Conferences - Seminars

26MAY
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Owing to their high surface areas, tunable pore dimensions, and adjustable surface functionality, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can offer advantages for a variety of gas storage and gas separation applications. In an effort to help curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, we are developing new MOFs for use as solid adsorbents in post- and pre-combustion ... Read more about "Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
By Prof. Jeffrey R. Long
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical & ...
29MAY
02JUN
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  08:00-17:00 BI A0 448

This conference is the last major event of the program “Stochastic dynamical models in mathematical finance, econometrics, and actuarial sciences”. Some of the top researchers in the fields represented in the semester will present their results. The speakers will cover a wide range of topics including stochastic calculus and processes, continuous and discrete time models ... Read more about "Final Conference - Stochastic Dynamical Models in Mathematical Finance, Econometrics, and Actuarial Sciences"
By     Speakers list includes:
Hansjoerg Albrecher
Francesco Audrino
Giovanni Barone Adesi ...
29MAY
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Of all the thermodynamic variables, our theoretical methods have the greatest control over pressure. The foundation of modern density functional based total energy methods rests on early studies on the behaviour of crystals under pressure. High pressure experiments are, however, far from straightforward. These experiments typically involve only small quantities of the sample of interest. ... Read more about "High pressure physics - a gift to theory"
By Prof. Chris Pickard, Cambridge University UK
29MAY
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SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: One of the fundamental tenants of biology tells us that DNA is transcribed into RNA, which is translated into protein, which affect the levels of the metabolites which carry out cellular actions. Microarrays and nucleotide sequencing technologies have made the measurement of DNA and RNA ... Read more about "Making Use of 'Omics: From Systems Genetics to Cell Biology"
By Evan WILLIAMS ETH Zürich, Switzerland
29MAY
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Over the past few years, Wikidata – Wikipedia sister’s project and the free knowledge base that anyone can edit – has been adopted by a growing number of communities of practice and scientific groups as their infrastructure of choice. In this talk, I will show how expert communities, volunteers and algorithms are collaborating to build ... Read more about "Connecting the sum of all human knowledge, one edit at a time"
By Dario Taraborelli, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation
29MAY
  16:15-17:30 BC 420

Par : Jean-Pascal Pfister and Arko Ghosh - ETH, University of Zurich Abstract : Discovering the fundamental principles that govern human behavior is a major and exciting challenge. The rise of smartphones has created unprecedented opportunities for cognitive neuroscience to study unconstrained human behavior reversing the traditional focus on highly artificial laboratory experiments. For theoretical ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : To tap or not to tap: Theoretical and cognitive neurosciences to explain smartphone behaviour"
29MAY
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By Prof. Shizhang Qiao, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences ...
29MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

We show the existence of independent random matching of a large population in a continuous-time dynamical system, where the matching intensities could be general non-negative jointly continuous functions on the space of type distributions and the time line. In particular, we construct a continuum of independent continuous-time Markov processes that is derived from random mutation, ... Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Continuous-time random matching"
By Darrell Duffie (Stanford University)
30MAY
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The conference is part of the NCCR lecture series hosted by NCCR junior scientists. The conference is followed by a workshop on “Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges” given by Prof. Thomas Ward and Dr. Tillmann Heinisch, senior researcher in the Ward group, to provide insights into theoretical and practical aspects of ... Read more about "Endowing Organometallic Chemistry with a Genetic Memory"
By Thomas R. Ward, Professor at UniBas and Director of NCCR ...
30MAY
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Abstract: Remote sensing of water quality works well in clear open ocean waters where the only optically active substance in water is phytoplankton. Other optically active substances – coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM) and suspended solids, are mainly phytoplankton degradation products and therefore in correlation with phytoplankton biomass, usually expressed as concentration of chlorophyll-a. Coastal ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Remote sensing of optically complex inland and coastal waters""
30MAY
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  16:15-18:00 BCH 1103

The workshop is associated with the NCCR lecture series hosted by NCCR junior scientists to provide insights into theoretical and practical aspects of artificial enzyme catalysis. Extended time for discussion will allow sharing on these issues. Please register here (deadline May 19). Limited number of seats! The workshop follows the talk given by Thomas R. ... Read more about "Workshop: "Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges""
By Thomas R. Ward, Professor at the University of Basel and ...
31MAY
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  10:30-13:00 BM 5202

Urbanism as heritage, urbanism as public memory: an ongoing research on La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle by Filippo De Pieri Alternative modernity: silent departures that contemporary Chinese architecture takes by Zhang Li Two public lectures in the framework of the Institute for Area and Global Studies and the EDAR course on the study of urban ... Read more about "Memory and the city"
By Filippo De Pieri, Politecnico di Torino and Zhang Li, Tsinghua ...
31MAY
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Understanding synaptic structure, function, connectivity and plasticity is fundamental to understanding how the brain works. Synaptic plasticity is fundamental for learning and memory formation where neurons are able to shape their length, structure and distribution of synapses thus accommodating local synaptic activity. Under pathological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, uncontrolled large-scale loss of synapses triggers ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Molecular architecture of synapses in situ by cryo-electron tomography"
By Ashraf Al-Amoudi, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany  
31MAY
  14:00-16:00 INR 212

EDIC Candidacy Exam Exam president: Prof. Alcherio Martinoli Thesis advisor: Prof. Boi Faltings Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract Ad-hoc multi-agent coordination is a relatively new research area, recently introduced in the seminal work of Stone et al. [Stone 2010]. Recent advances in domains such as Autonomous Agents, Intelligent Robotics, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems ... Read more about "Ad-hoc Coordination in Anonymous Games"
By Panayiotis Danassis
31MAY
  14:15-15:15 CH B3 31

Abstract: Families of automorphic forms have seen a lot of interest over recent years. An approach to study them is through their Hecke eigenvalues. In this talk I want to explain current and recent work on the distribution of those eigenvalues in families of spherical automorphic forms. (Joint work with T. Finis and N. Templier.) Read more about "Quantitative distribution of Hecke eigenvalues for simple groups"
By Jasmin Matz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
31MAY
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

The first principles computation of materials properties was once restricted to the investigation of a few structures at a time. The dramatic growth in the availability of computational resources now allows many thousands of computations to be performed independently and at the same time. One use of this power is to screen for novel or ... Read more about "Structure prediction and computational materials discovery"
By Prof. Chris Pickard
University of Cambridge
UK
31MAY
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By Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia ...
01JUN
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  12:00-13:00 Nanolive SA, Batiment L ground floor

Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D Nanolive SA invites you to its first lunch seminar given by one of the first users of the 3D Cell Explorer: the group of Professor Tsutomu Masujima from RIKEN, Japan. The talk will be about: “Absolute quantitation of a single cancer cell by live single cell mass ... Read more about "Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D"
By Group of Professor Tsutomu Masujima from RIKEN (Japan)
01JUN
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Nanoclusters are today of widespread use in various applications, ranging from medicine, to memory storage, optics, plasmonics, and catalysis. Such a wide range of applications is possible because of a large variety of their peculiar chemophysical properties can be tuned by playing with size and chemical composition ... Read more about "Being a "nano-Valentino" : towards a rational design of metallic nanoparticles"
By Prof. Francesca Baletto
King's College London, UK
01JUN
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Biography Robert Engle, the Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services at New York University Stern School of Business, was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on the concept of autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). Professor Engle is an expert in time series analysis with a long-standing interest in the analysis ... Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Systemic Risk with Endogenous Cycles"
By Robert Engle (New York University Stern School of Business)
01JUN
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  17:30-19:30 SV 1717

We are delighted to invite you to the roundtable event “From Bench to Market: How to launch a biotech startup”, which will introduce you, young researchers and scientists-entrepreneursto the first steps in entrepreneurship and allow discussing more openly the important topics concerning company creation. The event will comprise of the roundtable presentations and open discussions ... Read more about "From bench to market: how to launch a biotech startup"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers:
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02JUN
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper explores whether affine models with volatility jumps estimated on intradaily S&P 500 futures data over 1983-2008 can capture major daily outliers such as the 1987 stock market crash. I find that intradaily jumps in futures prices are typically small, and that self-exciting but short-lived volatility spikes capture intradaily and daily returns better. Multifactor ... Read more about "How Crashes Develop: Intradaily Volatility and Crash Evolution"
By David BATES (Iowa University)
02JUN
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In the last twenty years or so a number of fractional integral transforms have been introduced, some are purely mathematical and some have practical applications, especially in signal processing and optics. In this talk we introduce some of these fractional integral transforms, in particular, fractional Fourier transforms and their properties and then discuss their relationship ... Read more about "Fractional Integral transforms and Time-Frequency Representations"
By Prof. Ahmed I. Zayed, Department of Mathematical Sciences, DePaul University ...
02JUN
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Papers for Phd Students : Parathyroid Hormone Directs Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Cell Fate Region-specific variation in the properties of skeletal adipocytes reveals regulated and constitutive marrow adipose tissues Bone marrow adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that contributes to increased circulating adiponectin during caloric restriction Read more about "New concepts about an old phenotype"
02JUN
  12:15-13:15 GCB330

Abstract: The Portuguese coast is highly energetic. For that reason, engineering research is quite active in developing solutions for solving problems related with harbor safety and coastal defense, to protect assets, coastal areas and population. Lessons from the deployment of classical protection solutions are being used to develop new soft protection techniques, by means of ... Read more about "RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN COASTAL ENGINEERING AND MARINE ENERGY CONVERSION"
By Prof. Dr Francisco Taveira-Pinto, Faculty of Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources ...
02JUN
  12:30-13:30 SV.1717

During the past 10 years mammalian adipose tissue biology has received considerable attention. Major progress was made in elucidating the developmental origin of adipocytes, the hetero­geneity and functional plasticity of adipose tissues, and the metabolic activity of human adipose tissues. In addition to heat dissipation in brown fat, the formation of thermogenic brown-like adipocytes can ... Read more about "Heating and eating: A role of brown fat in the control of food intake"
By Prof. Dr. Martin Klingenspor
Chair of Molecular Nutritional Medicine, Technical ...
02JUN
  14:00-16:00 CO 121

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Personalized recommendation has become a crucial aspect of many information systems, as it increases content visibility, creates users engagement and facilitates navigation. With their growing presence and the broadening of their applications, recommender systems are exposed to ... Read more about "Weak Signals from the Web: New Perspectives in Collaborative Filtering"
By Jérémie Rappaz
02JUN
By Etudiants de Master, 1e année SIE
02JUN
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I will discuss the arithmetic of cubic surfaces and show how the arithmetic of Mordell curves allows one to say something unconditional about the existence of rational points on a family of cubic surfaces. Read more about "NTD 2017 - Many cubic surfaces contain rational points"
By Prof. Timothy D. Browning (University of Bristol)
02JUN
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Given a smooth family of quasiprojective complex varieties $f:X \rightarrow S$, one would like to understand the locus of points $s \in S$ whose fiber $X_s$ admits more Hodge classes than the very general fiber. In this talk I will describe a general conjecture (and some results) concerning this locus in terms of exceptional intersections. ... Read more about "NTD 2017 - Hodge theory and atypical intersections"
By Prof. Bruno Klingler (Université Paris Diderot)
03JUN
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  09:30-10:30 CE 2

(Joint work with Daniel Loughran.) Given a family of varieties over Q, we consider the problem of counting the number of varieties in this family which have a rational point. For suitable families over P^1, we will show how to obtain correct order lower bounds for this counting problem and thereby answer a question of ... Read more about "NTD 2017 - Multiplicative functions and rational points in families of varieties"
By Prof. Lilian Matthiesen (KTH)
03JUN
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This talk will describe ongoing joint work, and some progress, with M. Dimitrov on the expected paucity of rational points on Picard modular surfaces of large level. There is an analytic component which involves non-vanishing of L-values and a geometric component involving intersections. Read more about "NTD 2017 - Rational Points on Picard modular surfaces, and non-vanishing of L-values"
By Prof. Dinakar Ramakrishnan (Caltech)
05JUN
22JUN
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  21:00-22:30 Esplanade

This year's exam session Coincides with the month of Ramdan, so many Muslim students will be fasting during the day while preparing for exams. The GMU (Groupe Musulman Universitaire) have decided to help them by serving the breakfast (IFTAR) on campus so that they profit fully from their time in preparing the exams. Read more about "Ramadan breakfast"
06JUN
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IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Federico Faggin will describe his life experience and the major lessons learned in his long career as researcher, inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley where he has been living since 1968. Faggin will also illustrate his current efforts to understand the nature of consciousness, to which he is bringing a ... Read more about "From Computers to Consciousness"
06JUN
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Bio: Dr. Sabatini obtained both his MD and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked with Solomon Snyder on the discovery of mTOR and mTOR kinetics. Following his graduation, he was appointed a Whitehead Fellow in 1997. In 2002 he became ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. David M. Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
06JUN
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  12:15-13:30 SV1717

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: The field of immuno-engineering has vastly expanded the last decade and offers new avenues for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. My research group works at the interface between life sciences and materials chemistry with a special interest in polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and immunology. In my talk, I will give an ... Read more about "Engineering the Immune System with Synthetic Nanomaterials"
By Prof. Bruno De Geest, Ghent University (B)
07JUN
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By Matthias LENGA (University of Kiel)
07JUN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Bilateral damage to human prefrontal cortex results in a profound disintegration in goal-directed behavior. We employ the superb spatial-temporal dynamics of cortical intracranial recording (electrocorticography; ECoG) and intracortical depth recording (stereoencephalography; SEEG) to obtain neurophysiological insights into how prefrontal cortex enables human cognition. High frequency band neural activity (HFB; 70-200 Hz) ... Read more about "Frontal Cortex and Human Behavior: a View From Direct Brain Recordings"
By Prof. Robert T. Knight, University of California, USA.
07JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

To make sense of the world around us, the brain must discriminate stimuli that are structured in space and time. In the tactile system, information about the identity of a stimulus is collected as a series of events (contacts, vibrations…) concatenated over time. The ability to encode individual events faithfully and precisely is central to ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Analysing neuronal response dynamics and heterogeneity in the rodent whisker syste"
By Miguel Maravall, Sussex Neuroscience, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
08JUN
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  09:30-17:00 SwissTech Convenition Center

Frontiers of Visual Computing Visual computing is an emerging field that aims to develop theoretical foundations and computational models to capture, transform, and synthesize visual information including images, videos, geometric shapes, and other types of unstructured data. The field has seen tremendous theoretical and algorithmic breakthroughs over the last decade that will fundamentally change the ... Read more about "IC Research Day"
By Maneesh Agrawala, Stanford University - for further information, click here  Sylvain ...
08JUN
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Environmental concerns and the urgent need for decarbonization are driving the transformation of the global energy system. Research in the Division 'Energy and Environment' of the Paul Scherrer Institute focuses on Energy System Integration as a key concept for achieving the goals. Energy harvesting from renewables, centralized ... Read more about "Options for Energy Transition"
By Prof. Alexander Wokaun
Vice Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute ...
09JUN
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By Kent DANIEL (Columbia University)
09JUN
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

Papers for PhD Students : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867412005089 http://www.biochemsoctrans.org/content/42/4/717.long http://emboj.embopress.org/content/35/8/831.long Read more about "Linking genome instability to innate immune activation"
10JUN
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  10:00-17:00 smart living lab

The solar-powered house that will compete in the USA opens its doors on Saturday, 10th June. The NeighborHub, a solar-powered house that was entirely designed and built by students, will soon be ready for transport to the United States for the international Solar Decathlon 2017, which will be held in October. Before it begins its ... Read more about "Solar Decathlon"
12JUN
13JUN
  Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne

More details to come very soon. Read more about "EcoCloud Annual Event 2017"
12JUN
  14:00-16:00 INJ 322

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Jaggi Co-examiner: Prof. Boi Faltings Abstract The recent tremendous success of unsupervised word embeddings in a multitude of applications raises the obvious question if similar methods could be derived to improve embeddings (i.e. semantic representations) of word sequences as well. We plan to ... Read more about "Unsupervised and semi-supervised embeddings for word sequences"
By Prakhar Gupta
13JUN
14JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Bien des professionnels reconnus se trouvent régulièrement freinés par le petit Imposteur qui sommeille en eux : insatisfaction ; doutes chroniques; peurs irraisonnées du jugement. Même à l’âge adulte, on peut renforcer, réparer, protéger une estime de soi défaillante et gagner en liberté. Read more about "Formation "Renforcer son estime de soi""
By Fabienne Brügger
13JUN
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

It is well known that the rate of redox reactions can be manipulated by means of an electrical potential gradient. However, in this talk we will show that electrostatic catalysis is also a practical possibility for manipulating non-redox processes. As elegantly demonstrated by Shaik and co-workers, many formally covalent species can be stabilized by resonance ... Read more about "Electrostatic Catalysis of Non-Redox Reactions"
By Prof. Michelle Coote 
Australian National University
Australia
14JUN
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Paolo Ienne Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Giovanni de Micheli Abstract In today's scale-out datacentres, understanding the interactions of the high level system with the underlying microarchitecture enables designers to extract more performance out of the hardware. This candidacy proposal focuses on one of the outstanding issues ... Read more about "Specialized Processor Architecture for Datacentres"
By Mark Sutherland
14JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare devastating neurodegenerative disorder commonly showing clinical overlaps with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and therefore often misdiagnosed in the daily praxis. MSA is characterized by ectopic filamentous alpha-synuclein accumulation in oligodendrocytes (glial cytoplasmic inclusions, GCIs) in contrast to the classical Lewy body pathology in neurons of PD and Dementia with ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Multiple system atrophy: the oligodendroglial alpha-synucleinopathy"
By Nadia Stefanova, Department of Neurology, Division of Neurobiology, Innsbruck Medical ...
14JUN
  14:30-16:30 INF 328

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Paolo Ienne Thesis advisor: Prof. Giovanni De Micheli Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers S. B. Akers. : Synthesis of combinational logic using three-input majority gates. SWCT, pages 149-157, 1962. L.Amaru, P.-E. Gaillardon, and G. De Micheli: Majority-inverter graph: a new paradigm for logic optimization. TCAD, 35(5):806-819,2016. R. ... Read more about "Data Structures and Algorithms for Logic Synthesis in Advanced Technologies"
By Eleonora Testa
14JUN
  16:00-18:00 INF 113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Giovanni De Micheli Thesis advisor: Prof. Paolo Ienne Co-examiner: Prof. David Atienza Alonso Abstract Background papers A high-performance overlay architecture for pipelined execution of data flow graphs. Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL),2013 23rd International Conference on. IEEE, 201, by Capalija, Davor, and Tarek S. Abdelrahman. Fast, Flexible High-Level ... Read more about "Fast Module-Based FPGA Compile Flow from High-Level Circuit Specifications"
By Mikhail Asiatici
15JUN
16JUN
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  08:30-18:40 SwissTech

SAVE THE DATE: Swiss Space Industry Day 2017 on 15-16 June 2017 in Lausanne The aim of these Swiss Space Industry Days is to provide up-to-date information to current and potential stakeholders on the various European institutional programmes as well as a platform to exchange experiences on the fast changing space landscape having an impact ... Read more about "Swiss Space Industry Day 2017"
15JUN
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  17:15-19:00 Auditoire SG1

This conference will present some new technologies used in near surface geothermal science and underground architectural and urban developments used fot the purpose of reducing the environmental impact of buildings. The language of the conference will be french. Read more about "The discreet attraction of undergrounds"
16JUN
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  09:30-15:00 EPFL BC 410

For the 15th consecutive year, the LBO (EPFL), the LMAM (EPFL), the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine (CHUV), and the Regenerative Therapy Unit (CHUV) are organizing a day of translational research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. This day aims to encourage synergies between the Service of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at CHUV and the basic sciences at EPFL. ... Read more about "Research Day on Translational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics"
By Raphael Dumas (University of Lyon) and Jorg Spoerri (Balgrist)
16JUN
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By Vikas AGARWAL (Georgia State University)
16JUN
  15:30-17:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Christoph Koch Thesis advisor: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Odersky Abstract Despite numerous advances in type systems, program analysis and model checking, the verification of software artifacts is still the exception rather than the rule. Dependent refinement types have emerged as a verification technique that allows for expressive ... Read more about "Bringing Verification to Scala through Dependent Refinement Types"
By Georg Schmid
19JUN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

Recent years have seen significant progress in our understanding of the neural substrates of motor skill learning. Advances in neuroimaging provide new insight into functional reorganization associated with the acquisition, consolidation, and retention of motor skills. Advances in our understanding of stages of motor skill learning and the ability to modify previously consolidated memories allow ... Read more about "Mechanisms of motor learning and how to modulate it in health and disease"
By Prof. Leonardo G. Cohen, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA.
19JUN
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By Julian WILLIAMS (Durham University)
19JUN
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Network Formation with Local Complements and Global Substitutes: The Case of R&D" Abstract In this paper we introduce a stochastic network formation model where agents choose both actions and links. Neighbors in the network benefit from each other’s action levels through local complementarities and there exists a global interaction effect reflecting a strategic substitutability in ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Michael König, University of Zurich"
19JUN
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING(sandwiches served)Abstract: To be communicatedBio: J. Christopher Love is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. He is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and an Associate Member at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Love earned a ... Read more about "Title to be announced "
By Prof. J. Christoper Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
20JUN
21JUN
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Tuesday 20 June 2017 – Room GC C3 30 09:00 Ellen Dorrepaal Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Environmental ScienceUmeå University, Sweden Cryoecology – How coldecosystem processes matter for our changing climate 09:45 Katherine Todd-Brown Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA Soil carbon dynamics in a changing climate 10:45 Valier Galy Associate ... Read more about "Environmental Science and Engineering"
By A range of experts in the domain
20JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Gastpar Co-examiner: Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke Abstract A converse bound is derived for the Gaussian multiple-access channel (MAC) with feedback. The bound is based on dependence-balance constraint. An essential ingredient to prove the bound is the method known in the literature as "doubling trick'' ... Read more about "Converse bound for Gaussian Multiple Access Channel with Feedback"
By Erixhen Sula
21JUN
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  09:00-10:00 SV1717

1. "Inclusion-Independent Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Synuclein-Spreading Model of PD: an Active Role for Microglia?" A key process in many types of chronic neurodegeneration is the transneuronal spreading of aggregation-prone proteins, such as a-synuclein. Alpha-synuclein is a presynaptic protein that is implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other synucleopathies, where it forms, ... Read more about "Special LMNN SEMINAR // 2 talks, 20 min. each"
By Manuel Buttini, Neuropathology Core, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University ...
21JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

The arousal construct underlies a spectrum of behaviors that include sleep, exploration, feeding, sexual activity and adaptive stress. Pathological arousal conditions include stress, anxiety disorders, and addiction. In the past few years we have used optogenetics to interrogate neuronal circuits underlying transitions between arousal states. In particular, I will talk about how the hypocretin system, ... Read more about "NEW AD - BMI Seminar // Optogenetics of arousal and hyperarousal"
By Luis de Lecea, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford ...
22JUN
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  11:00-12:30 CH G1 495

Prof. Davey fundamental research interest focuses on understanding the structural and dynamical features of chromatin assembly and how this could yield unique therapeutic possibilities. Davey’s lab has analyzed nucleosome structure and stability with many different DNA fragments to derive a general mechanical model that helps explain and predict the sequence-dependent properties of this system. His ... Read more about "X-Ray Crystal Structure of a Chromatosome—the Fundamental Nucleosome-Linker Histone Assembly of Chromatin"
By Prof. Curtis Davey (NTU - Singapore)
22JUN
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  12:00-13:00 EPFL SV 1717

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about ""Telomeres and Disease""
By Dr. Maria BLASCO, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain
22JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Background papers Practical Near Data Processing ,Mingyu Gao, Grant Ayers, Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford edu. HRL: Efficient and Flexible Reconfigurable Logic for Near-Data Processing, Mingyu Gao and Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford edu The Mondrian Data Engine, Read more about "Near-Memory Data Services"
By Hussein Kassir
23JUN
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By Prof. Mick Sherburn, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
26JUN
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract Background papers Pedestrian Detection via Classification on Riemannian Manifolds, IEEE paper. Matrix Backpropagation for Deep Networks with Structured Layers Shorter version, Ionescu C., et al. Densely Connected Convolutional Networks, Huang G., et ... Read more about "Second order statistics in deep learning"
By Kaicheng Yu
26JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. George Candea Abstract Background papers Efficiently compiling efficient query plans for modern hardware, by Neumann, T. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 4, 9 (2011), 539-550. Encapsulation of parallelism in the volcano query processing system, by Graefe, G. In Proceedings of ... Read more about "Efficient Analytical Query Processing on Multi-GPGPU Systems"
By Periklis Chrysogelos
26JUN
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Exploration des possibilités inattendues offertes par Wolfram|Alpha «Wolfram|Alpha is a computational knowledge engine, not a search engine» Read more about "PolyMac: Wolfram|Alpha"
By Daniel Amiguet
27JUN
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Nitric oxide (NO), the endogenously produced free radical signaling molecule, is generally thought to function via its interactions with heme-containing proteins, such as soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), or by the formation of protein adducts containing nitrogen oxide functional groups (such as S-nitrosothiols, 3-nitrotyrosine, and dinitrosyliron complexes). Of the numerous purported NO signaling mechanisms, epigenetic regulation ... Read more about "Special LMNN SEMINAR // Epigenetics: the third pillar of nitric oxide signaling"
By Douglas D. Thomas, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College ...
27JUN
  10:30-12:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers DeeperCut: A Deeper, Stronger, and Faster Multi-Person Pose Estimation Model. In ECCV'16, by Insafutdinov, E., Pishchulin, L., Andres, B., Andriluka, M., Schiele, B. Understanding Collective Activities of People from Videos. ... Read more about "Multi-Person Monocular 3D Pose Estimation Using Deep Neural Networks"
By Isinsu Katircioglu
27JUN
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There's much research about how learning can be enhanced by the right kinds of learning experiences. Rather than random walks with technology ("Video is great, right?"), we'll talk about what it means to become "learning engineers": applying learning science at scale. We'll discuss models that recent learning science suggest we can apply to our learning ... Read more about "Learning Engineering: The Art of Applying Learning Science At Scale"
By Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a ...
28JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. James Larus Abstract Background papers The end of an architectural era:(it's time for a complete rewrite), Stonebraker, M., Madden, S., Abadi, et al. Staring into the abyss: An evaluation of concurrency control with one thousand cores, Yu, X., Bezerra, G., ... Read more about "On the Scalability of Main Memory OLTP Systems Under High Contention"
By Mustafa Iman
28JUN
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EPFL and IBM are about to conclude a framework agreement, which will facilitate the development of joint research projects. To identify new common research opportunities, the Research Affairs (DAR) will organize an EPFL-IBM Research Day on Wednesday, June 28th. This event will reunite approx. 50 researchers from both institutions. Preliminary Programme 09.45 - 10.15 Welcome ... Read more about "EPFL-IBM Research Day Workshop"
By M. Vetterli, S. Lacour, N. Marzari, A. Mortensen et al.
28JUN
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Microfluidic manipulation in small fluid volumes can both increase assay sensitivities and improve reproducibility through automation. In my work, I apply microfluidics to single cell analysis, I systematically evaluate the sensitivity, precision, and accuracy of various approaches to single-cell RNA-seq. Our results show that it is possible to use single-cell RNA-seq to perform quantitative transcriptome ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Harnessing microfluidics in few-cell and single-cell manipulations for biological discovery"
By Angela Wu,  Division of Life Science, HKUST - The Hong Kong ...
28JUN
  13:00-15:00 BC04

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract In the new domain of data journalism, there are many approaches that address the automatic verification of news and the assessment of their credibility. In this candidacy exam we will examine three of them, namely: - An ... Read more about "Automatic News Verification"
By Panayiotis Smeros
29JUN
  13:30-15:30 INN 211

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Co-examiner: Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel Abstract Modern applications incorporate code from various, sometimes unverified, sources. Public APIs, external libraries, and software frameworks are nowadays at the heart of most applications. As a result, both trusted and un- trusted code cohabit within an application, ... Read more about "Flexible memory management"
By Adrien Ghosn
30JUN
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Papers for our PhD students : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25590760 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25132548 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28186186 Read more about "Development of a broadly-neutralising vaccine against the blood-stage human malaria parasite"
04JUL
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IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: This talk will describe efforts in our research group to control the shape and function of soft materials (liquid metals, polymers and hydrogels) for applications that include stretchable electronics, soft robots, and self-folding polymer sheets. The research harnesses interfacial phenomena, micro fabrication, patterning, and thin films. The talk will discuss the ... Read more about "Soft, Stretchable, and Reconfigurable Materials for Electronics and Actuators"
07JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Abstract Background papers Multiscale guided deblurring chromatic abberation correction in color and near-infrared imaging, by Sadeghipoor Z., Lu Y., Süsstrunk, S. 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO). Which Side of the Focal Plane Are You on?, by Sellent ... Read more about "Chromatic aberration in hyper-spectral imaging systems"
By Majed El Helou
07JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC04

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. François Fleuret Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Frossard Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Manifold learning for latent variable inference in dynamical systems, IEEE TSP 2015. Sequential Neural Models with Stochastic Layers, NIPS 2016. Visual Dynamics: Probabilistic Future Frame Synthesis via Cross Convolutional Networks, NIPS 2016. Read more about "Inference of Latent Intrinsic Variables of Sequential Data"
By Beril Besbinar
10JUL
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Nicolas Macris Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers The Landscape of Empirical Risk for Non-convex Losses; Song Mei, Yu Bai, Andrea Montanari. Available on arXiv Matrix Completion has No Spurious Local Minima; Rong Ge, Jason D.Lee, Tengyu Ma. Shorter version, including only the ... Read more about "Landscapes of Learning Problems"
By Clément Luneau
11JUL
14JUL
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Exploring Edges & Beyond Colloquium 11-14 July 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland - EPFL Digital Humanities, Artistic and Architecture Research, Critical Technical Practice New forms of research, methods, knowledge Research in applied and interdisciplinary areas often push beyond methodological and epistemological notions as articulated in established scientific disciplines - it’s therefore difficult to place these research approaches ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Summer School - Call for Contributions"
11JUL
  15:00-17:00 BC329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Co-examiner: Prof. Alcherio Martinoli Abstract Background papers Euclidean Distance Matrices: Essential theory, algorithms, and applications, by I. Dokmanic, R. Parhizkar, J. Ranieri, and M. Vetterli, IEEE Signal Process. Mag., vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 12–30, 2015. Distributed weighted-multidimensional scaling for node localization ... Read more about "Multimodal Simultaneous Localization and Mapping"
By Frederike Dümbgen
24AUG
  10:30-12:30 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis advisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jacques Fellay Abstract Background papers SMCQL: secure querying for federated databases. Bater, Johes, et al. Towards Statistical Queries over Distributed Private User Data. Chen, R. et al. Expanding Access to Large-Scale Genomic Data While Promoting ... Read more about "Decentralized, secure and privacy-conscious (medical) data sharing with distributed trust"
By David Froelicher
06SEP
08SEP
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Created to further energy efficiency in the built environment, the international CISBAT conference offers a dynamic scientific exchange platform in fields ranging from nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications to urban energy systems. Read more about "CISBAT 2017 - Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale"
06SEP
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By Marlen Knobloch, Laboratory of Stem Cell Metabolism, Department of Physiology ...
11SEP
12SEP
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  Crans-Montana

Climate change has global causes and effects. This conference addresses growing challenges and their consequences for fragile environments both in the high latitudes and high altitudes, focusing on the polar regions and the Alps. It brings together researches from natural and social sciences to facilitate dialogue among experts with the aim of comparing observations from ... Read more about "High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues"
By The list of speakers is available on the conference website.
12SEP
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Vous avez des questions au sujet de l'utilisation de GrantsDB ? ou sur son interface ? Nous sommes à votre disposition pour répondre à toutes vos questions. Entrée libre, sans inscription ! Site web du Research Office - GrantsDB Read more about "Prochain Forum d'aide GrantsDB : Mardi 12 septembre de 9:00 à 10:00 au BI A2 458"
19SEP
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Abstract: High-elevation catchments are highly dynamic systems which are undergoing rapid hydrological changes. Seasonally, headwaters are responsible for the transport of large volumes of runoff and sediment (fine and coarse) to the downstream channel network, which tend to adjust to the upstream-imposed liquid and solid fluxes. Predicting how mountain rivers will change under different future ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Sediment Supply: The Underrated Ruler in Bedload Transport""
By Dr Francesco Comiti, Associate professor, River Basin Group, Faculty of ...
22SEP
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By Ashwini AGRAWAL (LSE)
02OCT
04OCT
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Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017 The AAL Forum is an annual showcase and the largest event in the Active and Assisted Living field, which aims to bring together all the stakeholders in Active and Assisted Living domain. The Forum brings together policy makers, ICT developers, manufacturers, healthcare professionals, commissioners, companies, venture companies, technologists, ... Read more about "Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017"
02OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be communicated Bio: Prof Dek Woolfson took his first degree in Chemistry at the University of Oxford in 1987. He then did a PhD at the University of Cambridge followed by post-doctoral research at University College London and the University of California, Berkeley. After 10 years ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. Dek Woolfson, University of Bristol, Bristol (UK)
05OCT
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...
06OCT
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By Lu ZHANG (Ohio State University)
11OCT
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By  Ewelina Knapska, Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental ...
16OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be communicated Research Description: Basic cell culture techniques have changed little in almost a century. By far the most dominate format for cell culture is the Petri dish or similar (e.g. multi well plate). Slowly this is beginning to change as our ability to create materials, ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. David Beebe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
20OCT
  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Is there a future for open science? Sharing and research progress in scientific research " Abstract: Sharing of information, data and materials between scientists has been described as crucial for the replication, validation and advancement of research, and recent years have seen a policy push towards open science and open data that seeks to enable ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Corniela Lawson, University of Bath"
24OCT
26OCT
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 - Free entrance, ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
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01NOV
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By David Dupret, MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford ...
07NOV
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IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In recent years there has been an ever-increasing explosion of “Big Data” mainly in the form of unstructured data sets. Likewise, the growth of our awareness of complexity and emergent behavior has been recognized in networks ranging from social media, economics, bio complexity and the weather. Together with the slowing down ... Read more about "Neuroarchitectonic Devices using Atomic Switches"
08MAY
2017
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Depuis sa sélection officielle pour la compétition Solar Decathlon US 2017 en février 2016 en tant que Swiss Team, ce projet, intitulé Swiss Living Challenge, s’est développé à un rythme soutenu (voir couverture par les médias ici), et sa construction a commencé en automne 2016 sur le site de blueFactory, où se développe l’antenne fribourgeoise ... Read more about "Swiss Living Challenge : Solar Decathlon 2017"
By Marilyne Andersen, Doyenne de l’ENAC; les étudiants Swiss Living ...