The dlab hosted a great crew of interns in the summer of 2017 via our department’s prestigious Summer@EPFL program. Read here how some of them summarize (summerize?) their impressions and experiences. [Read More]
What I learned from processing big data with Spark
During my semester project, I was faced with the task of processing a large data set (6 TB) consisting of all the revisions in the English Wikipedia till October 2016. We chose Apache Spark as our cluster-computing framework, and hence I ended up spending a lot of time working with... [Read More]
Of sheep and beer
A story of herding effects in beer reviews
Imagine you’re visiting a town for the first time, and after walking around all morning seeing the sights, you find yourself in a square in front of a bakery that sells delicious-smelling croissants. Actually, there are two bakeries in the square, one on either side of it. In front of... [Read More]
Postdoc position available
[Note: this position has been filled] [Read More]
There are only 10 kinds of people...
... those who understand binary and those who don't.
At the dlab, we’re of the former kind. If you look closely at our logo, you’ll realize that the letters “dlab” consist entirely of circles and vertical lines—i.e., zeros and ones. [Read More]