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"
19AUG
22AUG
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  Rolex Learning Centre

En Août 2018, on fêtera les 100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction ainsi que les 60 ans de sa directrice actuelle, Prof. Karen Scrivener. Un conférence sur Read more about "Les100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction et les 60 ans de sa directrice Prof. Karen Scrivener"
By Prof. Karen Scrivener et al.
20AUG
  10:30-11:30 GC C1 384

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Alexandre Massoud Alahi Co-examiner: Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran Abstract Autonomous vehicles rely on an accurate perception module. One of the fundamental challenges is to efficiently track pedestrians surrounding a vehicle to anticipate risky situations. Over the past decades, researchers have formulated the tracking problem as ... Read more about "Multi-task learning for autonomous driving"
By George Adaimi
21AUG
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Gastpar Co-examiner: Prof. Volkan Cevher Abstract There is an increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The main cause seems to lie in the fundamental disconnection between theory and practise in data analysis. While the former typically relies on statistical ... Read more about "Adaptive Data Analysis and Error-Control via Information Measures"
By Amedeo Esposito
21AUG
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  14:00-16:30

ERC Synergy Grants enable 2-4 top researchers with complimentary skills and knowledge to jointly address a research problem of their choice in unconventional ways. The upcoming call is expected to open in late July 2018 and close in early November 2018. If you are amongst the best researchers in your field and research age and ... Read more about "[ National Information Event on the ERC Synergy Grant | Research funding ]"
22AUG
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

WordPress est une application de gestion de contenus web qui permet aux collaborateurs de l’EPFL, sans connaissances techniques particulières, de concevoir, structurer, animer et éditer leur site web avec la Charte graphique EPFL. WordPress est appelé à remplacer Jahia utilisé actuellement et devenir le principal outil utilisé sur le campus pour les sites de facultés, ... Read more about "Wordpress - Base"
By Hicham Dennaoui
22AUG
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  12:00-13:00 RLC B1 520

Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
23AUG
  09:30-11:30 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Alexandre Alahi Abstract Deep neural networks dominate the state-of-the-art models in tasks of computer vision, speech, bioinformatics etc. However, training modern deep neural networks is difficult, because of the highly non-convexity of the objective functions. On one hand, deep neural ... Read more about "Training and Tuning Deep Neural Networks: Faster, Stronger and Better"
By Chen Liu
23AUG
  13:00-15:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Ali Sayed Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Patrick Thiran Abstract In the recent years, there has been an increasing number of works that couples continuous-time processes with iterative descent methods in optimization literature to provide alternative perspective to convergence analysis and develop new algorithms. Background papers Coupling and ... Read more about "Differential Equations and Continuous-Time Dynamics in Optimization and Sampling"
By Ali Kavis
23AUG
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  17:15 BCH 2201

Chemical reactions at gas-solid interfaces are of great importance in many heterogeneous processes such as catalysis, corrosion, and material fabrication. In this talk, dynamics of several prototypical surface processes, including dissociative chemisorption, Eley-Rideal reactions, and desorption, are explored theoretically on metal surfaces. Classical trajectories either on analytical potential energy surfaces or with forces calculated on ... Read more about "Dynamics of Surface Reactions: Reactant Mode Specificity and Product Energy Disposal"
By Prof. Hua Guo
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University ...
27AUG
29AUG
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

Le cours National Instruments LabVIEW Fondamental 1 (Core I) présente l'environnement LabVIEW, ses fonctionnalités, la programmation par flux de données et les architectures LabVIEW courantes. Ce cours est le moyen le plus rapide de devenir productif avec LabVIEW. Il vous prépare à développer des applications de test et de mesure, d'acquisition de données, de contrôle ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (FR)"
By National Instruments    
27AUG
  09:00-11:00 INR 212

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Rajman Thesis advisor: Prof. Pearl Pu Co-examiner: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Abstract In the recent years, the successful application of sequence to sequence neural networks to statistical machine translation, including the usage of attention mechanism for the aim of translation alignment, has inspired a huge amount of work in ... Read more about "Modeling Emotional Dialogs with Sequence to Sequence Networks"
By Yubo Xie
27AUG
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Abstract Diagnosis and treatment methods based on big genomic data are becoming widespread as the cost of genome sequencing decreases gradually. In this context, disease-gene association studies are of great importance. The genomic data is very sensitive when compared to other data types and contains information about the individual and his / her relatives. Many ... Read more about "Achieving Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Whole Genome Variant Queries"
By Dr. Mete Akgün, University of Tübingen, Germany
27AUG
  14:00-16:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Abstract We consider the problem of policy optimization in Reinforcement Learning via policy gradient method. We first show that it is possible to design a theoretical update rule for the policy parameters that converges to an optimal policy. ... Read more about "Policy gradient methods for Reinforcement Learning"
By Paul Rolland
28AUG
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Michael Unser Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Co-examiner: Prof. Michael Gastpar Abstract Background papers Theory and Practice of Irregular Sampling (Part I only), by Feichtinger, H.G., Gröchening, K. Perfect Recovery and Sensitivity Analysis of Time Encoded Bandlimited Signals, by Lazar, A., Tóth, T. A Review of the Integrate-and-Fire Neuron ... Read more about "Sampling using Unsynchronized Time Encoding Machines"
By Karen Adam
29AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers Read more about "Markov Chains for Light Transport"
By Merlin Nimier-David
29AUG
  10:15 BC 420

Abstract In mix networks, communication anonymity is achieved by relaying messages through multiple routers called mixes, where each mix shuffles messages independently. Mix networks were originally set up as fixed sequences of mixes, called cascades. Later, more flexible configurations were proposed, such as free routes, where routes are not fixed and can be any sequence ... Read more about "Multiparty Routing: Secure Routing for Mixnets"
By Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, KU Leuven, Belgium
29AUG
  11:15-13:15 RLC D1 661

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Co-examiner: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Abstract Background papers Apprenticeship Learning via Inverse Reinforcement Learning, by Pieter Abbel and Andrew Ng [ICML04] Model-free Imitation Learning with Policy Optimization, by Jonathan Ho, Jayesh Gupta and Stefano Ermon [ICML16] Understanding Black-box ... Read more about "Understanding the Behaviour of Inverse Reinforcement Learning Agents"
By Teresa Yeo
29AUG
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract The digitalization of most of today's world activities have given rise to a new class of decentralized and trustless systems. For one, distributed ledgers have found practical use in less than 10 years and have generated an ... Read more about "Improvements on Distributed Ledgers Applications and Self Sovereign Identity Systems"
By Nicolas Gailly
30AUG
01SEP
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  Microcity

In an increasingly connected world, managing and using the growing amount of data is a major challenge for our society. Today, from health care to transport, social networks, commerce and industry, all aspects of our lives are put into data. But how can we manage this infinite and constantly growing mass of information? This is ... Read more about "micro18"
30AUG
31AUG
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

Le cours National Instruments LabVIEW Fondamental 2 (Core II) vous apprend à concevoir des applications complètes et autonomes avec LabVIEW. Ce cours est une extension du cours LabVIEW Fondamental 1 (Core I) ; il présente des techniques de conception courantes pour l'implémentation et la distribution réussies d'applications pour la recherche, l'ingénierie et les environnements de ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (FR)"
By National Instruments
30AUG
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Mark Pauly Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning Light Scattering Distributions"
By Delio Vicini
30AUG
  11:00-13:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Neural networks have shown great promise for task automation. However, the discovery of adversarial examples has upset this promise: small perturbations of the input data make the misclassification rate greatly increase. Recent approaches have been shown empirically ... Read more about "Obtaining Robust Classifiers via Regularization and Averaging Schemes."
By Fabian Latorre Gomez
30AUG
  12:30-13:30 SV 1717

Genomic knowledge is about to profoundly change medicine, by making it more precise and personal. At the crossroad between basic science and the clinical world, my research group’s ambition is to contribute to this exciting transformation. We use genomic and bioinformatic approaches to identify and characterize genome variants that can explain the inter-individual differences observed ... Read more about "Human genomic diversity and infection: from immunogenetics to personalized health"
By Dr Jacques Fellay, EPFL / FSV / GHI / GR-FE
30AUG
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

We consider transmission over a cloud radio access network (CRAN) focusing on the framework of oblivious processing at the relay nodes (radio units), i.e., the relays are not cognizant of the users' codebooks. This approach is motivated by future wireless communications (5G and beyond) and the theoretical results connect to a variety of different information ... Read more about "Cloud Radio Access Networks, Distributed Information Bottleneck, and more: A Unified Information Theoretic View"
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai
The Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel ...
31AUG
  10:00-12:00 INN 326

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Thesis advisor: Prof. George Candea Co-examiner: Prof. Christoph Koch Abstract Background papers Read more about "Formal Performance Contracts for Software Network Functions"
By Rishabh Iyer
31AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam (retake) Exam president: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Thesis advisor: Prof. Mark Pauly Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Computing a feasible disassembly sequence of parts for a given 3D structure is a fundamental research topic in geometric reasoning. Its inverse problem, which is to create the geometry of a 3D assembly according to predefined ... Read more about "A Graph-based Method for Understanding Interlocking Assemblies"
By Ziqi Wang
31AUG
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Abstract The introduction of computational resources at the network edge allows us to offload computation from clients and/or servers, thereby reducing response latency, backbone bandwidth, and computational requirements on clients. More fundamentally, edge-computing moves us from a Client-Server model to a Client-Edge-Server model. While this is an attractive paradigm for many applications, it raises the ... Read more about "CESSNA - Resilient Edge Computing"
By Dr. Yotam Harchol
University of California, Berkeley , USA