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"
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  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"
  10:00-11:00 Zeuzier

Pyridine bases play an important role in the fine chemical industry. These compounds are important intermediates in the production of vitamins, resins and agrochemicals. The aim of this work is to develop a new process to synthesize 2-Methyl-5-Ethylpyridine (MEP). MEP is currently produced by liquid phase reaction of paraldehyde (2,4,6-Trimethyl-1,3,5-trioxane) in the presence of ammonia ... Read more about "Conceptual design of a process to produce pyridine bases"
By Emanuele Moioli Institute for Chemical Reaction Engineering, Friederich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, Germany
  14:15-15:15 INR113

A Fog Radio Access Network (F-RAN) is a cellular wireless system that enables content delivery via the caching of popular content at edge nodes (ENs) and cloud processing. The existing information-theoretic analyses of F-RAN systems, and special cases thereof, make the assumption that all requests should be guaranteed the same delivery latency, which results in ... Read more about "Delivery Latency Trade-Offs of Heterogeneous Contents in Fog Radio Access Networks"
  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