Nowadays, data can be processed more and more efficiently. ETH Zurich is carrying out ground-breaking work to tackle the technological, scientific and socio-economic challenges facing our information society.
Its researchers are developing ever smaller and faster electronic and optical components made of nanostructured materials. These may be used in mobile wireless technology, optical networks and measuring systems and also in solar cells, bioelectronics and batteries. New methods of information processing are improving imaging techniques in medicine and leading to new procedures for diagnosis and treatment. To find out how computer and communication systems can transmit, store and efficiently process the enormous volumes of data that are collected, ETH researchers are working on data analysis and machine intelligence. For example, they are exploring the ways in which autonomous systems can be used, and their limitations. To do this, ETH Zurich is using a model-based approach, a broad, interdisciplinary research portfolio and a new generation of supercomputers.
Intelligent systems are increasingly able to operate autonomously and they affect all aspects of modern society. That is why ETH Zurich is working with partners from industry on infrastructures to link the virtual and the physical worlds together, not only efficiently but also reliably and safely.