Prof. Dr. Sabine Süsstrunk

The president represents the Swiss Science Council SSC and is responsible for contacts with the federal and cantonal authorities as well as with other central actors. She also oversees the secretariat of the SSC and issues guidelines that regulate the timelines of the Council’s and the secretariat’s work. On 12 August 2020, the Federal Council appointed Sabine Süsstrunk, professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPF Lausanne, as president of the SSC. She took office in 2021. 

Sabine Süsstrunk



Since 1999, Sabine Süsstrunk is Full Professor and Director of the Image and Visual Representation Lab in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2015-2020, she was the first Director of the Digital Humanities Institute (DHI), College of Humanities (CdH). Her main research areas are in computational photography, computational imaging, machine learning, and computational image quality and aesthetics.
Sabine Süsstrunk is a Founding Member and Member of the Board (President 2014-2018) of the EPFL-WISH (Women in Science and Humanities) Foundation, Member of the Board of the SRG SSR (Swiss Radio and Television Corporation), and Member of the Board of Largo Films SA. From 2016-2020, she was the EPFL representative on the Swiss National Science Foundation Board and its committee.
Sabine Süsstrunk received the IS&T/SPIE 2013 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award for her contributions to color imaging, computational photography, and image quality, and the 2018 IS&T Raymond C. Bowman and the 2020 EPFL AGEPoly IC Polysphere Awards for excellence in teaching. Sabine is a Fellow of IEEE and IS&T, and a Full Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW.
Sabine Süsstrunk is very familiar with the internationally networked Swiss education, research and innovation system as well as its funding mechanisms and promotion activities.



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Professor Sabine Süsstrunk
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