19 February 2020

Sumedha Uniyal, who was a Ph.D. student at IDSIA between 2013 and 2017, passed away on Wednesday 19th February 2020 morning.

1 April 2020

USI and SUPSI, aware of the growing importance of artificial intelligence and related research fields, have renewed the framework agreement for the support and development of the joint Institute IDSIA. The Institute has been operating in Ticino for 30 years and is recognised in Switzerland and internationally for its scientific expertise and the many achievements and awards received by its researchers.

8 April 2020

IDSIA's Alessandro Facchini presents in this video the new Bachelor in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to prospective students (in Italian)

15 April 2020

The paper "Temporal Embeddings and Transformer Models for Narrative" authored by Vani Kanjirangat, Simone Mellace and Alessandro Antonucci, all of them from IDSIA, received the best paper award at the Third International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts Proceedings (https://text2story20.inesctec.pt). This work presents a novel deep learning approach to narrative text understanding based on dynamic trajectories modelling the relations between characters in novels and short stories.

5 June 2020

Directeur scientifique de l’Institut Dalle Molle à Lugano, celui qu’on appelle parfois le «parrain de l’IA» est à l’origine d’applications utilisées des milliards de fois chaque jour, telles la reconnaissance vocale et la traduction automatique

1 October 2020

DigitalSwitzerland, in collaboration with Bilanz and Handelszeitung, has identified the 100 people advancing Switzerland on its journey to become a leading global digital hub of innovation. This year IDSIA's Luca Maria Gambardella has been included in the prestigious list.

13 October 2020

Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI (IDSIA), was interviewed by RSI TV in the context of a cycle of episodes dedicated to AI, a discipline of which he is considered a pioneer and one of the leading exponents.

27 October 2020

On Friday 23 October 2020 a delegation from the Swiss Studies Foundation visited the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI as part of the initiative "Univers Suisse: Ticino open to the world".

30 October 2020

Linda van der Gaag has been awarded the title of SUPSI Professor and she will remain active at IDSIA. Linda has been a full professor at the University of Utrecht where she was the head of department at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences, before joining IDSIA in 2019.

13 November 2020

The paper titled “Machine-Learning Method for Quality of Transmission Prediction of Unestablished Lightpaths” by Rottondi, C., Barletta, L,, Giusti, A. and Tornatore, M. has received the Charles Kao Award for the Best Optical Communications & Networking Paper. The first author Cristina Rottondi, a former IDSIA member, worked on this paper while at IDSIA in collaboration with Alessandro Giusti. We congratulate all the authors. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8293995

1 December 2020

Prof. Andrea Danani together with his collaborators Gianvito Grasso and Filip Stojceski has contributed to a new paper published on the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) entitled "TAT-RasGAP 317-326 kills cells by targeting inner leaflet-enriched phospholipids". This interdisciplinary study coordinated by Prof. Widmann at UNIL, has involved several institutes located in Germany, Switzerland, France and the United States. The research clarified the mechanisms by which a peptide able to penetrate cell membranes (TAT-RASGAP 317-326), manages to kill tumor cells in a manner that does not involve known programmed cell death pathways. The study paves the way for a possible application of this peptide as a supplement of existing anticancer therapies "

4 December 2020

The Management of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) has appointed Prof. Andrea Emilio Rizzoli as the new Director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA USI-SUPSI). As foreseen in the context of the agreement between the two institutions, the appointment as Director of IDSIA implies the appointment as Aggregate Professor of the Faculty of Informatics of the Università della Svizzera italiana. This double appointment lays the best foundations for a close collaboration between USI and SUPSI in a field of growing scientific interest for both institutions.