Prof. Martin Vetterli appointed President of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

March 13, 2016

Prof. Martin Vetterli was recently appointed President of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) beginning January 1, 2017. The announcement was made on February 24. 

Prof. Vetterli started his academic career at Columbia University in 1986 when  he joined the Center for Telecommunications Research as a research scientist. He was appointed Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering in 1987. He graduated  a number of outstanding Ph.D. students including Jelena Kovacevic (Chair, CMU), Kannan Ramchandran (Berkeley), Antonio Ortega (USC), Truong-Thao Nguyen (CCNY), and Gunnar Karlsson (KTH). 

Prof. Vetterli is currently professor of communication systems at EPFL and the president of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prof. Vetterli’s research interests include wavelets, data compression, fast algorithms, and self-organized communications systems and sensor networks.

This past September, Prof. Vetterli visited the department as a speaker in the EE Distinguished Lecture Series and as invited speaker at The Center for Neural Engineering and Computation .

Columbia Electrical Engineering extends its warmest congratulations to Prof. Vetterli in his exciting new appointment as President of EPFL.