Conferences - Seminars

  Learning Center

This symposium, hosted by the EPFL Brain Mind Institute, will take place at the ROLEX Learning Center on the EPFL campus in Lausanne on September 4th and 5th 2017. Recent studies have implicated the interconnectedness of neurons within circuits as a critical factor in selective vulnerability to neurodegenerative disease. In this 2-day program leaders from ... Read more about "BMI LATSIS SYMPOSIUM "Degeneration of Neuronal Circuits""
  Swiss Tech Convention Center and Campus Biotech

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to host a three day Conference – Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² from September 18th to 20th, 2017. The Conference will be held at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL on September 18th and 19th and at the Campus Biotech in Geneva on September 20th. Neuromodulators dynamically reconfigure neural microcircuits ... Read more about "Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM2 Conference 2017"
By Please see the full program and list of speakers.
  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

The method of Euler systems models L-functions of automorphic forms in terms of motivic or Galois cohomological data (Galois cohomology classes). It is a major tool in the proof of the known cases of the Bloch-Kato conjectures. The objective of the workshop is to introduce graduate students and junior researchers to the theory of Euler ... Read more about "Introductory Workshop on Euler Systems and Special Values of L-functions"
  10:00 ME D0 1418

An IMT Talk Calorimetry has long been used to study chemical reactions and phase transitions in materials. The technique finds its origin in the mid-18th century when Scottish physician Joseph Black discovered the notion of latent heat and Lavoisier developed an ice calorimeter to measure the amount of heat given off during combustion of carbon ... Read more about "Nano-calorimetry: A centuries-old technique applied at the nano-scale"
By Prof. Joost J. Vlassak, Harvard  
  10:30-12:30 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis advisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jacques Fellay Abstract Background papers SMCQL: secure querying for federated databases. Bater, Johes, et al. Towards Statistical Queries over Distributed Private User Data. Chen, R. et al. Expanding Access to Large-Scale Genomic Data While Promoting ... Read more about "Decentralized, secure and privacy-conscious (medical) data sharing with distributed trust"
By David Froelicher
  11:00 ME D0 1418

In this talk, Prof. Zhang will report her latest research work in TENGs with Hybrid mechanism. Frist, a r-shape hybrid piezoelectric and triboelectric NG is designed and integrated into a PC keyboard to harvest energy in the typing process, additionally, this device utilize in piano for self-recorder of composing. Second, another hybrid magnetic and triboelectric ... Read more about "Self Powered Smart Sensing System"
By Prof Haixia (Alice) Zhang, Institute of Microelectronics, Pekin University
  12:15-14:15 INR 113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Karl Aberer Thesis advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbour Thesis coadvisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez Abstract Background papers What are developers talking about? an analysis of topics and trends in stack overflow, by Barua, Anton, Stephen W. Thomas, and Ahmed E. Hassan. Empirical Software Engineering 19.3 (2014): 619-654. ... Read more about "Detecting Latent Training Needs from Digital Traces"
By Fu-Yin Cherng
  13:00-14:00 Zeuzier

To better understand a catalyst largely used in industrial processes, here employed in new and renewable applications. Detailed structural and surface analyses of Raney Ni used in the wood catalytic upstream and dehydrogenation of limonene process was performed. Several techniques as (1) X-ray diffraction (XRD), (2) X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), (3) transmission electronic microscopy (TEM), ... Read more about "Uncovering the changes on Raney Ni properties under Biomass upgrading reactions"
By Jorge A. Mendes-Burak Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
  14:00-16:00 INR113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Karl Aberer Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has become the reference platform for the free knowledge sharing. In these years, thanks to a very active community of volunteers, the website extended its coverage to 291 languages and many ... Read more about "Improving Wikipedia quality across languages"
By Tiziano Piccardi
  16:00-18:00 BP 1227

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Current light transport simulations rely on good material models to describe the rendered scenes. In the case of surface rendering, these are usually described by bidirectional scattering distribution functions (BSDFs). However, most state-of-the-art BSDFs lack the complexity ... Read more about "Frequency Space Methods for General Surface Modeling"
By Tizian Zeltner


  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
  12:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center - Grand patio extérieur

Trois chaises à bascule musicales, de taille plus grande que la normale, sont installées par l'artiste suisse Camille Scherrer au centre du grand patio est du Rolex Learning Center de l'EPFL. Cette installation artistique, nommée Rocking chair, propose aux étudiants et aux passants de se reposer en se basculant. Le balancement de chaque chaise provoque ... Read more about "Rocking chair - artistic installation by Camille Scherrer"
By Camille Scherrer, artiste
  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

EPFL ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy ArtLab’s central exhibition space all summer long. Building on a project which the Zurich-via-Berlin duo Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo initially developed for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Come Chat With Me follows up ... Read more about "ArtLab Summer exhibition - Come Chat With Me"
By !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Thesis defenses


Academic Calendar


For incoming exchange students, incoming master students, incoming Swiss German and Swiss Italian students Read more about "Start of French classes"

Internal trainings

  09:00-12:00 BI A0-398

Deuxième demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir les outils à disposition, les règlements et les normes à respecter et de se créer un réseau de répondants dans les divers métiers. Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By les spécialistes des services administratifs centraux 
  12:00-13:00 Bibliothèque de l'EPFL (RLC)

Saviez-que votre thèse sera publiée? Pour garantir le respect du droit d'auteur, il est indispensable de connaître les bonnes pratiques à adopter lors de la réutilisation de contenu publié par soi-même ou par d'autres. Si vous voulez savoir comment ré-utiliser images, graphiques, extraits d'articles, etc. dans votre thèse de manière éclairée, venez assister au prochain ... Read more about "Noon Talk #2: Reusing published content in my thesis"
By Sonia Curnier (PhD student LTH2), Vijay Kartik (PhD student LTS5 ...

Call for proposal


With the aim of creating new synergies between the different EPFL Faculties, the Faculty of Life Sciences is launching a SV iPhD funding program. Deadline: from today to August 30, 2017 Duration : This program is initially planned for 4 years. It will support up to 4 projects per year. Submission Criteria : The idea ... Read more about "[SV iPhD FUNDING PROGRAM I RESEARCH FUNDING]"



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

Le concours est ouvert à tous les étudiants en cycle bachelor et master de l'UNIL et de l'EPFL. Tout travail effectué sous la responsabilité d'un enseignant dans le cadre d'un cursus académique peut être proposé. Il peut s'agir de projets individuels ou en groupe. Les dossiers sont à déposer d'ici au 31 août 2017 au ... Read more about "Concours Durabilis UNIL-EPFL"

Selon la directive sur l’utilisation des cartes de crédit d’achat (Lex 5.4.1, art.11.), le gestionnaire de la carte doit contrôler les dépenses. Cette date marque le délai d’envoi au service financier de tous des documents justifiant les dépenses effectuées par la carte de crédit d'achat ainsi que du tableau d’imputation et de la facture Viseca. Read more about "Délai des cartes de crédit d'achats"