Conferences - Seminars

27FEB
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  10:15-11:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The study of the equations defining projective varieties, and the relations (i.e. syzygies) amongst them has an old and venerable history. First considered around 1850 in the work of Sylvester, the computation of syzygies has remains a central topic in algebra to this day. Much later on, it was realised that syzygies arise naturally in ... Read more about ""Syzygies of curves""
By Assistant Prof. Michael Kemeny (Stanford University)
27FEB
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By : David Steurer - Cornell University IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Non-convex and discrete optimization problems are at the heart of many algorithmic tasks that arise in machine learning and other computing applications. A promising approach to solve such problems is the sum-of-squares (SOS) meta-algorithm, which has been discovered multiple times across different disciplines ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Quest for a unified theory of efficient optimization"
27FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Access to model polymers (high degree of structural, compositional and molecular weight homogeneity) is necessary in order to elucidate the structure-property relationship, which is the key to improve polymer performance and design new materials. The synthesis of model polymers by anionic polymerization high vacuum techniques is demanding, time consuming and often leads to a small ... Read more about "Model Polymers: From Design to Properties and Applications"
By Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
27FEB
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  14:00-15:00 SV 1717

Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) have led to breakthrough results in numerous machine learning tasks, yet a comprehensive mathematical theory explaining this success seems distant. In this talk, we explain how the structure of DCNNs naturally leads to desirable invariance and deformation insensitivity properties for feature extraction and classification. We then establish formally that deep ... Read more about "Harmonic analysis of deep convolutional neural networks"
By Prof. Helmut Bölcskei - ETH Zürich - Communication Technology Laboratory
27FEB
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  14:15-15:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The study of vector bundles on algebraic varieties is a classical topic at the intersection of geometry and commutative algebra. In its algebraic form it is the study of finitely generated projective modules over commutative rings. There are many long-standing conjectures and open questions about algebraic vector bundles, such as: is every topological vector bundle ... Read more about ""Vector bundles on algebraic varieties""
By Dr. Marc Hoyois (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Abstract: fNIRS is a recently developed brain imaging technique that uses near-infrared light to detect changes in oxygenated and de-oxygenated haemoglobin (HbO and HbR, respectively) in the outer layers of the cortex. Compared to fMRI, it has better temporal resolution and poorer spatial resolution, and compared to EEG is has better ... Read more about "Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to understand deafness and brain plasticity"
By Prof. Colette McKay, The Bionics Institute of Australia.
27FEB
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Ferromagnetism is as old as the civilization, but it took the merging of Einstein theory of relativity and Quantum mechanics to provide its explanation. Exactly at a time where ferromagnetism and the spin of the electron were slowly but surely acquiring a smell of antiquity, spintronics was discovered and flourished - and still does - ... Read more about "From ferromagnetism to spintronics: attempt at a synthesis"
By Prof. Danilo Pescia, Laboratory for solid state physics, ETHZ
27FEB
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  17:00-18:30 BC420

L’industrie de la construction en Suisse est face à un énorme challenge – celui de la numérisation des activités de la planification et l’exécution des ouvrages. Le futur dessine une nouvelle manière de travailler hautement interconnectée et collaborative, basé particulièrement sur les outils du Building Information Modeling. L’association « Bâtir digital Suisse » a été ... Read more about "Création du chapter Suisse romande de Bâtir digital Suisse"
By Prof. Bernd Domer, Prof. Benard Cache, Bernard Cherix
27FEB
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By Iñaki Abalos, architecte, Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, Madrid