The Data Science Lab, or dlab for short, is a recently founded research group in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Our research aims to make sense of large amounts of data. Frequently, the data we analyze is collected on the Web, e.g., using server logs, social media, wikis, online news, online games, etc. We distill heaps of raw data into meaningful insights by developing and applying algorithms and techniques in areas including

  • social and information network analysis,
  • machine learning,
  • computational social science,
  • data mining,
  • natural language processing, and
  • human computation.

If you’re interested in working with us, get in touch!

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Our work is partly funded by grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Data Science Center, Microsoft, and CROSS, and by a generous gift from Google.