Researchers from EPFL, ETH Zurich and Microsoft Research – all partners of the Swiss Joint Research Center (Swiss JRC) – assembled for a workshop at the UK-based Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab in February.

During the workshop, the researchers presented the 10 projects selected for funding by the Swiss JRC steering committee. The selection was made on the basis of the projects’ intellectual merit, potential scientific and societal impact and evidence of strong collaborative interest between the project partners

Four of the projects bring together researchers from ETH Zurich and Microsoft Research. The six projects between EPFL and Microsoft Research are: Towards Resource-Efficient Data Centers; Near-Memory System Services; Coltrain: Co-located Deep Learning Training and Inference; From Companion Drones to Personal Trainers; Revisiting Transactional Computing on Modern Hardware, and Fast and Accurate Algorithms for Clustering.