Prof. Martin Vetterli is President of EPFL since January 1, 2017. He received a Dipl.Ing degree from ETHZ in 1981, an MS from Stanford in 1982, and a Doctorate from EPFL in 1986. He has held faculty positions at Columbia University, UC Berkeley and EPFL where he is a Professor since 1995. At EPFL, he was Vice President from 2004 to 2011, and served as Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences in 2011 and 2012. From 2013 to 2016, he was President of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. M. Vetterli is a world known expert in the areas of electrical engineering, computer sciences and applied mathematics. He is the co-author of three textbooks, and numerous papers and patents and has received numerous awards for his research. He is a fellow of both IEEE and ACM and a Foreign Member of the NAE.