Category: achievements

Best Poster award for Epilsepsy Monitoring Framework

achievements, biomedical, health, research

Dr Jonathan Dan has received the a Best Paper Award at Data Science for the Sciences (DS4S), a conference organized by the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) and the University of Bern (UniBE). SzCORE is a framework for the validation of epileptic seizure detection algorithms, another step forward in the ongoing research carried out at (…)

David Atienza appointed ACM CSUR Editor-in-Chief


David Atienza, head of the Embedded Systems Lab in the School of Engineering, has been named Editor-in-Chief of the journal Computing Surveys (CSUR) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). CSUR is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes surveys of and tutorials on areas of computing research or practice. With an impact factor of 16.6, it (…)

HEEPocrates featured in EUROPRACTICE report

achievements, biomedical, internetofthings, research, wearable

An article on the HEEPocrates chip has been published in the EUROPRACTICE Activity Report 2023. EUROPRACTICE was launched by the European Commission in 1995 as a successor of EUROCHIP (1989-1995) to enhance European industrial competitiveness in the global market. A detailed breakdown of the chip and its component processes and features is presented in the (…)

School of Engineering award for Lara Orlandic


Lara Orlandic of the Embedded Systems Lab has been awarded the School of Engineering’s Teaching Assistant Award. Lara was the head teaching assistant for the Machine Learning course. It is one of the largest Master’s courses at EPFL, with over 500 students. She managed a team of 26 Teaching Assistants to coordinate lab exercise teaching, (…)

X-HEEP community is growing fast: X-Agora at EPFL

achievements, internetofthings, memory, research, wearable

The Internet of Things is expanding at an incredible rate, and consequently demands for ever smaller intelligent hardware are constantly increasing. The Embedded Systems Lab has collaborated with other EPFL teams and EcoCloud to design X-HEEP: a RISC-V chip which is aimed at tiny platforms with big jobs to do. The X-HEEP platform is open (…)

Flavio Ponzina presents paper on edge AI acceleration at Embedded Systems Week

achievements, internetofthings, memory, presentationvideo, research, servers

Dr Flavio Ponzina, who recently defended his PhD thesis on Hardware-Software co-design Methodologies for Edge AI Optimization, presented a paper entitled “Overflow-free compute memories for edge AI acceleration” at Embedded Systems Week, which took place in Hamburg. The video of his presentation is below: 

New framework for Epilepsy Benchmarks presented at MHDTE

achievements, biomedical, health, internetofthings, research

Yesterday we presented our work on a unified framework for the validation of epileptic seizure detection algorithms at MHDTE. This should finally give us the tools to build a benchmark of the best algorithms. Check it out on

ACM Fellow Prof. Atienza: Shaping Sustainable Computing & Edge AI

achievements, internetofthings, research, thermalaware, thermalsoc

David Atienza, director of the EPFL EcoCloud Center, was interviewed by the organisation Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) on the occasion of a presentation that he gave as a Distinguished Speaker and Fellow. Here is a summary of that conversation. While a core focus of your research has been embedded systems, you have branched out (…)

Pengbo Yu and Marco Rios win Teaching Assistant Award


Congratulations to doctoral assistants Pengbo Yu and Marco Rios, who have won the School of Engineering’s Teaching Assistant Award. This award is an initiative of the School of Engineering of EPFL to reward exceptional involvement of PhD students in the lectures given in the Bachelor and Master cycles of the four sections of the School. (…)

David Atienza elected ACM Fellow

achievements, research

Prof. David Atienza has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in recognition of: “the design of high-performance integrated systems and ultra-low power edge circuits and architectures.” The full list of recipients can be found here. New York, NY, January 18, 2023 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has (…)