Highlights
"Towards Intelligent Humanoids" released
01 October 2012
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We released "Towards Intelligent Humanoids", a video about our ongoing efforts to apply AI algorithms to create autonomous, adaptive, intelligent behaviors on a humanoid robot
10 August 2010

The Economist magazine published an article titled "Riders on a swarm" which describes how Ant Colony Optimisation is used in the real word.

27 April 2011

MobiCONA 2011: Best research paper award (E. N. Toklu and R. Montemanni)

5 August 2011

2011 Solomonoff AGI Theory Prize shared by M. Ring, IDSIA

5 August 2011

Our team won the IJCNN 2011 on-site Traffic Sign Recognition Competition (the only method outperforming humans)

6 August 2011

Kurzweil Prize for Best Paper of AGI 2011 (L. Gisslen, M. Luciw, V. Graziano, J. Schmidhuber)

11 August 2011

AAAI 2011 best video award forSwarmanoid, the movie, with contributions from IDSIA, IRIDIA, EPFL, ISTC.

21 September 2011

Our team won the ICDAR 2011 Chinese handwriting recognition competition

16 January 2012

Begin of ERC Starting Grant for F. Grandoni

20 January 2012

ZoomTalk at TEDx Lausanne by J. Schmidhuber on creative machines

5 March 2012

Our neural computer vision team won the ISBI 2012 Image Segmentation Challenge

13 June 2012

J. Schmidhuber features in a documentary of the series "Through the Wormhole" presented by Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel.

1 October 2012

We released "Towards Intelligent Humanoids", a video about our ongoing efforts to apply AI algorithms to create autonomous, adaptive, intelligent behaviors on a humanoid robot

23 November 2012

The NYT reports on recent advances in AI due to deep-learning programs, and it mentions the award winning algorithms developed by IDSIA

10 July 2013

Best paper award at the ECSQARU 2013 conference for IPG@IDSIA members A. Antonucci, C. Polpo de Campos, D. Huber and M. Zaffalon.

15 July 2013

AAAI 2013 Best Student Video Award for "Task Relevant Roadmaps for iCub Humanoid Robot", by M Stollenga, K Frank, J Leitner, L Pape, A Foerster, J Koutnik, J Schmidhuber

15 July 2013

D. Deratani Mauá won the Google best student paper award at the UAI 2013 conference - a joint work with C. Polpo de Campos, A. Benavoli and A. Antonucci.

2 August 2013

AGI 2013 Best Paper Award for B R Steunebrink, J Koutnik, K Thorisson, E Nivel, J Schmidhuber.

7 August 2013

J. Schmidhuber receives the 2013 Helmholtz Award from the International Neural Network Society

22 September 2013

Our Deep Learning won the MICCAI 2013 Grand Challenge on Mitosis Detection (important for cancer prognosis), through the efforts of D. C. Ciresan and A. Giusti

10 April 2014

A paper by Matteo Salani has been selected as one of the 10 best papers of the decade published on the journal Discrete Optimization

12 April 2014

Luca Maria Gambardella, director of IDSIA, has been interviewed by TeleTicino, a local TV channel, about his role as coordinator of the SUPSI research line "Intelligent Systems". Click on the link on the right hand side to watch the video.

15 April 2014

The talk of J. Schmidhuber about Deep Learning at ETHZ has been published.

3 June 2014

DeepMind is a start-up co-founded by former IDSIA's researcher Shane Legg

18 June 2014

Corriere del Ticino, a local newspaper, published a two-page article devoted to exploring IDSIA's research, explaining to the wider public how recent advances in AI can expand the ability of humans in tackling and solving complex problems (in Italian)

25 June 2014

Rete Tre radio interview (in Italian) with IDSIA's Andrea Emilio Rizzoli who is co-ordinating the EU FP7 Project SmartH2O

18 July 2014

IDSIA's B. Steunebrink and J. Schmidhuber are co-authors of the best paper at the Intelligent Systems & Agents conference (IADIS 2014), with E. Nivel, K. Thorisson, H. Dindo, G. Pezzulo, M. Rodriguez, C. Hernandez, D. Ognibene, R. Sanz, H. Helgason, A. Chella, G. Jonsson

2 August 2014

F. Grandoni and P. M. Mastrolilli organized the 7th Workshop on Flexible Network Design (FND'14). The workshop was held at USI in Lugano on July 28th-August 1st 2014. FND'14 was very successful, with over 70 participants coming from top universities of several different countries.

15 December 2014

A short interview to Luca Maria Gambardella and Andrea Emilio Rizzoli appeared on the "Azione" weekly magazine. In the interview (in Italian), Gambardella and Rizzoli discuss how intelligent system can help us in the daily management of resources such as electricity and water.

13 January 2015

During his 2014 graduate class at MIT on "Algorithmic Lower Bounds: Fun with Hardness Proofs", Prof. Erik Demaine describes some very recent results of Fabrizio Grandoni and his coauthors Amir Abboud and Virginia Vassilevska Williams, both from Stanford University (published in the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, 2015).

4 March 2015

Marco Zaffalon will deliver a keynote lecture at the forthcoming ECSQARU 2015 conference. The biennial ECSQARU conferences are a major forum for advances in the theory and practice of reasoning under uncertainty. Contributors are expected to come both from researchers interested in advancing the technology and from practitioners who are using uncertainty techniques in applications.

4 March 2015

Read the transcript of the many answers that Jürgen gave during the "Ask Me Anything" session on the popular Reddit platform

17 March 2015

Saturday March, 17th at Swissengineering Ticino 2015 ceremony awards, C. Valeri has been awarded by the best bachelor thesis of SUPSI Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative and A. Vescovi (IDSIA's MSc student) has been awarded by the Swissengineering Talent Ticino scholarship

3 April 2015

Roberto Montemanni will deliver a keynote speech at the forthcoming ICTTE 2015 conference. ICTTE is an annual meeting bringing together researchers working in traffic and transportation engineering. The 4th edition of the conference will be held in Madrid, Spain on the 24th and 25th of May.

22 May 2015

Roberto Montemanni will deliver a keynote speech at the forthcoming International conference of Applied Operations Research (ICAOR). The 7th edition of the conference will be held in Vienna, Austria from the 15th to the 17th of July 2015.

25 May 2015

Professor Enrique Miranda is spending a short research stay at IDSIA where he will collaborate with the Imprecise Probability Group.

10 August 2015

Jürgen Schmidhuber has been awarded by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society with the 2016 Neural Networks Pioneer award.

1 September 2015

SocialCar is an innovative project on intelligent transport systems aimed at improving everyday's personal mobility by integrating car pooling and public transport systems.

16 October 2015

Alessandro Antonucci and Giorgio Corani will organise, together with Cassio P. De Campos (Queen’s University Belfast), the eighth edition of the International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM 2016). PGM 2016 will be held in Lugano, on September 6-9, 2016. PGM is a high quality forum regarding the research on probabilistic graphical models. The conference proceedings will be published by the prestigious proceedings track of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR). Check the conference website for further information.

26 October 2015

The Recurrent Neural Networks developed by the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, USI-SUPSI) constitute the foundations of an important technological innovation announced recently by Google through an official release (http://googleresearch.blogspot.ch/2015/09/google-voice-search-faster-and-more.html) and financed by the Swiss National Fund for scientific research.

28 October 2015

We recently open-sourced a new neural networks library called Brainstorm, developed over the past year at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA by PhD students Klaus Greff and Rupesh Srivastava. Brainstorm is designed to make neural networks fast, flexible and fun. Lessons learned from earlier open source projects led to new design elements compatible with multiple platforms and computing backends. Brainstorm already has a robust base feature set, including support for recurrent neural networks (RNNs) such as LSTM, Clockwork, 2D Convolution/Pooling and Highway layers on CPU/GPU. All data is considered sequential, and RNNs are first-class citizens. The release of Brainstorm was very well received by the open source community. On Github, it became the top trending Python project, and was in the top 3 among all projects within a couple of days. We plan to continue to improve Brainstorm with the help of the community.

6 November 2015

Wednesday 4th of November, Franco Gervasoni, director of SUPSI, Luca Gambardella, director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Marco Borradori mayor of Lugano and Fathi Derder, promoter of the motion that called for the reintroduction of speed races of electrical vehicles, had a meeting with Patrick Aebischer, president of the Federal polytechnic school of Lausanne (EPFL) to discuss about the Swiss ePrix Lugano.

19 November 2015

IDSIA's scientific co-director Juergen Schmidhuber has been interviewed by Neue Zürcher Zeitung on Artificial Intelligence, Deep Neural Networks, and what the future beholds.

4 December 2015

The leading German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has interviewed Juergen Schmidhuber about AI and creativity, and how he wants to build a robot that is as creative as a human.

10 February 2016

A team of Swiss researchers have taught drones how to recognise and follow forest trails all by themselves. This research unlocks application of drones for search and rescue of people lost in wilderness areas. The research has been published IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and will be presented in May at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Stockholm.

22 February 2016

On the 9th of February, the Swiss broadcasting organisation RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana) aired live interviews from IDSIA. The focus was on current research activities and future projects. During the live broadcast, IDSIA's director L M Gambardella presented the many facets of our research activities

2 March 2016

Tom Dietterich, President of AAAI, the (American) Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, cited the work of the IDSIA researchers A. Antonucci and M. Zaffalon during his final speech at the 13th AAAI conference, held in February 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

2 May 2016

D. Ciresan has been interviewed by Nvidia for the 'CUDA in Action' Spotlights. During the interview Dan talks about his work on parallelizing Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) with the CUDA framework, about the research projects in which he is involved and his expertise on working on different GPU architectures like Tesla and Fermi.

4 May 2016

Roberto Montemanni will deliver a keynote speech on "ICT For Healthcare: Challenges And Solutions" at the forthcoming IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technology. The 4th edition of the conference will be held in Bandung, Indonesia from the 25th to the 27th of May 2016.

6 May 2016

Thanks to a grant from Simio LLC, SUPSI IDSIA uses the Simio discrete event simulation software for eductational purposes and for not-for-profit research. The value of the grant can be estimated in 120'000 USD.

18 May 2016

IDSIA's co-director has been interviewed by the TV Show "Through the Wormhole". The successful American science documentary television series is narrated and hosted by American actor Morgan Freeman.

21 June 2016

This year the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, USI-SUPSI) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the partnership with Armasuisse, Science and Technology, the federal office in charge of the development of military decision-support systems for the armed forces. “We are grateful to the IDSIA research group for their excellent contribution and we are very happy to continue this collaboration to face the new challenges posed by the future” says Philippe Luginbühl, Risk Assessment Project Manager of Armasuisse. The Armasuisse Science and Technology Unit is in charge of the technological services used by the army; particular importance is given to the development of tools for risk analysis and security evaluation.

28 August 2016

The SmartH2O Summer School on Smart Systems for Urban Water Demand Management has been held on August 22-25 in the Monte Verità, Switzerland. The program focused on managing household water demand using ICT and smart economics: from monitoring consumption with innovative smart meters, to profiling users’ behaviour, to understanding how different stimuli can nudge behavioural change, and, finally, how integrated ICT solutions can be adopted by water utilities.

29 August 2016

A. Antonucci and G. Corani will organize the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM 2016). The workshop will be held at USI in Lugano on September 6-9, 2016. PGM will host over 70 participants coming from top universities of several different countries.

1 September 2016

«Der Mensch wird keine dominante Rolle mehr spielen» Zum Auftakt unserer neuen Serie über die Digitalisierung sprechen wir mit Jürgen Schmidhuber, einem führenden Erforscher der künstlichen Intelligenz.

18 September 2016

The Geneva newspaper runs a two-page interview with IDSIA's director on the history of the institute and its current prominent role in AI research

15 November 2016

The prize was accepted by Luca Maria Gambardella and Jürgen Schmidhuber during an official ceremony in Luzern, attended by more that 800 representatives of the Swiss academic and industrial world.

28 November 2016

An international recognition for IDSIA

29 November 2016

The influential US newspaper runs a long piece on its front page. Juergen was interviewed by the Pulitzer winning journalist John Markoff.

3 January 2017

An interview with J. Schmidhuiber on the "Cooperazione" magazine.

10 January 2017

Marco Zaffalon of IDSIA will moderate a panel discussion at the "Silicon Valley meets Switzerland". The topic will be Machine Learning & AI.

16 January 2017

Juergen Schmidhuber has been interviewed by Blick, and he discusses how reinforcement learning plays a role in training the robots of the future.

29 March 2017

Andrea Emilio Rizzoli will present at Asconosc(i)enza 2017 the results of the SmartH2O project.

4 July 2017

enCOMPASS is an Horizon2020 project, which is the largest EU research programme with the aim of promoting an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The latest issue of the enCOMPASS project newsletter is now available for readers willing to save energy in a fun and effective way.

18 September 2017

Fabrizio Grandoni of IDSIA has been awarded the EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize 2017 for outstanding papers in the area of multivariate algorithmics together with Fedor V. Fomin (University of Bergen, Norway) and Dieter Kratsch (Université de Lorraine - Metz, France) for their paper A Measure & Conquer Approach for the Analysis of Exact Algorithms Journal of the ACM 65 (5): Article 25, 2009.

27 October 2017

In this video interview (in Italian) for tvsvizzera.it, Luca introduces the new AI Master that began this Fall at USI.

1 November 2017

The enCOMPASS project on the road to user engagement

3 November 2017

The scientific co-director of IDSIA has been invited to deliver a talk on the future of AI at the forthcoming Falling Walls conference in Berlin.

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