The Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) is a public university in Ecuador. EPN was founded on 1869 as the first Ecuadorian center of polytechnic teaching and scientific research. The main campus encompasses ten teaching and research faculties, in addition to four technical and specialized institutes. EPN motto is “E scientia hominis salus”, meaning science for the benefit of humanity. EPN is known for research in both pure science and applied science. An emblematic example is the PhD Program in Informatics, the first of its class in Ecuador, whose current main research areas are: software engineering, information systems, human-computer interaction, intelligent systems, image processing, natural language processing, voice processing, and information security.