Academy Team

The Academy team creates tailor-made courses and trainings for the C4DT partners. The team offers content development and course co-creation, and handles all the logistics and operational aspects of the course organization.

Jennifer Bachmann began her career assisting foreign companies become established in the Canton Vaud at the DEV – Economic Development Canton de Vaud, which led her to set up the European Headquarters of a New Zealand company active in noise-cancelling devices. After this first experience in technology, she spent several years in a Swiss mobile security startup. The interactions with the industry she encountered at the DEV, combined with the experience in fast-moving technological companies, led her to join EPFL.

Before joining the C4DT, she had a foot on campus and she completed two academic cycles for the Theory of Computation Lab. Up to today, she continues to also work for two labs in machine learning.

Jennifer began at C4DT as an assistant in the Center’s administration while also having an active role in the academic sector dealing with the administration and logistic aspects of the training courses. She is now the project manager in charge of the planning, coordination, and deliverables of the training courses offered by the Academy.

Alaeddine EL FAWAL is a Technical Project Manager in the Academy team of C4DT. He earned his PhD in 2009 in Communication Systems from EPFL – Lausanne. In 2010, he joined EPFL Middle East as the founding Head of IT and Manager of strategic ICT development. In 2014, he joined Campus Biotech as the Head of IT. In 2017, he created ProxiFlash, a startup based on his PhD research. In 2019, he joined the Laboratory for Communications and Applications 2 as a researcher and project manager, and he was as well involved in teaching activities.

PMP and ITIL certified, he adopts best practices in technology management. His technical and teaching expertise along with a mastery of project and stakeholder management are assets for his current position at C4DT. He will be involved in a variety of innovative knowledge transfer and exchange projects connecting C4DT industry and institutional partners, research laboratories and the public.

Related news

Jul 3, 2022News
C4DT affiliated Professor James Larus, Director of the Very Large Scale Computing Laboratory has been appointed Editor-In-Chief of Communications of the ACM, widely regarded as the leading print and online publication for the computing and information technology fields.

Jan 12, 2022News
To promote research and education in cyber-defence, the EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus have jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research.” The fifth call for applications is now open with a rolling call for Master Thesis Fellowship applications, and with a deadline of 14 February 2022 (17:00 CEST) for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. Both new applications and resubmissions are strongly encouraged.

Nov 1, 2021Press reviews
The IEEE TCCPS Technical Achievement Award recognizes significant and sustained contributions to the cyber-physical system (CPS) community through the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCCPS). The award is based on the impact of high-quality research made by the awardee throughout the lifetime. It consists of a plaque and a citation. It was awarded to C4DT affiliated professor Giovanni De Micheli "For sustained contributions to smart sensors, wearable and implanted electronics, and cyber-medical systems.".

Oct 19, 2021Press reviews
Encryption provides a solution to security risks, but its flipside is that it can hinder law enforcement investigations. A new technology called client-side scanning (CSS) would enable targeted information to be revealed through on-device analysis, without weakening encryption or providing decryption keys. However, an international group of experts, including EPFL, has now released a report raising the alert, arguing that CSS neither ensures crime prevention nor prevents unwarranted surveillance.

Oct 4, 2021Press reviews
Martin Jaggi, C4DT affiliated Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the School of Computer and Communications Sciences (IC) has won the 2021 Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching, for introducing two novel, hands-on science challenges into his Machine Learning Course – the largest masters level class on campus.

Next courses

Oct 31, 2022 → Nov 4, 2022C4DT courses
C4DT is organizing the 7th edition of the "FICT for Decision Makers" course. The target audience is managers and executives, without any technical prerequisites. The audience will gain in-depth understanding of the digital ecosystem.

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