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EPFL computer scientists flag global hardware security vulnerability

— Researchers in the HexHive and Parallel Systems Architecture (PARSA) laboratories of EPFL's School of Computer and Communication Sciences, in collaboration with IBM researchers, have identified a widespread computer security vulnerability affecting laptop, desktop and server hardware.

EPFL and ETHZ introduce a joint Master's degree in Cyber Security

— The two technical universities have teamed up to offer a new Master’s program that will train cyber security engineers. The program will kick off in the 2019–20 school year.

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.

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