Institute of Complex Systems
Architecture and programming of large scale distributed systems, cloud and HPC.
Machine learning, deep learning, big data analysis, signal processing, algorithmics.
Web-Of-Things, Smart City, Smart Building, Sensor Networks Management.
Big Data for industries, simulation of systems, data services for quality assessment, predictive maintenance, anomaly detection.
A system is said “complex” when it is composed of many intertwined subsystems and for which it is difficult to establish simple rules explaining its behavior/evolution. The research Institute for Complex Systems defines its scope in this emerging field for which informatics, intelligent data analysis, massively distributed computing, mathematical modeling and systems engineering are the main supports.
iCoSys fosters technological innovation in the field of complex system for sustainable economic development and better education. By promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology from the academic field to the local and regional economy, the Institute intends to develop interdisciplinary approaches and build national and international cooperation.
Current research activities and achievements are in environmental applications, smart buildings, energy management, pathology detection, intelligent wireless networks, smart mobility or event detection in video surveillance. The institute specializes in areas such as massive information processing, cloud computing, machine learning, business intelligence and signal processing.
Profs with broad competences in mathematical modelling, algorithmic, distributed computing, information systems, machine learning, big data.
In charge of technology transfer to enterprises, our engineering team offers the perfect bridge between research and real-life applications.
At the edge of research and innovation, this team contributes to technology breakthrough by bringing new ideas and insights on specific domains.
We follow the Swiss authorities guidelines by working remotely from home. Our private services are still on and we are mastering the art of e-learning for our HEIA-FR students.
Nicolas Zurbuchen and Pascal Bruegger presented their work on “Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms for Fall Detection using Wearable Sensors” at the ICAIIC2020 in Japan. Short abstract: The proportion of people 60 years old and above is rapidly increasing. A leading cause of death among elderly are falls. This paper presents the development of a […]
You have a competitive spirit ? You want to contribute in the evolution of the Video Optical Character Recognition (Video-OCR) research area? Register at the Arabic Text in Videos Competition 2020 https://diuf.unifr.ch/main/diva/AcTiVComp/ AcTiVComp20 is part of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2020) and it is organized by our PhD in Computer Science Oussama […]
The Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences news center presented an article about our brilliant collaborator Lucy Linder and her work at the Berkeley Lab for her Master thesis. Don’t hesitate to learn more about her and her work here : https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2020/01/29/researcher-develops-first-of-its-kind-quantum-algorithm-for-particle-physics-data/
iCoSys is proud to have both its heads of Institute named responsible for the new Data Science major, the latest specialization in the computer science curriculum at Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg (HEIA-FR) ! The major will be available next September, with Pierre Kuonen leading the Bachelors program and Jean Hennebert leading the […]
We are very proud to announce that our collaborator Lucy Linder has won the prestigious Fritz Kutter Computer Science Award. This award is given each year from the Fritz Kutter fund managed by the ETH Zürich and honoring the best thesis (diploma, master, doctoral) at a Swiss university. Her work “Using a Quantum Annealer for […]
As of mid September 2019, we are proud to host at iCoSys several new student projects that will be realised in our labs: Master level DeepFashion – AI based services for the fashion industry Chatbot Awakening – Deep retrieval chatbots for the press industry Tutory – AI boosted e-learning platform ASHEP – Adaptive scheduling of HEP […]
Le journal La Liberté, l’entreprise Djebots, l’institut iCoSys de la Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg et la Haute école de gestion de Fribourg ont lancé le projet AINews “pour faire émerger le journal de demain”. Soutenu par innosuisse, le projet AINews vise à introduire l’intelligence artificielle dans les technologies d’agents conversationnels. Le projet sera […]
Congratulations to our iCoSys colleague Prof. Andreas Fischer! He co-authored with Pau Riba, Josep Llados, and Alicia Fornes a paper that has been acknowledged with a Best Scientific Paper Award at the ICPR 2018 conference in Beijing, the flagship conference for research on Pattern Recognition. The work has been developed during a research visit of […]
The Master of Science in Engineering – MSE of HES-SO is launching a new master course on Deep Learning this autumn semester in Zurich. The institute of Complex Systems – iCoSys has been selected through Prof. Jean Hennebert to lead this new module, together with Prof Martin Melchior from FHNW. The teaching team will also […]