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Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Alain Dufaux

Alain Dufaux
Head of Operations and Development, Metamedia Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Alain Dufaux is head of operations and development for the Metamedia Center at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), which is responsible for digitization and preservation of the Montreux Jazz Festival archive. Previously, he worked at a company developing ultra-low-power processors and real-time algorithms for hearing aid devices and worked in a research lab at EPFL managing projects and coaching students in the development of image and video processing algorithms applied to vision systems. He holds a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where his thesis was dedicated to automatic sound recognition.


1:50pm2:30pm Thursday, March 28, 2019
Visualization and UX
Location: 2024
Stefaan Vervaet (Western Digital Corporation), Alain Dufaux (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
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The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) spearheaded the official digital archival of 15,000+ hours of A/V content captured from the Montreux Jazz Festival since 1967. Stefaan Vervaet and Alain Dufaux explain how EPFL created an immersive 3D VR experience. From capture and store to delivery and experience, they detail the evolution of the workflow that made it all possible. Read more.