Conferences - Seminars

07NOV
24JAN
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In collaboration with EPFL Sustainable campus and the Safety, prevention and health domain, the Sports service offers an entire program around health. CampuSessions (45') and ShotSessions (20') will take place until January 2018. Discover these activities directly on the campus, no equipment needed! Novembre 7, 2017: Relaxation shot // Ludic courses Novembre 15, 2017: Relaxation ... Read more about "Let's move our campus"
11DEC
15DEC
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

This conference will conclude the semester program on "Euler Systems and Special Values of L-functions". The goal will be to present recent advances in the constructions of Euler systems, their applications to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and Iwasawa theory. Emphasis will be given on novel results obtained during the semester. Read more about "Recent Developments on the Arithmetic of Special Values of L-functions"
By CIB
12DEC
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  10:00-12:00 BC 410

Abstract: A long standing goal in artificial intelligence is to make robots seamlessly interact with humans in everyday life tasks. Robot learning from humans provides a promising route to bridge this gap. In contrast to direct trajectory learning from demonstrations, many problems arise in interactive robotic applications that require higher contextual level understanding of the ... Read more about "Generative Models for Learning Robot Manipulation Skills from Humans"
By Ajay Tanwani
12DEC
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  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We study an optimal dividend problem under a bankruptcy constraint. Firms face a trade-off between potential bankruptcy and extraction of profits. In contrast to previous works, general cash flow drifts, including Ornstein–Uhlenbeck and CIR processes, are considered. We provide rigorous proofs of continuity of the value function, whence dynamic programming, as well as uniqueness of ... Read more about "Optimal dividend policies with random profitability"
By Max REPPEN (ETH Zurich)
12DEC
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  12:15 AI 1153

Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing, nontuberculous, multidrug resistant mycobacterium, which can cause severe lung infections. This mycobacterium, like other mycobacteria, has a lipid-rich hydrophobic cell wall containing unique lipids, of which glycopeptidolipids (GPL) have emerged in recent years as major immunomodulators. M. abscessus presents smooth (S) and rough (R) morphotypes and the difference is ... Read more about "Dissecting the immunopathogenesis of Mycobacterium abscessus infection in zebrafish embryos"
By Laurent Kremer, Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM ...
12DEC
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Our inability to predict turbulence introduces significant uncertainty in the design of many engineering applications. Many theoretical predictions and models have been developed for turbulence in the limit of infinite Reynolds numbers. However, no real-world application operates at infinite Reynolds number, and it is typically unknown how large the Reynolds number needs to be in ... Read more about "CANCELED: IGM Colloquium — Investigations of Turbulence: a Journey from Nanometer to Kilometer"
12DEC
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  12:30 BSP 234

Biological physics, both experimental and theoretical, addresses systems spanning multiple length (and time and energy) scales. Each of these systems poses formidable challenges to modelling efforts, because the staggering complexity of biological systems makes it difficult identifying the relevant components and their interactions. This notwithstanding, constant advancements have been made, and, as more and more ... Read more about "Theoretical biological physics: from systems to principles"
12DEC
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  15:15-17:00 BCH 5310

DNA and histone modifications play central roles in the control of gene expression and errors in their regulation are associated with a multitude of diseases. These modifications form an epigenetic ‘code’ that stores information within chromatin. This information is “read” by epigenetic effector molecules that recognise DNA and histone modifications through specialised binding domains in ... Read more about "Decoding chromatin modification states using chemical biology and proteomic approaches"
By Prof. Till Bartke,   Institute of Functional Epigenetics Helmholtz Zentrum München
12DEC
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  16:15 GR A3 32

We will overview some recent advances in optimization algorithms used for the training of generalized linear models (regression, classification). While in machine learning, the main work-horse algorithm is stochastic gradient descent, its lesser known cousin, coordinate descent, also has a lot of interesting properties. After a brief introduction, we will discuss distributed algorithm variants as ... Read more about "Recent Developments in Linear Regression"
By Prof. Martin Jaeggi (EPFL, IC, INFCOM, MLO)
12DEC
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  16:30-17:30 BCH2201

Deeply transforming the energy system by increased use of solar and other renewable technologies while becoming both sustainable and reliable is a major challenge that surpasses simple drivers such as cost and other incentives. The solar energy market has been growing at astonishing year-to-year rates of over 20% per year surpassing all previous estimates but ... Read more about "Enabling a renewable future with terawatts of solar and the role of next-generation solar energy materials – perovskites for the future?"
By Prof. Jao van de Lagemaat

University of Colorado Boulder
USA
12DEC
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  18:30-20:00 SG 1138

Développer une maison efficiente énergétiquement fonctionnant uniquement au solaire et la monter de toutes pièces en 9 jours à échelle réelle..? C'est le défi que se sont lancé une quarantaine d’étudiants, de l’EPFL et de trois autres écoles partenaires, partis cet automne représenter la Suisse à Denver (USA) pour la compétition internationale du “Solar Decathlon”. ... Read more about "Conférence - Solar Decathlon, l'équipe suisse raconte"
By Maryline Andersen (doyenne de la faculté ENAC) et l'équipe ...
13DEC
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  09:00-11:00 BC 420

Abstract Modern datacenters provide an abundance of online services to billions of daily users. Each service comprises several software layers deployed on thousands of servers, which communicate over the network to collaboratively construct a response to each incoming user request. In addition to frequent inter-server communication, a large class of services involves minuscule computation per ... Read more about "Network-Centric Computing for Online Services"
By Alexandros Daglis
13DEC
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  11:00-12:00 AI 1153

Molecular mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) combines the chemical specificity and parallel detection possibility of mass spectrometry (MS) with microscopic imaging capabilities. Molecular MSI is therefore an emerging research field to detect intact molecules (analyte profiling) and visualize their spatial distribution (analyte imaging). The utilization of “soft ionization” techniques as matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) allows the ... Read more about "Special LMNN Seminar // Molecular Imaging – Benefits of a Mass Spectrometry - Based Approach"
By Martina Marchetti-Deschmann, Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, TU Wien
13DEC
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Intracranial recordings in patients suffering from intractable epilepsy allow studying the firing of multiple single neurons in awake and behaving human subjects. These recordings are typically done in the hippocampus and surrounding cortex, an area known to be critical for memory functions. Using the unique opportunity to record directly from such neurons in the human ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Memory formation and long-term coding in the human hippocampus"
By Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester ...
13DEC
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  14:00-17:00 GC C2 413

OUR COMMON SOILS the Swiss city-territory as a renewable resource séminaire n°1 LES NOUVEAUX HORIZONS DU SOL URBAIN mercredi 13 décembre, de 14h00 à 17h30, à l’EPFL, bâtiment GC, salle C2 413 Dans le cadre du projet Our Common Soils : the Swiss City-Territory as a renewable resource, financé par le Fond National de la ... Read more about "Our Common Soils. Séminaire n°1 : LES NOUVEAUX HORIZONS DU SOL URBAIN"
By Joël AMOSSÉ, INRA, ECOSYS;  Emmanuel FROSSARD, ETHZ, D-USYS;  François FÜLLEMANN ...