ZHAW digital - Research Portfolio
ZHAW digital serves as the interface between the ZHAW and DIZH. We will engage with DIZH by dispatching so-called "DIZH-Fellows". They are highly qualified researchers who will contribute their expertise to the common research cluster and thereby actively shape digital transformation. For the start of DIZH in the Spring of 2020, we have already selected the first 13 Fellows.
Actors from academic and industrial institutions are undertaking a combined effort to establish Zurich, and Switzerland more generally, as a global player in the AI research and business space. The "AI Moonshot Roundtable" in October 2019 was the launching pad for the creation of this connected AI talent and research hub. The ZHAW has been involved from the beginning, alongside the Zurich Department for Economic Affairs, the Mindfire foundation, and ETH.
The transdisciplinary AI lab aims to become a meeting point for global AI experts with its physical location in Zurich. The ambitious goal: The creation of a "robot scientist" that learns in ways machines currently cannot, within the next ten years. It will be capable of conceptual thinking, acquiring knowledge and skills from lectures, interacting with humans and supporting researchers - primarily in the medical field - through creativity and curiosity. ZHAW digital is supporting TRAIL with its academic, organizational and communication expertise.
The ZHAW is establishing the Swiss office for CLAIRE in coordination with other leading Swiss AI research institutions. CLAIRE is an initiative of the European AI community aimed at strengthening European excellence in AI research and innovation. To that end, CLAIRE is proposing a paneuropean confederation of AI research laboratories to eventually reach a similar influence as CERN. The ZHAW is an active member of CLAIRE and will primarily focus on building a network of industry partners. ZHAW digital has been able to recruit Ricardo Chavarriaga as the "Head of CLAIRE Office Zurich" and he will assume the position from January 1st 2020 onwards. His main tasks are to connect the CLAIRE office with local academic and industrial organizations and to embed the regional office within national and international networks.
We're still in the startup phase so this list is not yet complete. In addition, some publications are only available in German, we're sorry. You can always use the general search with your own keywords.
We're still in the startup phase so this list is not yet complete. In addition, some projects are only available in German, we're sorry. You can always use the general search with your own keywords.
Crowdworking in Switzerland (CroWiS) - an interdisciplinary analysis taking the example of nurse crowd workers
Wearables & Apps for mental health
RealScore - Scanning of Real-World Sheet Music for a Digital Music Stand
ScorePad’s sheet music scanning service works for high quality input; to scale up business, it should work as well for smartphone pictures, used sheets etc. Project RealScore enhances the successful predecessor project by making deep learning adapt to unseen data through unsupervised learning. ...
Fighting bites with bytes: Promoting public health with crowdsourced tick prevention
Ticks are on the rise and transmit several infectious diseases, leading to serious illness or even death. The smartphone App “Zecke–Tick Prevention helps people, to remember the tick bite location and to check it for potential Lyme disease symptoms. In an interdisciplinary approach, ZHAW-scientists want to find out ...
Digital (Work)Society, Leadership and Social Sustainability
REFRACT – Repeat protein Function, Refinement, Annotation and Classification of Topologies
REFRACT is an international consortium aiming to extend our knowledge on the mechanism of tandem repeat protein (TRP) function and evolution, establishing a common classification and best practices. Starting from available state of the art computational tools and databases, it aims to drive a new level of TRP ...
ACDC – Artificial Cells with Distributed Cores to Decipher Protein Function
ACDC will employ a rapidly expanding living technology platform of transformational artificial cell technologies towards the next generation of small molecule drug discovery, protein biophysics, and biochemical energy production. This will be executed through a future paradigm of sensory and synthesis regimes, based ...