Our research agenda covers the following areas and is conducted within the confines of projects executed with industry partners:
- Database and Big Data technology
- Data Mining, Statistics and Predictive Modeling
- Machine Learning and Graph Analytics
- Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing
- Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics
- Data Warehousing and Decision Support
- Communication and Visualization of Results
- Privacy, Security and Ethics
- Entrepreneurship and Data Product Design
This list gets directly filled from ZHAW's project database. Not all projects may show up due to interlinkage aspects.
Prototypes for the Sustainable Digitisation of University Teaching
The COVID-19 Pandemy has forced higher education into fast forwarding their digitisation across the board. This creates valuable and relevant information for the sustainable digitization beyond the crisis mode. The project structures evidence-based digital teaching exsperiences and digital competences at the departments Life Science and Facility ...
Privacy-preserving confidential computing with trusted execution environments
When companies store their data in the cloud or share data with other organizations via the cloud, information security and data protection are based on trust, legal agreements and technical and organizational measures. "Confidential Computing" technology can ensure the confidentiality and protection of data in the cloud at hardware level. This ...
PiaBreed: Machine Learning for automated ovulation and birth monitoring in horses
The project comprises the tasks of a comprehensive data collection (Piavita/ University of Bern) and the development of a mobile, non-invasive system (Piavita/ZHAW) for veterinarians and breeders. The goal is to collect important vital data and to develop a new algorithm scheme with which - ovulation in mares can be reliably determined without ...
EU Horizon 2020: INODE - Intelligent Open Data Exploration
Data growth and availability as well as data democratization have radically changed data exploration in the last 10 years. Many different data sets, generated by users, systems and sensors, are continuously being collected. These data sets contain information about scientific experiments, health, energy, education etc., and they are highly ...
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 more about spatial tick risks. ...
NQuest - Natural Language Query Exploration System
There is a huge amount of valuable information hidden in a company's database which is not easily accessible to business people. To query these databases, end users need to know the technical query language SQL as well as the database structure. However, typical end users do not have enough SQL skills to formulate complex queries. Even more so, ...
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 characterization leveraging the ...
Smartstones - AI for plant breeding
Goal of the project is a feasibility study to evaluate the potential of diverse AI techniques for opimising plant breeding on the basis of morphological characteristics.
SNF/NRP project: Bio-SODA
One of the major promises of Big Data lies in the simultaneous mining of multiple sources of data. This is particularly important in life sciences, where different and complementary data are scattered across multiple resources. To overcome this issue, the use of RDF/semantic web technology is emerging, but querying these systems often proves to be too complex for most users—thereby hampering wide development and adoption of these technologies.