Conferences - Seminars

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"
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
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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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
  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
06JUN
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

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"
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 ...

Exhibitions

05MAY
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine

Thesis defenses

01JUN
  17:00 BC420

Thesis directors : Prof. E. Bugnion ,Prof. B. Falsafi Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7612 Read more about "Rack-Scale Memory Pooling for Datacenters"
By Stanko NOVAKOVIC
06JUN
  17:00 BC 04

Thesis directors : Prof. V. Kuncak , Dr S. Bliudze Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7753 Read more about "Algorithmic Verification of Component-based Systems"
By Qiang WANG
09JUN
  17:00 Salle INM 202

Thesis director : Prof. E. Telatar Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7751 Read more about "Coding for Communications and Secrecy"
By Mani BASTANIPARIZI

Miscellaneous

01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"
29MAY
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  10:00-17:00 Hall du CO

Come by and relax at the No Stress Day on 29 May 2017 in the hall of CO. Free resources, information and workshops are offered all day long! Shiatsu : sessions of 15min/person, from 10h to 17h Guided Meditation : 2 sessions of 30min, at 11h30 and at 13h Laughing Yoga : 2 sessions of ... Read more about "Stress? No Stress !"
By Point Santé, Shiatsu, Guided Meditation, Laughing Yoga, Massages, Dynamic Relaxation ...
08JUN
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  09:00-16:00 EPFL

On June 8th over 80 classes will be on the EPFL site ! Every year, 7th and 8th grade schools are invited to EPFL for a day to discover sciences and technology. Registration is compulsory. Thank you for visiting our website to get more information. And a warm THANK YOU to all professors, researchers, scientific ... Read more about "Classes' Day"

Internal trainings

24MAY
25JUN
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The AIT program aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India/Brazil, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research. If you: ... Read more about "Academia-Industry Training Camps"
30MAY
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  10:00-17:30 Bern

Horizon 2020 - Applicants Training for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships This event is a one-day training for researchers planning to apply to the 2017 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call. You will work with an example proposal, get insight into the evaluation process and have the possibility to learn from a successful applicant. At the time of ... Read more about "[MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE I WORKSHOP]"
01JUN
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The Research Office is organising a 1-hour meeting on June 1st during which you will have the chance to meet Mrs. Katja Wirth and Judith Zbinden, from the Euresearch Head Office. If you are planning to apply for the ERC Advanced Grant 2017, this is the perfect opportunity to discuss your application with the Swiss ... Read more about "[ERC I WORKSHOP ADVANCED GRANT 2017]"
02JUN
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  09:00-11:30 salle BI A2 448

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism. Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
By Ingrid Le Duc & Raphaël Grolimund

Call for proposal

01MAY
01AUG
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Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. This call will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects that involve EPFL research groups or ... Read more about "The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"
31MAY
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Computational Tools for PD Therapeutic Development The Computational Science Program seeks to enable development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and data science for Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutic development. The Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to support development of computational tools to facilitate production of novel biomedical measures relevant to defining PD. Pre-Proposals deadline: 31st ... Read more about "[M. J. FOX FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01JUN
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La Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science a pour but de soutenir des projets scientifiques originaux, essentiellement en recherche fondamentale, appliquée ou clinique dans le domaine biomédical, ainsi que de s'intéresser aux divers moyens de remédier au déséquilibre provoqué par l'industrialisation sur l'écologie et la santé. Submission deadline: 1st June 2017 Funding: N/A Duration: 2 ... Read more about "[FONDATION PIERRE MERCIER I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
09JUN
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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program in Switzerland offers two different programmes: Fulbright Foreign Student Program: to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree; non-degree coursework; ... Read more about "[FULBRIGHT I EXCHANGE]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By EPFL and EMBO Press