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.
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, ...
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.
Bio-SODA: Enabling Complex, Semantic Queries to Bioinformatics Databases through Intuitive Searching over Data
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 ...
Infectiology++ - Germ Tracking
In this project, we develop a system for the detection and analysis of germ transmission chains in the University Hospital Zurich. The system is based on an expert system solution in combination with machine learning (reinforcement learning).
AC/DC: Accurate Customer Identification on Digital Channels
Every user has a unique digital signature with respect to typing, moving the mouse or accessing a web page. For instance, by analyzing the time between specific keystrokes of many users, we can verify whether user A really is user A or whether she/he has assumed the identity of another user. The goal of this project is to develop an advanced ...
FarmAI – Artificial intelligence for Farming Simulator
Dayzzi - Next Generation: Neural Recommendation System
Recommendation systems are ubiquitous on digital platforms. However, many systems rely either on the availability of large amounts of data that allow for data-driven optimization (collaborative filtering), or they are rather simple and lack the possibility of intelligent recommendations. Especially in the fields of life sciences and facility ...
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.