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EPFL software mines rich medical data while keeping it secure

— MedCo, developed in the lab of EPFL professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux in collaboration with professor Bryan Ford’s DEDIS lab and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), is the first operational system to protect sensitive patient data – including genetic information – so that it can be used collectively for crucial medical research.

EPFL data systems innovation stands the test of time

— A prestigious award recently won by professors Anastasia Ailamaki of the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory (DIAS) and Babak Falsafi of the Parallel Systems Architecture Laboratory (PARSA) for innovations in database storage management is a testament to the robustness and foresight of their research.

EPFL and ETHZ host first Swiss Blockchain Winter School

— The first Swiss Blockchain Winter School took place in picturesque Interlaken from February 11-14, drawing 120 students, researchers, and representatives from industry. Equal parts school and problem-solving forum, the event’s 20-plus expert speakers addressed the latest developments and challenges in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

Carmela Troncoso wins Google Security and Privacy Research Award

— Troncoso, a tenure-track assistant professor in the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), was honored by Google for her work on digital privacy and security machine learning.

Two IC laboratories win support from Open Science Fund

— EPFL’s Open Science Fund, launched in September 2018 by EPFL president Martin Vetterli, has selected projects from the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) and Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (LSIR) in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) for its first round of support.

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