.
Low-Latency Metadata Protection for Organizational Networks
Ludovic Barman, LCA1|DeDiS, EPFL
6 June 2019 · noon
Interactive comparison-based search, and who-is-th.at
Daniyar Chumbalov, INDY 1, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:06 p.m.
Decentralized, Secure and Verifiable Data Sharing
David Froelicher, LCA1|DeDiS, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:09 p.m.
Communication Efficient Decentralised Machine Learning
Anastasia Koloskova, MLO, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:11 p.m.
Detecting the Unexpected via Image Resynthesis
Krzysztof Lis, CVLab, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:14 p.m.
Sublinear Algorithms for Graph Processing
Aida Mousavifar, THL4, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:16 p.m.
Protecting the Metadata of Your Secret Messages
Kirill Nikitin, DEDIS, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:18 p.m.
Teaching a machine learning algorithm faster
Farnood Salehi, INDY 2, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:21 p.m.
Secure Microarchitectural Design
Atri Bhattacharyya, PARSA/HexHive, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 12:23 p.m.
Security testing hard to reach code
Mathias Payer, Assistant Professor at EPFL
6 June 2019 · 1:50 p.m.
Best Research Presentation Award Ceremony
Bryan Ford, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Deirdre Rochat, EPFL
6 June 2019 · 3:54 p.m.