EPFL’s Computer and Communication science students visit hot “cool” Japan

Forty-six students from EPFL’s School of Computer and Communication majoring in computer science and communication systems travelled to Japan in the heat of August for a study trip. The group that had just finished their bachelor’s courses visited some major companies in the global information technology domain, namely Fuji Film, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, NEC and Rakuten as well as a counterpart laboratory at the University of Tokyo.
 
The NEC Central Research Laboratories hosted the students for a full morning with lab visits and discussions with young researchers. Fuji Film showed their Open Innovation Hub displaying some cutting-edge technologies, while Fuji Xerox introduced their advanced conference system at their Customer Co-Creation Lab. The students were welcomed at Fujitsu’s netCommunity showroom as well as at Rakuten Institute of Technology on one of their final days before moving to a new office.
 
The EPFL students, led by Prof. Babak Falsafi and Dr. Martin Rajman, also visited the laboratory of Associate Professor Takeshi Oishi at the Advanced Mobility Research Center, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo.
 
Despite the dreadful summer heat and humidity, the students were impressively focused during their official visits. Tristan Overney, the student representative for the trip did a great job in guiding his peers through the metros and unnumbered streets of Tokyo.

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