Professor at University of Fribourg | SwitzerlandEdy Portmann is Professor of Informatics at the Human-IST Institute of the University of Fribourg and member of the board of the Swiss Informatics Society. His transdisciplinary research focuses on soft and cognitive computing and its application to the network industry. After an apprenticeship as electronics technician, he studied business informatics and got a doctorate in fuzzy systems. He has worked for a broad array of companies; among them: Swisscom, PwC, and EY. Edy has also been a researcher at the universities of Singapore, Berkeley, and Bern.