The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Inria international lab brings together academic teams from two of the major actors in computer science in Europe to work on joint research project in large-scale computer systems.
Internet continues to revolutionize all sectors of our societies, how we communicate, inform, entertain, consume and even interact. The increasing data volume, the explosion of social networks and the applications of the cloud bring new challenges and make Internet a scientific and strategic rich field for the whole economy.
The ambition of this collaboration between Inria and EPFL is to work together on issues such as collecting and processing large amounts of data, respecting privacy, or personalizing and using Internet services. Research will focus on both the practical and theoretical aspects of these subjects: from computer languages to program verification, from studies of complexity to system design and deployment.
« The implementation of this partnership is fully in line with the Institute’s strategy to develop collaborations with the best academic partners in Europe and the world. This partnership will allow us to launch new collaborations involving the researchers of the two organizations and to increase their impact on the strategic field of the digital sciences. », Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of Inria.
« The processing and exploitation of massive quantities of computer data becomes not only an essential societal issue, but also an extraordinary opportunity to generate new knowledge in fields as varied as, for example, the understanding of the human brain or digital humanities. The tools to be developed in this framework are at the heart of EPFL’s areas of excellence and we are pleased to partner with Inria to further advance this field of research.», Patrick Aebischer, EPFL President.