News
7 December 2023

On December 7 2023, Cognitive Inspect (https://cognitiveai.carrd.co/) ranked second in the 2023 Boldbrain Startup Challenge, and was awarded a 30’000 CHF cash prize. The startup was founded by IDSIA PhD student Dario Mantegazza, and since October 2023, it has been in the pre-incubation phase at the USI Startup Centre. Cognitive Inspect aims to provide an automated Visual Anomaly Detection service for industries that deploy robotized inspection processes.

4 December 2023

Ticinoscienza, il giornale online che informa sulle attività di ricerca, pubblica e privata nel Canton Ticino, ha lanciato una collaborazione con IDSIA USI-SUPSI per fare luce su alcuni aspetti della intelligenza artificiale, una disciplina sempre più sotto i riflettori, ma che non è solo "ChatGPT". Il primo contributo, di Elena Buson, presenta lo studio di Loris Roveda su di una interfaccia innovativa uomo-robot basata sulla lettura dei segnali cerebrali. Altri argomenti saranno presentati nelle prossime edizioni con una cadenza mensile.

15 November 2023

Marco Zaffalon, scientific director of IDSIA, has attended the Lighthouse event "Generative AI - the next revolution?" which have been organised by UBS. Marco has take part in a panel discussion on the potential of generative AI alongside with Ulrich Homann (Microsoft), Louise Herring (McKinsey), and Claire Corish (UBS).

6 November 2023

Laura Azzimonti, docente e ricercatrice all’Istituto Dalle Molle, è stata intervistata dal settimanale "Azione" e ci spiega come l’IA sia già una realtà al servizio della salute e quale sia il suo potenziale di sviluppo.

6 November 2023

While it might sound a bit incestuous that a Dalle Molle institute receives a Dalle Molle prize, actually the Dalle Molle Foundation is a totally independent organisation and we are pleased to announce that we received the prize from "Fondation Dalle Molle pour la qualité de la vie" for our project "Remotely-assisted Enhanced Mirror Therapy (REMiT)" presenting our idea of telerehabilitation. Our tool uses virtual reality and a hand exoskeleton to enhance mirror therapy for the recovery of lost hand functionalities. By allowing remote connection to the virtual therapy environment, we aim to improve the conditions of both patients and therapists. Congratulations to our IDSIA colleagues Gabriele Abbate and Alessandro Giusti, and Luca Randazzo (from Emovo Care)

17 October 2023

Ph.D. student Elia Cereda, Prof. Alessandro Giusti, and Dr. Daniele Palossi received the Best Paper Award for their paper “Secure Deep Learning-based Distributed Intelligence on Pocket-sized Drones” at the 2nd Workshop on Security and Privacy in Connected Embedded Systems (SPICES) during the ACM EWSN’23 conference in Rende, Italy, 25-27 September 2023. Our work proposes a secure computational paradigm for deep learning workloads that allows resource-constrained devices, such as nano-drones, to take advantage of powerful remote computation nodes while preserving security against external attackers.

16 October 2023

Loris Roveda, senior researcher at IDSIA, has co-authored the article "Brain-computer interface for robot control with eye artifacts for assistive applications" which was published on Springer's Nature Scientific Reports. The proposed study has developed a new brain-computer interface (BCI) that enables the control of an assistive robot through electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, specifically utilizing impulses generated by eye movement. The methodology was designed to allow individuals with disabilities to interact with the surrounding environment through an assistive robot.

26 September 2023

On the 26th of September IDSIA celebrated 35 years of research with a dedicated event held on the USI-SUPSI Campus. Here you can find a short press review highlighting some of the key moments.

2 August 2023

Our affiliated member Francesco Flammini is one of the co-authors of the paper titled "Evaluating Machine Learning approaches for Cyber and Physical anomalies in SCADA systems" that was awarded the Best Innovation Paper Award at the IEEE CSR 2023 conference.

14 July 2023

Cesare Alippi, Professor and Pro-rector for internationalisation at Università della Svizzera italiana and Scientific Director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA USI-SUPSI), has been selected to receive the Enrique Ruspini Meritorious Service Award 2024 "for services to educational and international activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society".

13 July 2023

Prof. Fabrizio Grandoni, his current Ph.D. student Miguel Bosch Calvo and his former Ph.D. student Afrouz Jabal Ameli received the best paper award for their paper "A 4/3 Approximation for 2-Vertex Connectivity" at the 50th EATCS International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), held in Paderborn, Germany, 10-14 July 2023. ICALP is widely considered the most important European conference in Theoretical Computer Science.

6 June 2023

Many people get nauseous when using virtual reality (VR) devices. For emerging spaces like the metaverse to succeed, tech companies need to solve this problem. The online magazine Swissinfo.ch has reported how the research group of Professor Didyk explores solutions to prevent these undesirable situations.

15 May 2023

The MoneyMag web magazine has interviewed our Dr Fabio Rinaldi, head of the NLP group at IDSIA, on the current topic of potential unwanted future evolutions of AI algorithms and tried to understand what is really scaring us and fuelling the public debate.

9 May 2023

The IDSIA researcher Asad Shahid delivers a short talk at the event titled "Industria 4.0: tecnologia e incentivi a supporto dell'innovazione in Ticino" which will also see interventions from other SUPSI DTI institutes and local industries.

6 May 2023

The Swiss Operations Research Days offer a chance for academics from Switzerland and specialists from Swiss businesses and government agencies to learn about one another's work and research interests and to share the most recent advancements and results. The purpose is to share expertise, encourage teamwork, launch new initiatives, and exchange stimulating discussions. The Swiss OR Days 2023 will take place in Lugano (TI) from June 22nd to June 23rd, 2023. Please save the date and visit https://ordays2023.idsia.ch/ for further information, registration is now open.

26 April 2023

Alessandro Giusti has represented IDSIA at the Space Community Days Switzerland 2023 which were he'd on the 25th and 26th of Aprile at Bern Expo. The event was packed with presentations rom various research groups active in pace research in Switzerland, and it was great occasion for IDSIA researchers to learn about the future opportunities for participation in ESA (European Space Agency) programmes.

23 April 2023

"La Domenica", the local weekly supplement to Il Corriere del Ticino published an interview with Prof Andrea Danani head of the computational biophysics group of IDSIA USI-SUPSI.

22 April 2023

Our researcher Daniele Malpetti attended the final event of the “Swiss Youth in Science” national competition, held on April 23rd in Sankt Gallen. The event featured the top high school graduation projects in Switzerland competing for awards.

16 March 2023

The Ticino Scienza online magazine has published a commentary by Sandra Mitrovic, IDSIA researcher, on how text snippets generated by the now world-famous neural network can be detected with the use of yet another neural network.

13 March 2023

Marco Zaffalon has been interviewed by the weekly magazine "Azione" on ChatGpt and its potential as a tool to support us rather than to challenge our capabilities.

1 March 2023

As part of the Swiss TecLadies mentoring project sponsored by SATW, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, IDSIA researchers welcomed some project participants, mostly 2nd graders, particularly interested in the topic of Artificial Intelligence, along with their mentors.

23 February 2023

Horizons, the Swiss research magazine, featured an interview with IDSIA's Jürgen Schmidhuber in the article titled "Of supercomputers and chestnut forests: a trip to Ticino".

14 February 2023

Our IDSIA colleague Michael Wand will deliver a presentation titled "Künstliche Intelligenz in der Reha" (AI in Rehabilitation) for the Thurgauische Naturforschende Gesellschaft.

7 February 2023

IDSIA has won the bid to organize the ICANN (International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks) 2024! The event will take place on our own premises from September 17 to September 20 2024, and we are proud and honored to be able to embark on this exciting project. The key persons involved in this exciting project are Jürgen Schmidhuber and Igor Tetko (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany) as General Chairs, and Andrea Rizzoli and Michael Wand as chairss of the Local Organising Committee. We have also the support of professors Alessandro Giusti, Cesare Alippi (IDSIA USI-SUPSI), and Vittorio Limongelli (USI INF) in the scientific committee. We are sure that the ICANN 2024 will be a great success, and a showcase for IDSIA. We therefore invite you to keep this date fixed on your calendar, to spread the word to your colleagures, and when the time comes, to submit your own papers. In case you are interested, also consider this year's ICANN, taking place in Heraklion, Greece, from September 26 to September 29 (https://e-nns.org/icann2023).

6 February 2023

Marco Zaffalon, scientific director of IDSIA USI-SUPSI, took part in a panel discussion during the broadcast "60 minuti" of RSI, the national television channel of Italian speaking Switzerland. During the debate, moderated by the journalist Reto Ceschi, Marco discussed with Prisca Quadroni Renella, a lawyer expert in ethical and legal aspects of AI, and Giangiorgio Gargantini, a trade union representative, of the present and future impact of AI algorithms on our lives.

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