Swiss Joint Research Center Workshop 2020


The 7th annual workshop of the Swiss Joint Research Centre, a collaborative engagement between Microsoft Research and ETH Zurich and EPFL, will take place January 29-30, 2020 at EPFL in Lausanne. Each of the twelve project teams will provide an update on their project and engage in project team discussions and wider networking activities.

More information on current and past projects can be found here.

The draft agenda is available on the agenda tab.


Day 1 – Wednesday, January 29

Time Session Speaker Institution
12:00 – 13:30 Swiss JRC Workshop
Registration and Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche Microsoft
Session 1 Mixed Reality and AI
13:45 – 14:15 Monitoring, Modeling, and Modifying Dietary Habits and Nutrition Based on Large-Scale Digital Traces Kristina Gligorić EPFL
14:15 – 14:45 The ‘Seen but Unnoticed’ Vocabulary of Natural Touch: Revolutionizing Device Interaction via Embodied Sensing Christian Holz ETH Zürich
14:45 – 15:10 Mixed Reality & AI Zurich Lab Overview Marc Pollefeys ETH Zürich/Microsoft
15:10 – 15:40 Afternoon Break and Group Photo
15:40 – 16:05 Hands in Contact for Augmented Reality: A Domain Adaptation Perspective for Joint Hand-Object 3D Reconstruction Mengshi Qi EPFL
16:05 – 16:30 A Modular Approach for Lifelong Mapping from End-User Data Lukas Schmid, Roland Siegwart, Johannes Schoenberger, Cesar Cadena, Juan Nieto ETH Zürich
16:05 – 16:30 A Modular Approach for Lifelong Mapping from End-User Data Roland Siegwart, Cesar Cadena, Juan Nieto ETH Zürich
16:30 – 16:55 Skilled assistive-care robots through immersive mixed-reality telemanipulation Roi Poranne ETH Zürich
16:55 – 17:20 Project Altair – Infrared Vision and AI Decision-Making for Longer Drone Flights Florian Achermann ETH Zürich
17:30 Day 1 Close

Day 2 – Thursday, January 30

Time Session Speaker Institution
9:00 – 09:30 Views from the Cambridge Lab Chris Bishop Microsoft
Session 2: Systems & Security in the Cloud
09:30 – 09:45 MSRC Optics for the Cloud Introduction Sophie Lange Microsoft
09:45 – 10:05 Photonic integrated multi-wavelength sources for data centers Arslan Sajid Raja EPFL
10:05 – 10:30 Optimizing the Use of Resources in the Reversible Circuit Synthesis Problem Niels Gleinig ETH Zürich
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 – 11:25 Infrastructure for microsecond-scale Remote Procedure Calls Marios Kogias EPFL
11:25 – 11:50 Automatic Recipe Generation for ML.NET Pipelines Bojan Karlaš ETH Zürich
11:50 – 12:15 Tiered NVM Designs, Software-NVM Interfaces, and Isolation Support Onur Mutlu ETH Zürich
12:15 – 12:30 Closing Remarks
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch and Event Close

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Evening Event

We are delighted to invite you to a private event at The Olympic Museum

Day 1 – Wednesday, January 29

Time Evening Plan
17.30 – 18:00 Board Coach and travel to Olympic Museum
18.00 – 18.30 Apéro at the Museum
18.30 – 20.00 Guided Tour of Museum
20.00 – 22.30 Dinner at Olympic Museum (academia and industry)
22.30 – 23:00 Board Coach and drop off guests at Starling Hotel Lausanne
23.00 – 23:15 Continue to EPFL to drop off remaining guests


Please find a list of suggested hotels for the event:

Swiss Tech Hotel 

Located next to the Swiss Tech Convention center.

Starling Hotel Lausanne

Location EPFL campus

ibis Lausanne Centre

15 minute drive from EPFL

Hotel des Inventions

15 minute drive from EPFL

Hotel Aulac

30 minute drive from EPFL