Conferences - Seminars
12:15-13:00 Auditoire CM 5
A Break & Brain talk What are the promises and pitfalls of nanotechnologies when it comes to health? Prof Francesco Stellacci, head of the Supramolecular Nanomaterials and Interfaces Laboratory - Constellium Chair, at EPFL, will give us his views. Read more about "Nanotechnology and Health"
By Francesco Stellacci
14:00-15:00 DIA 004
A Virtual Laboratory for Image-based Neuroscience Discovery: Collaborative Research and Science Education in the Era of “big data”
Abstract: Dr. Guttmann’s Center for Neurological Imaging (CNI) in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed one of the first large scale MS repositories integrating MRI images with clinical and biological data, as well as an image analysis workflow manager tightly linked to this repository. These technologies have successfully been used over ... Read more about "A Virtual Laboratory for Image-based Neuroscience Discovery: Collaborative Research and Science Education in the Era of “big data”"
By Dr. Charles Guttman, Harvard Medical School and the Center for ...
10:15-11:30 BC 420
By : Armand Joulin - Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Recently, deep learning has been very successful in many applications. However these approaches are often computationally expensive and do not scale to the tremendous amount of data available nowadays. It also often works as a black box making its results hard ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Understanding and simplifying deep learning"
14:00-15:00 ME B1 B10
The draft tube of a hydraulic turbine is the turbine element located downstream of the runner. It has a divergent shape in order to convert the residual kinetic energy leaving the runner into pressure and thus increase the specific energy transfer to the runner. The performances of low head bulb turbines are highly influenced by ... Read more about "Analysis of head losses in a bulb turbine draft tube by means of unsteady numerical simulations"
By Sylvia Wilhelm, Grenoble Institute of Technology/ Ense3, Laboratoire LEGI
14:00-17:00 La Forge, bâtiment C, EPFL Innovation Park
La Forge et ses entrepreneurs se réjouissent de vous accueillir à leur 7ème Demo Day! Une occasion unique de rencontrer les start-ups de La Forge, de découvrir leurs produits/services passionnants et d'échanger avec les Fondateurs! Inscrivez-vous via ce formulaire Agenda 14.00: Doors opening 14.15 – 17.00: Open presentations and Q&A (Conference room); in parallel, connect ... Read more about "Demo Day - La Forge"
10:15-11:30 BC 420
By : Nadia Polikarpova - Massachusetts Institute of Technology IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Modern programming languages safeguard developers from many typical errors, yet more subtle errors—such as violations of security policies—still plague software. Program synthesis has the potential to eliminate such errors, by generating executable code from concise and intuitive high-level specifications. Traditionally, program ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Type-Driven Program Synthesis"
13:30-20:00 Rolex Forum EPFL
Want to embark on a journey into the future where Virtual and Augmented Realities will shape our societies in healthcare, education, engineering and entertainement ? The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR)! Come and join our ... Read more about "Virtual & Augmented Realities - How they are shaping our future"
10:15-11:30 BC 420
By : Shivaram Venkataraman - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Machine learning models trained on massive datasets power a number of applications; from machine translation to detecting supernovae in astrophysics. However the end of Moore’s law and the shift towards distributed computing architectures presents many new challenges for building and executing such applications ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Scalable Systems for Fast and Easy Machine Learning"
10:15-11:30 BC 420
By : Madan Musuvathi - Microsoft Research Abstract : Large-scale data processing requires large-scale parallelism. Data-processing systems from traditional databases to Hadoop and Spark rely on embarrassingly-parallel relational primitives (e.g. map, reduce, filter, and join) to extract parallelism from input programs. But many important applications, such as machine learning and log processing, iterate over large ... Read more about "Beyond the embarrassingly parallel – New languages, compilers, and runtimes for big-data processing"
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.
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"
EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & 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. Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 - Free entrance, ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
By A wide range of experts in the domain.
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11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab
En associant des dispositifs EPFL et des toiles originales, l’exposition Noir, c’est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages comporte un caractère atypique et expérimental. Une exposition à la croisée de l'art et de la science. Figure majeure de l’art abstrait, Soulages explore les propriétés de la couleur noire. Depuis 1979, il ne vise pas la ... Read more about "Exposition Noir c'est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages"
17:00-18:00 Rolex Learning Center
A l’occasion du centième numéro de "L’Astronomie", la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL vous invite à un voyage dans le temps au cœur d'une exposition à voir jusqu'au 22 août 2017 dans les vitrines de livres anciens du Rolex Learning Center. Une visite guidée est proposée le mardi 28 mars 2017 de 17h à 18h sur inscription. ... Read more about "Visite guidée de l'exposition "L'Astronomie""
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
17:30 Salle BC 420
Thesis directors : Prof. M. Grossglauser , Prof. M. A. Shokrollahi Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7562 Read more about "Alignment and Assembly: Inferring Networks from Noisy Observations"
By Lyudmila YARTSEVA
16:00 Salle BC 420
Thesis directors : Prof. S. Vaudenay , Prof. H. Lipmaa Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7112 Read more about "Enhancing Privacy Protection:Set Membership, Range Proofs, and the Extended Access Control"
By Rafik CHAABOUNI
Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture
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
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"
18:30-21:00 Espace Dickens
Interested in science communication? The BioScience Network Lausanne (http://bsnl.ch/) together with The Catalyst and ‘FameLab Switzerland’ organized the local heat of FameLab 2017 in Lausanne. FameLab is a free competition of scientific communication organized each year at the international level. Participate in FameLab 2017 and improve your communication skills while meeting other young scientists from ... Read more about "FameLab: Science communication competition"
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 ...
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"
La conférence européenne de navigation se tiendra à Lausanne du 9 au 12 mai 2017. Ce sera une occasion unique de s’informer sur les derniers développements en navigation par satellites avec un accent particulier sur le programme européen Galileo. Les principaux acteurs de la Commission Européenne, de l’Agence spatiale Européenne (ESA), de l’Agence Européenne du ... Read more about "European Navigation Conference - ENC2017"
By Le programme technique est disponible: ICI
Startup Essentials by venturelab is a series of workshops covering the know-how and tools required to accelerate the development of your project. Our workshops are based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Located at top academic institutions (EPFL, ETHZ), Startup Essentials are open to master ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
09:00-17:00 Université de Fribourg
Prise de parole - boîte à outils S’affirmer, savoir défendre sa thèse et développer sa capacité à improviser et gérer l’imprévu Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole - boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
09:45-15:30 SERI-State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation - Einsteinstr. 2, 3005 Berne
The Fix the Leaky Pipeline programme 2017 organizes an information session in Berne on March 30 2017 with coaches & trainers. A panel composed of female professors or in high-ranked academic positions will come and talk about their professional path et debate on perspectives for women in science. PROGRAMME 9h45 Registration & coffee 10h15 Welcome ... Read more about ""Academic careers for women" Panel discussion proposed by the Fix the Leaky Pipeline Program"
09:00-15:00 Rolex Learning Center
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) campaign aims to help the Associated Countries to Horizon 2020, especially those that recently signed the association agreement, to improve their participation in submitted and successfully evaluated proposals. Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 Coffee / Registrations 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Prof. Andreas Mortensen, Vice President for Research, EPFL 09:40 – 10:00 ... Read more about "[MSCA I WORKSHOP]"
09:00-12:00 CM1 121
Guided Inquiry Learning is a teaching approach used to develop engineering thinking skills, cited by a Nature editorial as the “prime example” of an effective pedagogical innovation. This evidence-supported approach offers an alternative to step-by-step exercises and lab protocols by introducing more opportunities for students to encounter uncertainty and complexity. Read more about "Guided Inquiry Learning: a bridge to discovery learning"
13:30-16:30 SG 0213
Participants will experience a simulated inquiry/discovery-based laboratory experiment, examine its essential characteristics and use them to critically analyze activity structure. Models for constructing effective inquiry activities and labs will be applied. [Participation in the morning session is required]. Read more about "Designing Guided Inquiry Activities & Labs"
09:00-17:00 University of Geneva
Facilitation techniques for working groups Managing interactivity, collaboration and decision making Description and objectives This workshop is for postdocs managing a team. It will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ’right’ impression in a ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
Aimed for SMEs and start-ups with R&D projects for innovative products and services, this session, offered by Euresearch, will provide detailed info on the functioning of the SME Instrument, its eligibility criteria and useful tips for proposal writing. Offering up to 2.5 Mio euros per project, SME Instrument is highly oriented on supporting the growth ... Read more about "SME Instrument: A New R&D Project Financing Opportunity of Choice for Swiss SMEs and Start-ups"
Etude de l'algorithme des logarithmes utilisé dans les calculatrices HP. Basé sur les travaux de Henry Briggs, cet algorithme ne s'appuye pas sur les séries de Taylor beaucoup trop longues à calculer en raison du nombre de multiplications requises, mais sur une décomposition en pseudo-quotients bien plus rapide. Nous analyserons son implémentation dans le matériel, ... Read more about "PolyMac: Algorithme des Logarithmes"
By Francois Roulet
09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel
Description and objectives This workshop is for advanced PhD students and Postdocs who plan to apply for a fellowship or grant.The objectives of this workshop are: Receive information about funding organizations and suitable funding possibilities especially for women researchers (Switzerland and EU) and in respect of the academic level and career plans Know the most ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Finding and applying for funding in academia"
By Susanne Matuschek, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING, St. Gallen
Call for proposal
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"
IMI 2 - Call 10 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers provides opportunities for young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Submission deadline: 31 Mars 2017 Funding : A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) A ... Read more about "[JSPS I FELLOWSHIP]"
[ROLLING CALL | RESEARCH FUNDING] Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. Rationale: The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Projects in the areas of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Theoretical Physics are funded. How to Apply: ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL | RESEARCH FUNDING] Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences"
The CTI accepts application-oriented projects in any research-based innovative field. Applications can be submitted at any time but at least 14 days before each evaluation meeting. The exact application deadlines can be found in the following document: CTI evaluation meeting 2017. The Swiss Federal Offices (Federal office for the Energy, for the Environment, for the ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
By Divers bailleurs de fonds nationaux
The foundation funds education, exchange, cooperation and environmental studies, scientific and practical projects, initiatives for capacity building of Organizations and knowledge transfer. - Research domains funded: http://www.stiftung-mercator.ch/de/foerderung/faq/ - Project duration: 1-3 years - No maximum amount awarded - Rolling call, applications (2 pages) can be submitted in english, ideally at least 9 months prior to ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL I RESEARCH FUNDING] Stiftung Mercator"
By STIFTUNG MERCATOR
The SNSF Project Funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a project of their own. The research topic can be chosen freely. Submission deadlines: 03.04.2017 Funding: Unlimited amount Duration: Up to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. ... Read more about "[SNSF PROJECT FUNDING I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
Celtic-Plus is the industry-driven European research programme for implementing the vision of a Smart Connected World. It covers a broad range of areas in ICT, including communication infrastructures, services, applications and multimedia. Celtic-Plus gives proposers almost limitless freedom in regard to what research topic they can explore in their ICT research project. The philosophy of ... Read more about "[CELTIC-PLUS I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
Data Science is one of the Strategic Focus Areas defined in the Strategic Planning 2017–2020 for the ETH Domain. The ETH Domain has launched the Initiative for Data Science in Switzerland to accelerate data science through education and research and the provision of infrastructure. The Initiative created the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), whose mission ... Read more about "[SDSC I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
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]"
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]"
COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) entrusted the SNSF with the operational management of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as of 1 January 2017. The first call for research projects related to COST Actions will be launched on 27 March 2017. ... Read more about "[SNSF I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
Germaine de Staël program is a joint French and Swiss initiative to encourage joint research projects. Swiss researchers can get a funding of maximum CHF 4'500.- per year to cover their travel expenses for two years. Projects including young researchers and/or PhD students are especially encouraged. Deadlines: 15th of May 2017 Funding : CHF 4'500 ... Read more about "[SATW I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The r4d programme supports research aimed at solving global problems with a focus on least developed, low and middle income countries. The ... Read more about "[R4D PROGRAMME I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
Innovation projects between Switzerland and South Korea The call for joint innovation projects is aimed at companies and research institutions in Switzerland and South Korea (consortia) looking to carry out a joint science-based and market-oriented innovation project. For Swiss researchers CTI rules apply. Deadlines: 19th of June 2017 Funding : unknown Duration : maximum 3 ... Read more about "[CTI I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
Call Microbials 2017 With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use microbial resources in health and technology. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas. Submission deadlines: 28.07.2017 Funding: CHF 300'000 ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland. Deadlines: 1st of February and 1st of August 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living ... Read more about "[ADVANCED POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards fellowships to doctoral students who wish to gain further scientific education abroad during their doctoral studies. Doc.Mobility fellowships enable doctoral students to make a research stay abroad in order to acquire more in-depth scientific knowledge and make progress with their dissertation within the scope of the awarded mobility. ... Read more about "[DOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadlines: 1st of March and 1st of September 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living costs, higher amount ... Read more about "[EARLY POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
The Eurostars initiative concentrates on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which devote over 10% of their turnover to R&D activities. Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services. Projects, which must be led by a SME, generally involve several international partners, including Research institutions. The maximum duration is 36 months. Swiss ... Read more about "[EUROSTARS / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"