Idiap Research Institute

Idiap was founded in 1991 by the Town of Martigny, the State of Valais, EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), the University of Geneva, and Swisscom, with the support of the Dalle Molle Foundation. Inspired by Angelo Dalle Molle visionary approach, the institute’s vision is to promote quality of life through scientific progress made in relation to human and media computing.

The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research foundation based in Martigny (VS), in the Swiss Alps. Its activities encompass fundamental research, training (graduate and post-graduate level), and technology transfer activities in the area of artificial intelligence both theoretical and applied. Since 2008, Idiap has reinforced its connection with Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne through a joint development plan and a strategic alliance with the “ETH Domain”. Several of Idiap’s scientists hold an EPFL academic title and are teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. They also supervise students who pursue their doctoral thesis research at Idiap.

People Involved in the Project​

Lonneke van der Plas (Research Scientist and Affiliate Senior Lecturer)