Martin Vetterli will be the next president of EuroTech member university EPF Lausanne. He will assume his duties on 1 January 2017, taking over from outgoing president Patrick Aebischer.
Professor Vetterli knows EPFL inside and out. An EPFL graduate himself, he has been teaching at the school since 1995, was vice president for International Affairs and then Institutional Affairs from 2004 to 2011, and served as dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences in 2011 and 2012. In addition to his current role as president of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, a position he has held since 2013, he heads EPFL’s Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV).
“I am extremely honored to take over for Patrick Aebischer,” said Professor Vetterli. “EPFL is an outstanding school with an impressive international reputation. I look forward to helping the university grow and to taking it even further.”