How much do you trust our digital infrastructure?"
Trust is indispensable to the prosperity and well-being of societies. For millennia, we developed trust-building mechanisms to facilitate interactions. But as they become increasingly digital, many traditional mechanisms no longer function well, hence trust breaks down.
As a result, low levels of trust discourage us from engaging in new forms of interactions and constrain business opportunities.
We must therefore re-invent trust mechanisms that will contribute to prosperous and peaceful societies in the digital age.
22 June 2018
C4DT's blockchain-based e-voting technology just passed its first real test "with flying colors" during the elections of EPFL's school assembly. The innovative DTOP technology called "cothority" demonstrated that it could be trusted by the technologically demanding EPFL community.
Developed by Professor Ford's DEDIS team, cothority enabled the certification of the election by distinct nodes, operated independently by different school bodies.
15 June 2018
The prestigious Collège de France Chair in Informatics and Computational Science is awarded for the year 2018-2019 to C4DT-affiliated Professor Guerraoui of EPFL.
Working on secure and reliable distributed programming and with an interest in enhancing privacy on the Internet, Guerraoui is a strong proponent of digital trust.
12 June 2018
Leading Swiss actors in finance and technology have established the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA) to facilitate the use of blockchain in financial markets. The independent, not-for-profit association aims to become a key standard setter.
EPFL and C4DT supported the development of CMTA and will be represented in its committee by C4DT-affiliated Professor Jim Larus.
Semantic Information Processing in Distributed Systems
Embedded Systems, Hardware Design
Reliability and Security in Large-Scale Systems
Giovanni De Micheli
Integrated circuits, quantum systems
Corporate Finance, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)
Health and Genomic Information Management
Quantitative Finance and Risk Management
Decentralized and Blockchain Systems
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Distributed Algorithms and Consensus
Privacy and Security
Asset Pricing and Mathematical Finance
Processor architecture and electronic design automation
Formal Software Verification
Very Large Scale Systems
Jean-Yves Le Boudec
Cyber Physical Systems
Power systems (smart grids)
Software and systems security
Digital Epidemiology and Personalized Health
Image Understanding and Conceptualization
Privacy enhancing technologies
Data Science and Privacy