Conferences - Seminars

21JAN
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  11:00-12:00 smart living lab

The Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) invites Carl Haas, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, to present his work on digital twins and on workers’ health. The conference is part of a new series of « Invited Talks » at the smart living lab and takes place on 21 January 2019 ... Read more about "Invited Talk #1 Carl Haas"
21JAN
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Multicellular ecosystems such as biofilms, tissues, and whole organisms operate as highly integrated systems that link physical structure and biological function. In mammalian tissues, structure determines the effectiveness by which muscles generate force, lungs oxygenate blood, or glandular organs produce bile, milk, or saliva. Even at the level ... Read more about "Engineering 3D Culture Models of Physiology and Disease: How Simple is Complex Enough?"
By Prof. Christopher Chen, Boston University and Harvard Wyss Institute, Boston ...
21JAN
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  14:15-15:30 BC 420

By: Andrew Fitzgibbon - Microsoft (Cambridge) Abstract: In 1957, many (most?) computer programs were the expression of mathematical formulae in machine instructions. It was tedious, so Backus and colleagues wrote the “FORmula TRANslator”, perhaps the first modern compiler. FORTRAN revolutionised the writing of numerical code and the richness of tasks the computer could perform. Today, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Programming Languages for Machine Learning and Perception"
21JAN
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

SPECIAL SEMINAR Abstract: After an introduction to the 3R concept, the foundation Animalfree Research as well as some of its work is explained. The presentation continues to touch on some of the most pressing topics in science and animal welfare, such as the reproducibility crisis, the importance of open access and the influence of environment ... Read more about "The 3Rs and Animalfree Research - Projects, Activities and Challenges"
By Stefanie Schindler, Co-CEO of the Animalfree Research Foundation
21JAN
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Simon Peyton Jones - Microsoft Research (Cambridge) Abstract: Automatic differentiation (AD) is clearly cool. And it has become useful (as well as cool) recently, because it essentially implements the back-propagation step that is key to learning in neural networks; and it is used extensively in many other machine learning contexts. But as well as ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Automatic differentiation for dummies"

Exhibitions

03NOV
10MAR
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late Middle Ages. Llull, not only theoretically and linguistically invented a new method of knowledge acquisition, like an engineer, he also mechanized it, and translated it into a machine. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...

Academic Calendar

14JAN
02FEB
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For 1st year, Bachelor and Master from all sections Read more about "Winter session examinations"
21JAN
25JAN
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Call for proposal

21JAN
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The “Manufacturing technologies” impulse programme funds innovation projects at the interface between research and technology transfers that Swiss companies conduct together with research institutions in the digitally-oriented "Industry 4.0 and Modern manufacturing technologies" segment. Submission deadlines: There will be two calls for proposals depending on the project duration Project Duration 18 Months 12 Months Call ... Read more about "[ Innosuisse - Manufacturing technologies Impulse Programme | Research funding ]"

Cultural events

29NOV
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)