Conferences - Seminars

27APR
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  14:00-16:00 INR113

In this tutorial, we first present two renown statistical inference methods: The Maximum Likelihood Estimator and the Maximum Entropy Principle. We show how these estimators can be modeled as Kullback-Leibler divergence minimization problems, and therefore interpreted geometrically as information projections. We then present the basic construction of dually flat Shannon spaces and describe some useful ... Read more about "What is an information projection? An invitation to information geometry"
By Frank Nielsen, Professeur at Ecole Polytechnique, France.
https://www.lix ...
27APR
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  18:00 EPFL, Auditorium SG1

Wondering why should we care about Blockchain ? Join us for this evening event and listen to recognized speakers that will cover a diverse use of the Blockchain technology, demonstrating the reach and potential to innovate and challenge traditional business models. Guest Speakers: Daniel Gasteiger, Founder of Procivis and Nexussquared How Blockchain can help Governments ... Read more about "Blockchain: Venturing into the social realm"
29APR
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  10:00-18:00 CE 1 104

You've had enough of those slow virtual machines provided by the EPFL? Your operating system irritates you whenever you want to switch on your computer, turn it off, or simply use it? Or you simply want to come and talk a little with people who are as passionate about free software as you are? What ... Read more about "GNU/Linux Install Fest"
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"
01MAY
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  16:15-17:15 BC420

Abstract : With machine learning technology we are now able to automate many tasks that humans learn to perform through experience rather than through step-by-step instruction. Without such a learning capability we are limited to automating tasks for which a step-by-step sequence of instructions is known. In this talk we shall ask whether it is ... Read more about "IC Distinguished Lecture - What Can be Automated: A Viewpoint from Learning and Evolution"
By Professor Leslie Valiant - Harvard University    

Leslie Valiant was educated at ...
04MAY
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  08:30-17:00 Bern

Swiss Quantum Day Research and technology based on quantum mechanics has gained momentum and attracted funding from both the public and private sector in the recent years. This impacted also the Swiss large and vibrant research and innovation community in this field. The future European FET Flagship initiative on Quantum technology aims at harnessing and ... Read more about "[SWISS QUANTUM DAY I WORKSHOP]"
04MAY
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  13:00-17:00 MXF 014

Free workshop Discover multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on 4th May 2017 Room MXF 014, at 13H00Come and join us for a couple of hours to learn about simulation! Get an overview of the latest ANSYS Multiphysics simulation tools available today with real situation examples. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction ... Read more about "Free workshop"

Cultural events

01MAY
19MAY
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  00:01-23:59

From May 1 to 19, take action for a sustainable campus and participate in Act for Change - Staff challenge! Sign-up today! Create a team of 3 to 6 people and register on act4change.epfl.ch until April 30 The challenge is open to all employees, including PhDs From May 1 to 19, select your actions on ... Read more about "ACT FOR CHANGE - Staff Challenge 2017"
04MAY
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  18:30-21:00 Rolex Learning Center

La Bibliothèque de l’EPFL, JDR-Poly ainsi que le Pôle d’expression théâtrale vous invitent à une grande Murder Party le jeudi 4 mai 2017, dès 18h30, au Rolex Learning Center, lequel se transformera en scène de crime. INSCRIPTIONS Assistez à un meurtre, témoignez et partez à la recherche d’indices disséminés dans la Bibliothèque afin de résoudre ... Read more about "Murder Party, le jeudi 4 mai, à 18h30"

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

02MAY
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Grossglauser - Dr M. Seeger Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7637 Read more about "Applications of Approximate Learning and Inference for Probabilistic Models"
By Monsieur Young Jun KO

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28APR
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  17:15 Forum Rolex

Les antennes, des dispositifs capables d’émettre et recevoir des ondes électromagnetiques, ont connu un développement spectaculaire dans les dernières décennies, grâce à l’introduction des nouvelles bandes de fréquences (microondes, ondes millimétriques, Terahertz) et à l’essor des nouvelles technologies (antennes planaires imprimées, intégration sur chip, impression 3D…), combinées avec l’introduction des matériaux toujours plus flexibles et ... Read more about "40 ans d’antennes à l’EPFL et dans le monde"
By Prof. Juan R. Mosig, EPFL

Miscellaneous

25APR
  15:00-17:30 BC420

The Doctoral School, the Study Programs Promotion Department and the Student Affairs Service are delighted to invite all newly enrolled PhD students for this gathering in order to meet and talk about all services available for them on the campus. At 3pm, we will meet in room BC 420. Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President for Education, ... Read more about "PhD Welcome Event"
By Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-president for Education, and representatives of other services ...
25APR
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  19:15-22:00 MED 32215

Octanis provides a place for curious and creative minds to embark on exploratory, technical missions around the world. Our objective is to distill our findings into pragmatic solutions and inventions, accessible to everyone. Come to join us every Tuesday, on the third floor of the MED building. To see what we have done (rover, owl ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
28APR
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  12:15 CE 1 103

Dear Bachelor and Master Student, The Equal Opportunities Office of EPFL and Accenture would like to invite you to an exclusive Women’s Lunch Event at EPFL. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations in more than 120 countries. Take ... Read more about "Women's Lunch event with Accenture"
By Accenture representatives; The event will consist of a presentation in ...
04MAY
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  09:00-12:30 CEDE

What technologies are available at EPFL to teachers to support learning? How can they be used to provide additional learning resources for students? How can they be used to provide feedback on student learning to teachers and to students? Read more about "Effective ICT"

Call for proposal

13MAR
30APR
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Please take note that PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women as “Förderprogramm für Wiedereinsteigerinnen”. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now ... Read more about "PSI Career Return Program - open call"
04APR
30APR
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The call for posters for the event womENcourage, which is the main event of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) to celebrate, support and honor the contribution of women in science. You are encouraged to send Posters and to attend the event. The posters can have more than one authors (and of course authors can be ... Read more about "Call for posters womENcourage - Women in Computing"
01MAY
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Projects 2017 Gebert Rüf Stiftung wishes to help facilitate breakthroughs for applied science projects with the potential to have a major impact. Its aim is not support for the sciences as such. Its support strategy is based on areas of activity with a limited duration and on clear selection criteria. Submission deadlines: 01.05.2017 Funding: Up ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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DesignPlus: Bridging the gap to innovation Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports innovative projects at Swiss institutions of higher education which succeed in combining design with application-oriented technology, research and educational practice in an exemplary manner. Submission deadline : 01.05.2017 Funding : up to CHF 50,000 for small projects (short duration) to up to CHF 300,000 for ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"
03MAY
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants ... Read more about "[B&M GATES FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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  STCC

EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 : Free entrance, registration mandatory Cocktails, coffee breaks & meals will be provided to all registered participants. This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 Frontiers in Metabolism: REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By See the Symposium website: lss2017.epfl.ch