Category: research

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 (…)

A Wearable System for Real-Time Detection of Epileptic Seizures

biomedical, health, internetofthings, research

The EPFL Technology Transfer Office has released the following information about e-Glass, a groundbreaking device for epileptic seizure detection, which is open for license. Read more about our work on epilepsy monitoring Despite recent advances in anti-epileptic drugs, one-third of the people with epilepsy continuous to experience seizures. e-Glass is a new wearable system for (…)

David Atienza interviewed on the future of data centers

research, servers

Prof.  David Atienza explained to HiPEAC why sustainable computing represents much more than just energy efficiency, and argues that a much more targeted use of computing is the way forward: We need to dramatically change the way we build and use computers

Talk on monitoring and managing data centers with IoT

internetofthings, presentationvideo, research, servers

Prof. David Atienza gave a talk at the Intelligent Maintenance Conference which was held at EPFL in September. Prof. David Atienza examined the inefficient monitoring and management of data centers, and how they can impact both energy costs for the sustainability of our planet and the reliability of data center services. In this talk he (…)

x-heep – designing healthcare devices of the future

biomedical, health, internetofthings, research

The advancement of continuous healthcare monitoring depends on the development of new and more efficient ultra-low power wearable platforms as well as new algorithms. However, the teams that develop the algorithms are usually not the same as those that design the platforms, thus, optimization opportunities are often lost in the way. Not less importantly, the (…)

ESL Open Days


We had a stand at the Open Days, in the Electricity building. It was a great success: thanks to all involved.

epiPhone – discretely monitoring brain activity

health, internetofthings, presentationvideo, research, wearable

We are proud to present epiPhone, a discreet headset which can monitor brain activity and transmit the data in real time. Today, epilepsy is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. However, no reliable wearable device currently exists for real-time epileptic seizure detection. One of the main challenges (…)

Sensemodi and Nespresso challenge presented at Engineering Industry Day

biomedical, health, internetofthings, research, wearable

Jérôme Thevenot, Matteo Feo and David Atienza participated in the EPFL Engineering Industry Day at the SwissTech on Thursday, 8th March. Jérôme presented ESL spin-off Sensemodi, featuring an in-motion, knee diagnosis platform. David and Matteo presented the Nespresso challenge, where ESL addressed the need to use Machine Learning enabled Artificial Intelligence to identify coffee capsules (…)

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 (…)

Containergy: a new tool for next generation workload management

research, servers

ESL is proud to present Containergy, a new performance evaluation and profiling tool that uses software containers to perform application runtime assessment, providing energy and performance profiling data. It is focused on energy efficiency for next generation workloads and IT infrastructure. Read more here