2017 Contest Exhibition

The ACCES Visualization Contest series aims to foster a culture of insightful and visually-engaging representations of scientific / engineering computational concepts and solutions, and solicits contributions from all students and post-docs of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).   ____________________________________________________________________________________

All the contest entries will be exhibited as follows:

ME-D Entrance Hall: 26 February to 15 March 2018

BC Atrium: 16 March to 21 March 2018 (with Teaching Computational Thinking 2018)

ACCES web site: from 26 February 2018 (in ACCES Visualization Gallery)


Award Ceremony

The contest entries were evaluated on the following criteria:

  • their creativity, clarity and aesthetics,
  • their visual communication of scientific / engineering concepts,
  • their effective use of Computational Thinking to formulate the solution that is visualized.

Each category was evaluated independently, with the best entries awarded a monetary prize (1000, 500 and 250 CHF for each category) and an award certificate. Selected entries will also be exhibited in a prominent place on the EPFL campus for an extended period of time.

The Award Ceremony was held on:

26 February 2018 at 12:15 pm in the Entrance Hall of the ME-D building.

Category winners gave a short presentation of their entries. The ceremony provided the opportunity to view all the entries in the static, dynamic and interactive categories. 

Photos: Nathalie Jongen

Jury members

The following are gratefully acknowledged for the time and effort required to evaluate each of the entries.

  • Kirell Benzi (Kirelion)
  • W. Craig Carter (MIT)
  • Nicolas Henchoz (EPFL+ECAL)
  • Simon Henein (STI-EPFL)
  • Jan Hesthaven (SB-EPFL Dean)
  • Camille Scherrer (EPFL Artist on Campus)
  • Laurence-Isaline Stahl-Gretsch (Musée d’histoire des sciences, Genève)
  • Sabine Süsstrunk (DHI-EPFL)

and for the Special Mention in Computational Thinking:

  • Roland Tormey (CAPE-EPFL)


The 2017 ACCES Visualization Contest was provided sponsorship and assistance by:


NCCR MARVEL: The National Competence Centre in Research on
Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials


​​​​SCITAS: Scientific IT and Application Support


Further information
You may address any questions or concerns to:    

Dr Mark L. Sawley 
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 
ELB 113, Station 11 
CH-1015 Lausanne / Switzerland    

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +41 21 693 6965