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

Apr 22, 2021Press reviews
The certificate linked to the virus will not be available before June in Switzerland. Until then, here are twelve answers linked to questions of security, data and accessibility concerning what some call the "Immunity Passport". In particular, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, C4DT Academic Director, provides insights on the questions linked to data.

Apr 12, 2021Press reviews
RTS Debate between Anne-Marie Kermarrec, computer scientist and C4DT affiliated professor at EPFL, author of "Numérique, compte avec les femmes" (Odile Jacob, 2021), Isabelle Collet, professor of education at the University of Geneva, author of "Les Oubliés du numérique" (Le Passeur, 2019), Brigitte Manz-Brunner, responsible for the French-speaking part of Switzerland for the campaign "Tout feu tout flamme - Pour plus de femmes dans l’informatique", and Marina Pantazis, developer at Calitho SA.

Mar 25, 2021Press reviews
Digital activities represent around 4-5% of CO2 emissions, estimate several studies. And cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are amongst the most energy consuming activities: far ahead of streaming and email exchanges. The podcast "Le Point J" tries to understand why.

Mar 21, 2021Press reviews
Take a look at the RTS documentary on the impacts of deepfakes featuring an interview from C4DT affiliated professor Touradj Ebrahimi.

Mar 15, 2021News
The ease of creating fake virtual identities plays an important role in shaping the way information—and misinformation—circulates online. Social media platforms are increasingly prominent in shaping public debates, and the tension between online anonymity and accountability is a source of growing societal risks. This article outlines one approach to resolving this tension, with “pseudonym parties” that focus on proof of personhood rather than identity. Pseudonym parties are a low-tech approach to important digital challenges, linking online activity to anonymous digital tokens that are obtained by being physically present at an appointed time and place.

Next courses

Jun 7, 2021 → Jun 11, 2021C4DT courses
Current digital trends and innovation, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, blockchain and digital trust, are rapidly changing and disrupting the way donors, employees, and beneficiaries interact with each other. Technology can be a powerful tool for philanthropic and non-profit organizations, accelerating their digital transformation through automating and streamlining business processes, using digital platforms, and leveraging data and analytics in new ways that enhance their efficiency and social impact.

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