Prof. Marcel Salathé

CIS – “Get to know your neighbors” Seminar Series

Crowdsourcing ML +Applied Machine Learning Days (AMLD).

Marcel Salathé, head of the Prof. Salathé Group (SV/IC)

Monday, Sept 27, 2021 3:15 – 4:15pm (CEST)


Using applied ML on a regular basis in non-CS projects is a challenge. Even straightforward applications of ML, such as image recognition, require continuous development and maintenance, which is costly and not generally rewarded in academia. To address this problem, I will demonstrate the concrete use of an ML crowdsourcing platform (AIcrowd, a spinoff from my lab) to continuously develop food recognition algorithms that are used on a daily basis in health and clinical cohorts. I’ll also give a brief update on Applied Machine Learning Days (AMLD).

Marcel Salathé is an associate professor at SV and IC. Before joining EPFL in 2015, he was an assistant professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pen State. Prior to that, he did a postdoc at Stanford and obtained his PhD at ETHZ. The digital epidemiology lab is based in Geneva at Campus Biotech and focusses increasingly on personalized nutrition.