As our School celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we have launched a new video series showcasing global alumni achievements.

From New York to Atlanta and Zurich to Morges, EPFL’s thousands of Bachelor, Master, and PhD students over the years have gone on to make significant contributions in both academia and the private sector.

In computer and communication sciences, a field that has driven this century’s technology revolution and changed the way we live, follow the journey of graduates who have chosen to stay in academia at some of the best universities in the world, and discover what EPFL alumni are doing at Google X – The Moonshot Factory and IBM, among others.

“The success of our alumni globally reflects that from the next revolution in quantum computing, to new paradigms in security, or fascinating problems at the interface with Life Sciences, our School is at the forefront of leading research that will change our world. We are proud of the impact and influence that so many of our students go on to have,” says Professor Rüdiger Urbanke, Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences.


To kick off this series, meet Alexandros Daglis, an IC alumnus and now Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where his research focuses on making huge data centers more efficient.

This week, meet Assia Garbinato who is on a mission! She heads digital innovation at Romande Energie, the electricity distributor for the Swiss canton of Vaud. Having obtained her PhD in Computer and Communication Sciences in 2000, she looks back at EPFL as a cosmopolitan world of knowledge.

Marc Stoecklin heads the AI for Cybersecurity Operations research activities at IBM, with a focus on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to automated threat management. As an EPFL alumnus, Marc encourages current students to be curious and follow their passions!

In this episode, meet Immanuel Trummer is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University where he loves the freedom that academia offers in choosing which problems to work on.

Meet Nada Amin, EPFL alumni and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University where she explores new ways of computer programming.

Miranda Kreković is a software engineer at Google Zurich where she works on developing metrics for YouTube.


The second part of our series will be published in February. Stay tuned!

All the videos below are available on our EPFL YouTube channel. Click here to access them.