Dr. Jan Kerschgens

“CIS Introduction”

 Friday March 10, 2023 | Time 8:45am CET

EPFL launched the Center for Intelligent Systems (EPFL CIS) in October 2019. This center is a joint initiative of the schools ENACICSB, STI and SV  that integrates research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotics to foster integrative research streams leading to the development of Intelligent Systems. Intelligent Systems perceive their environment, can learn from the data they collect and adapt to the changing world around them. Intelligent Systems can take many forms. When available, such systems will have profound implications for many areas including manufacturing, transportation, commerce, employment, healthcare, government, legal, security, privacy, and education.

Six integrative research pillars have already been launched since the inception of CIS: “AI for Medicine”, “Intelligent Assistive Robotics”, “Decentralized edge AI Infrastructure”, “Digital Twin”, “AI for Molecular Design” and “AI for Environmental Processes”. Furthermore, the EPFL Center for Intelligent Systems supports its 80+ associated professors in their teaching and training mission of future engineers/scientists.

In addition, the EPFL CIS serves as a “one-stop-shop” for questions from industry, society and politics on the topics of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics and pro-actively promotes technology transfer from research to society and industry by organizing thematic conferences such as the EPFL Digital Twin Days in November 2021. Finally, through its work and contacts, the CIS integrates EPFL into European and international research and excellence networks.