Prof. Dr. Sabine Süsstrunk

Sabine Süsstrunk

On 12 August 2020 the Federal Council appointed Sabine Süsstrunk, professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the EPF Lausanne, as president of the Swiss Science Council (SSC). 

Sabine Süsstrunk studied scientific photography at the ETH Zurich. Following a master’s degree in Electronic Publishing at the Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), she worked for four years for Corbis Corp., where she was responsible for research into digital image science in the Advanced Technology Group, USA. From 1999 to 2014 she worked at the EPF Lausanne, first as assistant professor and then as titular professor. In 2006 she gained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK). Since 2014 she has been Professor of Image and Visual Representation at the EPF Lausanne. In 2015 she became head of the Digital Humanities Institute at the EPFL’s Collège des humanités.

Sabine Süsstrunk is very familiar with the internationally networked Swiss education, research and innovation system, and with its funding mechanisms and promotion activities. The Swiss Science Council is an extra-parliamentary commission under the Research and Innovation Promotion Act, whose members and president are appointed by the Federal Council. On its own initiative or on behalf of the Federal Council or the EAER, the SCC advises the Federal Council on all matters of research and innovation policy. It currently comprises 15 members with proven interdisciplinary competencies in science, professional education and innovation.

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Professor Sabine Süsstrunk
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