It’s a celebration!

Discover our upcoming events to mark the 20th anniversary of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences and join us in celebrating this important milestone.

Saturday, November 5th 2022, from 10:00 to 21:30, EPFL SPOT & Rolex Learning Center Forum

A message from our Dean

This year, the School of Computer and Communication Sciences celebrates its 20th anniversary, a significant milestone in a field that has been transformed over the past two decades. Over this time thousands of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students have graduated and gone on to make significant contributions to our field, in both academia and the private sector.

Our School now counts 56 laboratories, five research and associate research centers – the Center for Intelligent Systems, the Center for Digital Trust, the Scala CenterEcoCloud, and the Swiss Data Science Center and boasts the creation of 68 start-ups and counting. There is no sign of slowing down. We have had the highest student growth rate among all EPFL Schools for the 5th year running and will likely soon be the second largest EPFL School student wise.

From the next revolution in quantum computing, to new paradigms in security, or fascinating problems at the interface with Life Sciences (SV), our School is at the forefront of leading research that will change our world. We are proud of the brilliant minds that make us extremely well positioned for the challenges that lie ahead.

I especially look forward to seeing our alumni on Saturday November 5 for a 20th anniversary event that celebrates our School. Be inspired by a series of TED-like talks on the latest issues in computer and communication sciences as well as demos, visits and a gala dinner with high-profile guest speakers.

Thank you for helping us to celebrate 20 years and build the foundations for the next 20! 


   Rüdiger Urbanke, Dean IC


Special events on November 5

From inspiring talks on burning issues in computer science such as demystifying cryptocurrencies and the deepfake arms race, visits to our brand new data center, an evening spent with alumni guest speakers and a stand-up comedian (yes, an alumni as well!), the 20th anniversary celebration program has something for everyone.

Capture the Flag (CTF) is a security oriented competition where teams try to solve challenges in various domains (cryptography, binary exploitation, reverse engineering, web hacking and others). Together with the polygl0ts team, we’re launching the first edition of LakeCTF hosted by EPFL and open to every team in the world.  


Where are they now?


Our annual events

February 28 – March 4, 2022

ASPLOS is the premier forum for interdisciplinary systems research, intersecting computer architecture, hardware and emerging technologies.

March 21 – 22, 2022

Our Open House for admitted EDIC fellowship students.

March 26 – 30, 2022

The Applied Machine Learning Days at EPFL are an amazing five-day programme on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

May 4, 2022

CLIC is organising the third edition of the IC Boost Day, a day dedicated to the students of the IC Faculty with interview simulations including the preparation of CVs, as well as various conferences and finally meetings with EPFL alumni.

June 29 – July 01, 2022

A meeting of experts in various fields of mathematics and computer science related to machine learning theory.

October 4 -7, 2022 

ScalaCon is a collaborative project presented by the team behind Scala eXchange and Scala Days!

The Scala Days is the main Scala conference, with two editions per year, abouts 1500 participants, co-hosted by EPFL and the Scala Center.

20 years IC Visuals

Find the logos and email signatures designed especially for the 20th anniversary of the IC School – EPFL access only