EPFL launched a Center for Intelligent Systems
EPFL has launched a Centre for Intelligent Systems (actu EPFL, May 2020). This brings together expertise from Computer Science, Engineering and Basic Science. On the steering committee of the centre serve professors of mathematics Emmanuel Abbé (Chair of MDS), Daniel Kressner (Chair of ANCHP) and Sofia Olhede (Chair of SDS).
EPFL has unique expertise across Science, Computer Science and Engineering, making this an ideal location to launch such a centre. The expertise in mathematics brought to the steering committee, from data science (Abbé and Olhede), to numerical algorithms and high-performance computing (Kressner), reflects the breadth of the area.
A project has been proposed by Professor Abbé and other professors at EPFL - amongst them, two are in mathematics. The project, called Cardiac Digital Twins and Culprit Lesion Detection, is about using different expertises at EPFL, in particular, machine learning, data science, numerical models and signal processing, to improve the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and to assist doctors in their medical predictions using intelligent systems. It will be a joint project between EPFL and hospitals, in particular the CHUV.
In the upcoming months, the centre will host talks (such as the CIS get to your neighbour series) and directly engage in interdisciplinary research.