Martin Vetterli

Martin Vetterli began his second term as EPFL President on 1 January 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, a Master of Science degree from Stanford University (1982) and a PhD from EPFL (1986). He taught at Columbia University as an assistant professor and then associate professor. He was subsequently named full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, before returning to EPFL to head the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV). Professor Vetterli’s work on the theory of wavelets, which are used in signal processing, is considered to be of major importance by his peers.

Professor Vetterli knows EPFL inside and out. An EPFL graduate himself, he has been teaching at the school since 1995. He was Vice President for International Affairs and then Institutional Affairs from 2004 to 2011 and served as dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences in 2011 and 2012. From 2013 to 2016, he was president of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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President

Martin Vetterli

Martin Vetterli began his second term as EPFL President on 1 January 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from (...)

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Senior Management

Gisou van der Goot

Vice Presidency for Responsible Transformation (VPT) Gisou van der Goot trained as an engineer at Ecole Centrale Paris and then embark (...)

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Jan S. Hesthaven

Vice Presidency for Academic Affairs (VPA) Jan S. Hesthaven holds a PhD in mathematical modeling from the Technical University of Denm (...)

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Marc Bachelot

Vice Presidency for Finances (VPF) (ad interim*) Since training as an engineer at the École des Ponts in Paris, Marc Bachelot has focu (...)

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Matthias Gäumann

Vice Presidency for Operations (VPO) Matthias Gäumann holds a PhD in materials science from EPFL and an MBA from the Institute for Man (...)

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Ursula Oesterle

Vice Presidency for Innovation (VPI) as of 1 March 2021 Ursula Oesterle holds a Master’s degree in physics and chemistry from ETH Zuri (...)

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Senior Management (2020)

  • Pierre Vandergheynst – Vice Presidency for Education
  • Andreas Mortensen – Vice Presidency for Research
  • Marc Gruber – Vice Presidency for Innovation until end-February 2021
  • Caroline Kuyper – Vice Presidency for Finances
  • Edouard Bugnion – Vice Presidency for Information Systems
  • Etienne Marclay – Vice President for Human Resources and Operations until 31 July 2020
    Matthias Gäumann – Vice President for Human Resources and Operations on an interim basis from 1 August 2020

School deans

Ali H. Sayed

School of Engineering (STI)

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Andy Oates

LIFE SCIENCES (SV)

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Claudia R. Binder

ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (ENAC)

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James Larus

COMPUTER & COMMUNICATION SCIENCES (IC)

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Paul Dyson

BASIC SCIENCES (SB)

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College directors

Béla Kapossy

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES (CDH)

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Dominique Foray

MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY (CDM)

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