Annual Alumni Awards 2017

14. Jan 2018

The JAACS is the Alumni Association of the three Computer Science Institutes INF, IIUN and DIUF of the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel, and Fribourg. More information about the association and how to register can be found at The annual fee is CHF 50. Former members of the INF who join JAACS automatically become members of the Alumni UniBE and benefit from several additional offers and activities.

The JAACS annually awards a prize for the best Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral thesis at the INF, IIUN and DIUF that was defended during the academic year. They are selected by the respective institutes and are presented the award at the institute’s end-of-year event.

Prize Winners

Please note that the joint alumni association will award prizes at the three institutes starting in 2014. Before 2014, the alumni organisation only existed in Bern and therefore prizes were only awarded to Bern students.

  • PhD INF for "Contributions to Intuitionistic Epistemic Logic", by Michel Marti
  • PhD IIUN for "Approaches for Cloudification of Complex High Performance Simulation Systems", by Andrei Lapin
  • PhD DIUF for "A Framework for Abstracting, Designing and Building Tangible Gesture Interactive Systems", by Leonardo Angelini
  • Master INF for "An Approach to Unsupervised Visual Representation Learning", by Simon Jenni
  • Master DIUF for "Using Linear Discriminant Analysis for Deep Neural Network Initialization", by Michele Alberti
  • Bachelor INF for "Machine Learning for Indoor Positioning", by Joel Niklaus
  • Bachelor DIUF for "Simple Protocol for Encrypted Messaging (SPEM)", by Simon Studer