EPFL’s Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems (LIONS), led by Volkan Cevher, is to receive funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for its research project “Theory and Methods for Accurate and Scalable Learning Machines”.

The project focuses on applying machine learning – the ability of computers to learn from data – to the design of the next generation of online education systems. The researchers’ goal is to automatically adapt such systems to the background, skills and learning style of students to improve the delivery of knowledge.