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

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

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.