Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
04DEC
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  11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg

The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm at the smart living lab in Fribourg. Two researchers present during 20 minutes their work related to the smart living lab's research fields that can range from construction technologies, to material sciences and renewable energy production systems, ... Read more about "smart living lunches"
15MAY
22MAY
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  10:00-12:00 MA B0 424

Ce cours de deux fois deux heures a pour but de présenter un panorama des bonnes pratiques en matière de gestion de sites web. Rythmées et pragmatiques, ces 4 heures se veulent accessibles à tous et la matière enseignée pourra être mise directement en pratique. La première session est centrée sur l’utilisateur. Bases de l'user ... Read more about "Webmaster"
By Stéphane Cruchon
22MAY
  08:30-17:30 BI A0 448

Kujtesë BejtullahuPowerful algorithms, which are capable of learning, are increasingly controlling various aspects of modern society: from social interactions (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube), economics (e.g., Uber, AirBnB, Banking), learning (e.g., Wikipedia, MOOCs), to governance (Judgements, Policing, Voting). These algorithms have a tremendous potential to change our lives for the better, but, via the ability ... Read more about "Computation and Society Workshop"
By - Anita Auer - University of Lausanne - Kujtesë BejtullahuInternational Risk Governance Center ...
22MAY
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Cécile Hebert Thesis advisor: Prof. Pacal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Graham Knott Abstract Abstract—Dislocations in materials such as crystals carry valuable information which may be incorporated to characterize their topology and interaction mechanisms. Therefore, obtaining accurate reconstruction of the 3D geometry of dislocations is the key step for successfully analyzing ... Read more about "Delineating Dislocations"
By Okan Altingövde
22MAY
  10:15-11:15 CM 1 113

(Joint work with Paul Balmer.) We propose a categorification of the notion of Mackey functor for finite groups, intended to capture "higher" equivariant phenomena occurring throughout mathematics which are invisible to ordinary Mackey functors. Examples of such structures include familiar equivariant objects such as: (abelian and derived) categories of linear group representations, stable module categories, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: On Mackey 2-functors"
By Ivo Dell'Ambrogio (Université de Lille)
22MAY
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By: Luca Trevisan - UC Berkeley Abstract: Spectral clustering algorithms find clusters in a given network by exploiting properties of the eigenvectors of matrices associated with the network. As a first step, one computes a spectral embedding, that is a mapping of nodes to points in a low-dimensional real space; then one uses geometric clustering ... Read more about "IC Talk: A Theory of Spectral Clustering"
22MAY
  11:00-13:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Graham Knott Abstract We study the problem of multi-class image segmentation in Electron Microscopy(EM) images with the focus on extracting intricate structures made up of multiple parts. The problem is formulated as a structured prediction task and we review two ... Read more about "Multi-class image segmentation in EM images"
By Pamuditha Udaranga Wickramasinghe
22MAY
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Low-order streams form the most abundant and the largest component of fluvial networks. They transport and process particulate and dissolved substances of terrestrial or anthropogenic origin. For example, they can be strong sources of the atmospheric greenhouse gases CO2, CH4 and N2O, or they convert anthropogenic nitrate loads into N2. The type and magnitude ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Hydrodynamic control of biogeochemical cycling in streams""
22MAY
  13:45-14:45 MA A1 12

In this talk, I will discuss some pathologies for the generic fibre of del Pezzo fibrations in characteristic p>0, motivated by the recent developments of the MMP in positive characteristic. The recent joint work with Stefan Schröer applies to deduce information on the structure of 3-dimensional Mori fibre spaces and answers an old question by ... Read more about "Del Pezzo fibrations in positive characteristic"
By Andrea Fanelli (Universität Düsseldorf)
22MAY
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  14:00 BSP 727

Accurate regulation of gene expression is fundamental for the correct development of tissues in all living organisms. In mammals, control of gene expression relies critically on DNA sequences named enhancers, which are often located at very large genomic distances from the gene that they control. How such distant regulatory sequences act specifically on one or ... Read more about "Structure vs. Function: Chromosome architecture and the regulation of gene expression"
By Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
22MAY
  15:15-16:15 PH H3 31

Abstract: We give an explicit construction of test vectors for $T$-equivariant linear functionals on representations $\Pi$ of $GL_2$ of a local field, where $T$ is a non-split torus. Of particular interest is the case when both the representations are ramified; we completely solve this problem for principal series and Steinberg representations of $GL_2$, as well ... Read more about "Test vectors for some ramified representations of $GL(2)$"
By Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)
22MAY
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Abstract: Computational models are used nowadays in virtually all fields of applied sciences and engineering to predict the behaviour of complex natural or man-made systems. Those simulators allow the analyst to assess the performance of systems before actual manufacturing. They usually feature dozens of parameters and are expensive to run, even when taking full advantage ... Read more about "Surrogate modelling for uncertainty quantification in engineering applications"
By Prof. Bruno SUDRET, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich
22MAY
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  16:15 SG 0211

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Understanding how biological functions emerge from all molecular interactions is the aim of systems biology. However, the complexity of 25,000 (or even 300,000) genes and their expression products is mind-boggling. Is this complexity prohibitive? Yes, and No! I will first show how considerations of biological function, as well as newly recognized non-equilibrium ... Read more about "Is it the Genome that Throws Dice Then? Statistical Thermodynamics for Individualized Medicine"
By Prof. Hans V. Westerhoff, University of Amsterdam and VU University ...
22MAY
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  17:00 Project Room, SG Building, EPFL

Conférence organisée par le Collège des Humanités (CDH), Archizoom et l'école doctorale EDAR. En collaboration avec la Section romande de la Société Suisse-Chine (SRSSC). Alternative modernity suspends the domination of megacities, goes back deep into the Chinese rural areas where the first traces of home-grown modernity originated, and tries to explore the scenarios of modernity ... Read more about "Alternative modernity: silent departures that contemporary Chinese architecture takes"
By Zhang Li, Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean, School of ...

Exhibitions

21FEB
17AUG
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  10:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center

For the start of the semester of Spring 2018, the EPFL Library is putting Mathematics in the spotlight and offers from Wednesday, February 21, a selection of documents at the Espace Découverte "Mathematics and Music", as well as an exhibition of Ancient Books "Les Mathématiques sous toutes leurs formes". "Mathematics and Music", February-April 2018, Espace ... Read more about "Mathematics expose themselves"
26FEB
01JUN
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  Espace Archizoom

Les designers Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec se vouent pour la première fois à l’espace public. Leur objectif consiste à apporter une magie nouvelle aux lieux dans lesquels nous évoluons et nous nous rencontrons. Read more about "Rêveries Urbaines - Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec"
27APR
12AUG
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

The exhibition Kung Fu Motion: The Living Archive opens on April 28. It accompanies the integration of ArtLab into EPFL’s College of Humanities and kicks off a stimulating series of fresh programs at the intersections of art/science. Kung Fu Motion is the story of the dynamic traditions of Southern China and Hong Kong’s martial arts, ... Read more about "Kung Fu Motion"
09MAY
23SEP
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  07:00-23:59 Rolex Learning Center - Patios extérieurs

Le duo d'artistes bernois Haus am Gern (Barbara Meyer Cesta & Rudolf Steiner) a installé une septantaine de feux en plexiglas découpé et miroitant sous les voûtes du Rolex Learning Center. Une invitation à regarder l'espace de manière décalée, de voir les creux, les vides, les marges. Le Rolex Learning Center captive par les puissants ... Read more about "Haus am Gern: Fireplace"
By Haus am Gern: Barbara Meyer Cesta et Rudolf Steiner

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Miscellaneous

20FEB
29MAY
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  19:00-21:00 CM1104

Le club d'échecs "La Dame Blanche" vous invite tous les mardi du semestre en CM 1104 de 19 à 21h. De débutant à confirmé vous êtes tous bienvenus pour jouer, apprendre et faire connaissance. Site web : chess.epfl.ch Facebook : fb.com/chess.epfl Read more about "Club d'échecs EPFL : tous les mardis"
21FEB
30MAY
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The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Wednesday of the semester in CM 1221 at 7pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club: every Wednesdays"
27FEB
29MAY
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
17APR
28MAY
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PLACE Idiap Research Institute, rue Marconi 19, 1920 Martigny Date of the event: August 28 to Sept 18 2018 Register to receive more info till: 26th of May 2018 http://www.createchallenge.org/register Submit your project proposal, deadline: 28 May 2018 OUR MISSION The International Create Challenge provides the ideal breeding space and resources to drive early stage ... Read more about "ICC'2018 7th Edition, from Idea to startup"

Academic Calendar

Internal trainings

30APR
29MAY
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  18:15-19:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we do things. We work on low-cost, open source solutions for practical problems. Currently, we are developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover for antarctic expeditions. Curious to learn more but don't have much time? Get a glimpse of how we work at our Drive Thru at EPFL! At this weekly ... Read more about "Octanis Drive Thru"
17MAY
19JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Les rôles transversaux sont de plus en plus fréquents dans les entreprises. Pour travailler de manière horizontale au sein de l’organisation ou gérer des projets, il faut arriver à influencer et à motiver des collègues, voire des responsables sans avoir d’autorité hiérarchique formelle. Ce séminaire interactif vous propose de déceler les clés de votre impact ... Read more about "Leadership transversal"
By Nir Zalts
22MAY
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
22MAY
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Word - Documents structurés afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/175/Word_2016__Organisation_des_documents_longs https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/174/Word_2016__Documents_structures Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=204 Read more about "Cours Rapido Word - Documents structurés"

Call for proposal

15MAY
11JUN
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Inside Look brings talented computer science students studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to a Google office for an insider view of engineering at Google. This two-day, all expenses paid program will take place at the Google offices in Munich, and selected students will get to hear from a diverse range of Googlers ... Read more about "Google Inside Look 2018"
22MAY
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The Leenaards Foundation supports Translational Medical Research at the university hospitals in the Lake Geneva region carried out in collaboration with other academic institutions. The aim is to strengthen structural links between clinical and basic research. Aim: the Leenaards Prize for Translational Medical Research will be granted to projects that investigate a clinical problem from ... Read more about "[FONDATION LEENAARDS - Call for full proposals Translational Medical Research | Research Funding]"