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Dr. Thomas Maillart awarded CHF 600'000 in funding for two research projects

Dr. Thomas Maillart, Senior Lecturer at the Information Science Institute, has been awarded CHF 600’000 in funding for two research projects.

Technology Forecasting and Market Monitoring for Cyber-Defence

An expert in the quantification of extreme cyber risks, over the next two years Dr. Thomas Maillart will conduct a research project on Technology Forecasting and Market Monitoring for Cyber-Defence, in collaboration with his postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Dimitri Percia David, and with the armasuisse S+T Cyber Defence Campus based at EPFL Innovation Park (c.f. announcement by the Swiss Confederation). This research project aims to develop systematic quantitative “big data” statistical models to forecast which technologies will reveal crucial for cyber-defence in Switzerland. This project will also lay the basis for developing financial investment instruments in cyber-defence technologies.

Collective Intelligence for Good

The Impact Hackathons in Asia Pacific project was awarded by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC). This pilot-project consists in researching, designing and implementing hackathons to foster the achievements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through collective intelligence and open innovation. This project is a project by the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative, and pursued in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Teaching and Research (UNITAR), Tsinghua University – School of Economics and Management, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Swiss Embassy in China. Dr. Maillart has recently initiated one of the largest scientific research cohort on hackathons with colleagues at GSEM. Notably, he is the leader for the Sustainable Finance Hack (next edition in Nov. 2021).

February 24, 2021
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