Vice President for Information Systems
Edouard Bugnion holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University. He joined EPFL in 2012 as director of the Data Center Systems Laboratory (DCSL); he is also deputy scientific director of the Data Science Program launched by the ETH Board. Previously, Professor Bugnion worked for 18 years in the United States after completing his studies at Stanford University, and helped found two startups: Vmware and Nuova Systems (which was acquired by Cisco). From 2005 to 2011, he helped build the main engineering team in the Nuova/Cisco group and became vice president and CTO of the group’s Server Access and Virtualization Business Unit, which was behind the market launch of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) for virtualized data centers.