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.

Passionate about computers and technology, Carlos Ballester Lafuente has an Engineering Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), a joint Master Degree in Security and Mobile Computing from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) and Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland), and a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

With more than 10 years of experience, he has worked in very diverse positions ranging from IT security consultant to IT researcher, and as project manager for European (FP7, H2020) funded projects. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he is a proud co-founder of MobileThinking SARL, an IT services company specialized in the design and development of Mobile and Web applications.

Carlos has recently joined the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), where he is in charge of the technical management and business development for the Academy domain.

Related news

Nov 27, 2018News
A growing number of wearable devices are becoming available. By their ability to measure physical activity and physiological characteristics such as heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns, etc., they constitute a cornerstone for the quantified self and personalized health. Yet, unavoidably, they bring a number of challenges in terms of security and privacy. This workshop will be held on Thursday, 6 December from 10:15-13:00, in room BC 410 at the EPFL.

Nov 2, 2018News
The founding General Assembly of C4DT was held on Friday, 2 November, in presence of the President of EPFL, Martin Vetterli, and of 50 guests. The 12 partners of the Center said they are keen to apply research to their business needs and regulatory requirements, at a time when digitalization is affecting their mission. EPFL professors then underlined the potential for improvements in digital protection and security.

Mar 2, 2018News
A group of lawyers and policy workers from the International Red Cross (ICRC) and other organizations concluded a computing and digital trust awareness-raising training at EPFL.The week-long course in collaboration with C4DT is intended to equip them with the tools to evaluate the impact of information systems on their humanitarian activities. The course starts from computing basics and touches cloud computing, information security and privacy preservation.

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