ELLIS is a European Laboratory whose objective is to gather expertise around Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems. It is built on an ensemble of ELLIS Units that have demonstrated research excellence in this area. EPFL hosts one of the first such ELLIS units in synergy with the EPFL AI Center.

The mission of ELLIS is to benefit Europe in two ways:

  1. ELLIS wants the best basic research to be performed in Europe, to enable Europe to shape how machine learning and modern AI change the world.
  2. ELLIS wants to have economic impact and create jobs in Europe, and believe this is achieved by outstanding and free basic research, independent of industry interests.