Marcel Salathé is a digital epidemiologist working at the interface of health and computer science. He is an Associate Professor at EPFL where he heads the Digital Epidemiology Lab at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. In 2016, he founded the EPFL Extension School, whose mission is to provide high quality online education in digital technology, and where he is the Academic Director. He is the president of the steering committee of the national research program on COVID-19, a member of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Taskforce where he led the "Digital Epidemiology" expert group, and of the DP-3T group whose work influenced the Apple & Google Exposure Notification API which powers decentralized digital contact tracing apps around the world.
Marcel spent a few years in the tech industry as web application developer. He was part of the renowned Y Combinator startup accelerator’s class of Winter 2014.