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"
12FEB
25FEB
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From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
22FEB
23FEB
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  09:00-18:00 EPFL

Conducting research is an integral part of our everyday lives. However, most of us didn’t get straightforward, practical information to some of the more crucial knowledge and skills needed when setting out to do a research project. Because such knowledge is essential for a successful career not only in the academia but also in the ... Read more about "Project management for Successful Postdocs"
22FEB
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Antoine Kaufmann - University of Washington IC Faculty candidate Abstract: TCP is widely used for client-server communication in modern data centers. But TCP packet handling is notoriously CPU intensive, accounting for an increasing fraction of data center processing time. Techniques such as TCP segment offload, kernel bypass, and RDMA are of limited benefit for ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: High Performance Data Center TCP Packet Processing"
22FEB
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series In this talk, I will introduce metal-organic frameworks[1], deal with some fundamental questions concerning their synthesis and characterisation[2-3] and highlight their potential towards the capture of industrially important molecules[4-5] and as photocatalysts for the generation of H2 from water splitting[6-7]. [1] Anderson, S. L.; Stylianou, K. C. ... Read more about "Metal-organic frameworks: from fundamental concepts to application"
By Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou
Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LSMO),
EPFL Valais ...
22FEB
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  11:15-12:15 BC410

By Stephan Merz, Inria Nancy (joint work with Leslie Lamport) Abstract Auxiliary variables are often needed for verifying that an implementation is correct with respect to a higher-level specification. They augment the formal description of the implementation without changing its semantics—that is, the set of behaviors that it describes. I will present rules for introducing ... Read more about "Auxiliary variables revisited"
23FEB
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  11:00 BCH 5310

Substrate pre-organization remains the paradigm for bio-inspired catalytic strategies using supramolecular capsule systems. The scarcity of capsule-catalyzed annulation reactions (A+B→C) highlights the limitation of this approach—while co-encapsulation can give significant acceleration, product inhibition frequently halts turnover. In this talk, two novel and distinct methods for realizing capsule-catalyzed annulation processes will be described, both involving the ... Read more about "Turning Capsule Catalysis Inside Out: Novel Approaches Utilizing Innately-Polarized Pd2L4 Scaffolds"
By Dr. Paul J. Lusby
23FEB
Cancelled
23FEB
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  14:15 INM202

Time-of-flight imaging and LIDAR systems enable 3D scene acquisition at long range using active illumination. This is useful for autonomous driving, robotic vision, human-computer interaction and many other applications. The technological requirements on these imaging systems are extreme: individual photon events need to be recorded and time-stamped at a picosecond timescale, which is facilitated by ... Read more about "Computational Single Photon Imaging"
By Prof. Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University
Bio: Gordon Wetzstein is an ...
23FEB
25FEB
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  19:00-20:00 RLC E1 240

Startup Weekend is back in Lausanne on 23-25 February 2018 with a standard edition for all types of projects (products, services, technology, sustainable development, etc.). Come alone or accompanied, with or without an idea and participate in the creation of a new startup project. A Startup Weekend is 3 days in the world of an ... Read more about "Startup Weekend comes back to Lausanne on 23-25 février 2018"
26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
26FEB
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Elisa Celis - EPFL IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Social systems are now fueled by algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Fairness and Diversity in Online Social Systems"
26FEB
  10:30-11:30 PPB 019

I will discuss some recent results — numerical and experimental — on the nature of drift-wave turbulence in MAST, obtained in the doctoral theses of my students Ferdinand van Wyk [1,4], Michael J. Fox [2] and Greg Colyer [3]. At ion scales, in the presence of flow shear, we find numerically a type of transition ... Read more about "Two etudes on unexpected behaviour of drift-wave turbulence near stability threshold"
By Prof. Alex Shekochihin, Univ. of Oxford, UK
26FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In recent years, electricity-driven hydrogen production by electrochemical splitting of water has received particular attention because of its potential applicability in decentralized energy storage concepts.(1) Most of the efforts have been focused on the electrochemical reaction occurring at the anode side, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), since it is source of large overpotentials.(2) Advances in ... Read more about "Insights into Perovskite Nano-Catalysts as Oxygen Electrodes for the Electrochemical Splitting of Water"
By Dr Emiliana Fabbri, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen Switzerland
26FEB
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  17:00-18:00 BCH 5310

Eric Valeur is Associate Director for New Modalities at AstraZeneca. He is driving research within the chemical space at the interface of small and large molecules. His present research interests include small molecules, peptides, macrocycles, oligonucleotides and conjugates thereof. Read more about "Fusion and connection of classical and new chemical modalities for ‘undruggable’ targets"
By Dr. Eric Valeur, AstraZeneca
27FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The presentation will give a detailed introduction into the technology behind the FemtoTools MEMS-based microforce sensors, covering the MEMS design, the fabrication and the readout of these sensors. Furthermore an introduction into the different micromechanical testing instruments of FemtoTools is given, outlining how these MEMS sensors are important for our competitive advantage In our ... Read more about "MEMS-Based Capacitive Microforce Sensing"
By Dr. Simon Muntwyler
27FEB
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: As a snow scientist, the realism of snow deformation in the Disney movie Frozen was a great source of wonder. Behind the magic scenes, UCLA / Disney mathematicians and computer scientists developed a snow model called "Matterhorn" based on the hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Material Point Method (MPM) with a simplified snow mechanical model. I was ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Unified modeling of snow and avalanche mechanics using the material point method""
By Dr Johan Gaume, Research & Teaching Associate, CRYOS, EPFL
  Short ...
27FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

What do active ceramics and soft structures have in common? Two seemingly distinct systems serve to illustrate the power of structural transformations, and the challenges involved in modeling those across scales. Ferroelectric ceramics are key to most sensor and actuator technologies, owing to their electro-mechanical coupling: they deform under applied electric fields, and they produce ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: From ferroelectric ceramics to their structural analogs"
27FEB
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  13:00-14:00 BCH 5310

With a foundation in chemical synthesis, the laboratory of Christian Olsen explores the function of small molecules, peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteins in biological systems. They are focusing on peptidomimetic secondary structures with potential as antimicrobial agents, as non-proteinogenic ligands for disruption of protein–protein interactions, and for multivalent display. They are also exploring naturally occurring macrocyclic ... Read more about "Chemical tools for investigating histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes"
By Prof. Christian Adam Olsen, University of Copenhagen
27FEB
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  16:30-18:00 BC 420

JOIN US TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PITCH PUBLIC CONTEST - February 27, 2018 - 16.30 Room BC 420 AUDIENCE - REGISTER HERE by Feb 23 DISCOVER Several innovative projects and ideas "made in ENAC" The recently launched Social Impact Initiative of the Vice Presidency for Innovation (VPI) The InnoSeed ENAC program ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact 2018 - Public Contest"
By InnoSeed ENAC team Beatrice Scarioni - Social Impact Initiative (VPI)
27FEB
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  17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park

Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
27FEB
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

The goal of the project is to create an open-software, open-hardware spectrophotometer that is cheap and reliable. We will present all the tools that we used (Eagle, FreeCad, OpenSCAD, Arduino, ...) and show the experiments that can be achieved with the final product. All the code is available on http://github.com/hackuarium/simple-spectro Read more about "From concept to production: Open spectrophotometer, an interdisciplinary project"
By Luc Patiny, Hackuarium
01MAR
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  09:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Daniela Egas Santander, Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience, Hess Lab
01MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Sebastian Angel - UT Austin IC Faculty candidate Abstract: In the past decade there has been a significant increase in the collection of personal information and communication metadata (with whom users communicate, when, how often) by governments, Internet providers, companies, and universities. While there are many ongoing efforts to secure users' communications, namely end-to-end ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Privacy despite mass surveillance"
01MAR
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  11:45-13:30 salle Uranus, bâtiment D, EPFL Innovation Park

The conference Pizzas&Start-up calls on 4 young innovative companies from EPFL or installed at EPFL Innovation Park. They each have 6 minutes to present their activities and achievements to their audience. The start-up that will present are as follows: Datapred Feeltronix Viventis Technology Picterra The conference is followed by a networking lunch with pizzas. The ... Read more about "Pizzas&Start-up"
01MAR
  14:00-16:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Alexandre Alahi Abstract Background papers Learning-Based Compressive Subsampling, by Luca Baldassarre et all. Learning to invert: Signal recovery via deep convolutional networks, by Ali. Mousavi and Richard G.Baraniuk https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.03891.pdf Learning representations from EGG with deep recurrent convolutional neural networks, by ... Read more about "candidacy exam"
By Rabeeh Karimi
02MAR
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  09:00-16:00 EBU Headquarters, Geneva

Moderator: Mirko Bischofberger 9:00 – 9:15 Arrival of participants and refreshments 9:15 – 9:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President EPFL 9:30 – 10:20 INNOVATION FOR THE MEDIA Nicola Frank, Head of European Affairs EBU Dr Hans Hoffmann, Head of Unit on Media Fundamentals and Production technology EBU Technology and Innovation 10:20 – 10:45 ... Read more about "Media innovation in the age of AI, social media and fake news"
02MAR
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper investigates the pricing of bank loans in a dataset of new loans to firms with outstanding bonds. After accounting for seniority, banks earn an economically large interest rate premium relative to the price of credit risk in the bond market. To quantify the bank premium, I apply a structural model that incorporates debt ... Read more about "Is Borrowing from Banks More Expensive than Borrowing from the Market?"
By Michael SCHWERT (Ohio State University)
02MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Learning how to fly: Integration of Small Technology-Based Firms in Aeronautics" This paper examines the role of small technology-based firms (TBF) in aeronautics industrialization processes. In particular, given the susceptibility of these firms to the changing nature of industrial production, it focuses on the integration and growth of small TBFs in aeronautics supply chains. We ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Joana Mendonça, Técnico Lisboa"
02MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GC B3 30

ABSTRACT: The seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings is a difficult task due to the complexity of reliable models, particularly in the case of older non-engineered ones. The qualitative approach is a essential element of knowledge for the interpretation of the seismic behaviour but cannot replace a quantitative security check. As-built information, based on historical ... Read more about "Open issues on seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings: linear vs nonlinear, static vs dynamic, local vs global approaches"
By Prof. Dr Sergio Lagomarsino, Full Professor of Structural Engineering, Department ...
05MAR
09MAR
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  Grand Hotel du Golf & Palace; Crans Montana

Energy research is key for the transition towards a sustainable society fully powered by renewable resources. To realize this transition, one single technology is not enough. Instead, we have to rely on different strategies to address the fuels and electricity generation, the storage of renewable energies, the CO2 capture and storage, the efficient use of ... Read more about "Challenges & Opportunities in Energy Research NRG2018"
05MAR
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By: Elena Glassman - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Programming—the means by which we tell computers what to do—has changed a lot over time. Programming today means programming alongside hundreds of fellow students, thousands of fellow professional software engineers at a particular company, or millions of fellow developers in the open-source community sharing their ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Interactive systems for code and data demography"
05MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Lattice point defects and their coupling with electronic defects dominate the overall electrical properties of electroceramic materials, and thus great effort is expended on controlling the defect equilibria via oxygen activity during processing and/or doping. In device applications, because the lattice defects are typically charged, the applied voltage provides a strong driving force for defect ... Read more about "Point Defects in Metal Oxides and Their Interactions with Electric Fields"
By Prof. Elizabeth C. Dickey, Department of Materials Science and Engineering ...
05MAR
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  16:00-17:00 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Dysfunction of the immune system underlies many diseases, and results from certain cancer therapies. However, strategies to effectively accelerate return of immune function and program disease-specific immune responses by manipulating stem cells and immune cells are at an early stage. We are creating biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and ... Read more about "Building Immunity with Biomaterials"
By Prof. David J. Mooney, Wyss Institute, Harvard University, USA
06MAR
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By Anastasia KARTASHEVA (Bank for International Settlements)
06MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving to bring value to applications. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular, monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element and signal processing on ... Read more about "Challenges in Smart Sensor Systems"
By Lucas Tschuor
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: The mutualistic interactions between plants and the animals that pollinate them or disperse their seeds can form complex networks involving dozens or hundreds of species. These networks are highly heterogeneous, nested, and built upon weak and asymmetric links among species. From an ecological point of view, such general architectural patterns maximize the number of ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Plant-animal mutualistic networks: the architecture of biodiversity""
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

Industry 4.0 embraces a set of technologies enabling smart products. Smart products are characterized by the capability of performing computations, storing data, communicating and interacting with their environment. Fluid film bearing technology is nowadays witnessing an explosive expansion of active magnetic bearing technology, a typical so-called smart product. Some of the limitations and drawbacks associated ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Controllable Fluid Film Bearings – Theory & Experiments"
06MAR
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

LCAV will present its acoustic robot which the lab has acquired to conduct acoustic experiments in an automated fashion. The robot has two "ears" (microphones), one "mouth" (speaker) and "legs" (two motorized wheels). We will present the work that has been done on the robot previously, followed by a presentation of open challenges which we ... Read more about "Robots for automated experiments in research: Meet our echo-locating robot"
By Frederike Dümbgen, LCAV (Audiovisual Communications Laboratory), EPFL
07MAR
  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

The mechanisms by which feeding and fasting drive rhythmic gene expression for physiological adaptation to daily rhythm in nutrient availability are not well understood. In my PhD work I found that, upon feeding, the RNA binding protein NONO accumulates within speckle-like structures in liver cell nuclei. Combining RNA-immunoprecipitation and sequencing (RIP-seq), I found that an ... Read more about "Role of the RNA-binding protein NONO in circadian gene expression and metabolism"
By Giorgia BENEGIAMO Chronobiology and Sleep Research Group, Institut für Pharmakologie ...
07MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Learning and memory decline with age. The same can be said about long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), which are two cellular models of learning and memory. On the other hand, aging is not paralleled by neuronal loss, implying the existence of most strong survival mechanisms at the same time when synaptic function decays. ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Survival and plasticity in the aging brain"
By Carlos Dotti, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma ...
07MAR
  14:00-17:00 BC 420

Présentation aux enseignants du secondaire supérieur de quatre conférences relatives aux sections de la Faculté STI (génie électrique et électronique, génie mécanique, microtechnique et science et génie des matériaux) Read more about "Colloque STI pour les enseignants du secondaire"
By Prof. Elison Matioli, Prof. François Maréchal, Prof. Anna Fontcuberta, Prof ...
08MAR
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series New photovoltaic (PV) technologies, delivering high performances at low price, are ideal candidates to sustain the actual paradigm shift towards a carbon-free economy. In this context, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs), pioneered by methylammonium lead-iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite, are leading the photovoltaic scenario, showing impressive power conversion efficiency beyond ... Read more about "Interface engineering and physics therein for high efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
By Dr. Giulia Grancini
Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials ...
08MAR
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By Lukas GONON (ETHZ)
08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum Rolex

For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, industry, entrepreneurship, or finance. ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: "Women’s Careers: What's Next After EPFL?""
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
09MAR
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By Frédéric MALHERBE (London Business School)
09MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP Room

"International Student Return Rates and Salary Differentials in STEM careers" Abstract : A large share of STEM doctoral recipients and those in the scientific workforce of the United States are not natives of the US. In this paper, we provide some of the first evidence on medium-term stay rates from a new longitudinal survey dataset ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Megan MacGarvie, Boston University"
09MAR
By Prof. Dr Jean-Jacques Marigo, Université Paris-Saclay, Mechanical, Energy and Process ...
12MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Peter Kairouz - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: The explosive growth in connectivity and data collection is accelerating the use of machine learning to guide consumers through a myriad of choices and decisions. While this vision is expected to generate many disruptive businesses and social opportunities, it presents one of the biggest threats ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: From Differential Privacy to Generative Adversarial Privacy"
12MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Two dimensional (2D) layered structures, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have attracted much attention for future electronics and optoelectronics due to their unique electronic structures. The properties of 2D materials are strongly influenced by their atomic structures. Visualizing their structural and chemical configuration at atomic scale is thus essential to understand and ... Read more about "Atomic scale investigation of two dimensional materials using transmission electron microscopy"
By Dr Hanako OKUNO, CEA-Grenoble, France
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
13MAR
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium D

People with severe loss of motor control, such as complete paralysis, suffer from an inability to communicate and are excluded from social interaction. Until recently, there was no solution to offer to these patients. In November 2016 we presented the first case of a implanted Brain-Computer Interface system that enabled a late-stage ALS patient with ... Read more about "Brain-Computer Interfacing when all else fails"
By Prof Nick F Ramsey, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, UMC Utrecht
13MAR
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 31

Climate models have been the focus of much attention in the past three decades; indeed, they have been instrumental in highlighting the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and their results have largely contributed to climate policy and, in particular, the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. In this talk, we shall briefly outline the underlying ... Read more about "Climate models: their functioning, projections, and uncertainties"
By Prof. Martin BENISTON  (Institute for Environmental Sciences, The University of ...
13MAR
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By Prof. Alois Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Department of Organometallic Chemistry ...
13MAR
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By Prof. Erick M. Carreira, ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry ...
14MAR
15MAR
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  10:20-19:00 SV 1717

The Symposium "Stress in Health and Disease" will explore recent advances in stress research from a broad perspective, including contributions from the fields of neuroscience, metabolism, psychology, sociology and genetics. It aims at fostering a dialogue between these different approaches to advance innovative ideas in this area. Registration Read more about "Stress in Health and Disease"
14MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP room

"The Paper Trail of Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Interferences" Abstract We show evidence of localized knowledge spillovers using a new database of multiple invention from U.S. patent interferences terminated between 1998 and 2014. Patent interferences resulted when two or more independent parties simultaneously submitted identical claims of invention to the U.S. Patent Office. Following ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst"
15MAR
  09:30-10:30 AI 1153

The recent “re-discovery” of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans is one of the most intriguing findings in the research area of metabolic diseases as it raised hope for the treatment of obesity. In addition to brown adipocytes present in BAT depots, inducible brown-like adipocytes so called beige adipocytes can be found in specific WAT ... Read more about "Brown adipose tissue – new option in the therapy of metabolic disease?"
By Professor Jörg HEEREN University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
16MAR
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By Amiyatosh PURNANANDAM (University of Michigan)
16MAR
By Dr Harsha S. Bhat, CNRS scientist, Laboratoire de Géologie, ENS ...
16MAR
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  12:30-13:30 GC B1 10

Stefan Pauliuk is an expert for method development to assess sustainable development strategies. He works with supply chain analysis and scenario modelling for sustainable material futures. In this talk, he provides an overview of current research in material flow analysis (MFA). Materials are the building blocks of a modern lifestyle and of many technology-related sustainable ... Read more about "Research trends in material flow analysis"
By Dr. Stefan Pauliuk, Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources, University ...
16MAR
  14:15-15:15 MA A3 31

(joint with Lei Zhang) I will discuss our recent proof on nonvanishing of terminal threefolds in characteristic p>5. The strategy is built on the original work of Miyaoka, but of course we have to deal with new phenomena in positive characteristics. Fortunately, all these ingredients, including the necessary Simpson correspondence type results, are developed recently. Read more about "Nonvanishing of threefolds in positive characteristics"
By Chenyang Xu (Beijing Int. Center for math. research)/MIT
16MAR
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2218

Chromatin serves as the physiologically relevant form of eukaryotic genomes. Modifications to both the DNA and the histone-packaging proteins allow chromatin to act as a dynamic signaling platform to regulate genomic DNA access and ultimately establish and maintain cellular phenotypes, so-called epigenetic regulation. Aberrant chromatin signaling, as a consequence of abnormal inputs and outputs, is ... Read more about "Engineering Chromatin States Towards Understanding Epigenetic Regulation"
By Prof. David Yael MSKCC, New York
19MAR
23MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

Polish topological groups comprise all locally compact second countable groups, but also most interesting topological transformation groups such as homeomorphism and diffeomorphism groups of compact manifolds, isometry groups of separable complete metric spaces, and automorphism groups of countable model theoretical structures. While all of these classes had been intensively studied separately, there has recently been ... Read more about "Structure and dynamics of Polish groups conference"
19MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Highly concentrated electrolytes are important in nature and in technology; most recently their importance has been highlighted in the design of next-generation electrolytes for energy storage devices. An extreme case of concentrated electrolyte is pure ionic liquid: solvent-free salt in the liquid state under ambient conditions. Recent focus on the physical properties of ionic liquids ... Read more about "Puzzles with Ionic Liquids and Concentrated Electrolytes"
By Prof. Susan Perkin, University of Oxford UK
20MAR
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By Artur SEPP (Julius Baer)
20MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Decision makers and stakeholders are usually concerned about climate change projections at local spatial scales and fine temporal resolutions. This contrasts with the reliability of climate models, which is typically higher at the global and regional scales, Therefore, there is a demand for advanced methodologies that offer the capability of transferring predictions of climate ... Read more about "EESS talk on "On the potential predictability of vital details of climate change""
20MAR
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  16:15-17:30 SV 1717

Steven Boxer is the Camille Dreyfus Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests are in biophysics: the interface of physical chemistry, biology and engineering. Topics of current interest include: electrostatics and dynamics in proteins, especially related to enzyme catalysis; excited state dynamics of green fluorescent protein, especially split GFP, with ... Read more about "Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis"
By Prof. Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University 
21MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of cortical brain regions that is active during task-off, internally directed brain states associated with quiet wakefulness. I will summarize recent evidence obtained in the rat suggesting that the basal forebrain may represent a hitherto undiscovered subcortical node of the default mode network. I will discuss potential ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basal forebrain circuits contribute to default mode network regulation"
By Gregor Rainer, Visual Cognition Laboratory, Dept. of Medicine / Physiology, University ...
22MAR
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
22MAR
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  09:30-17:00 BI A0 398

Formation interactive d'une journée sur les techniques de réseautage. Tous les membres du personnel qui désirent comprendre l’impact positif du réseautage dans leur recherche d’emploi et pratiquer des techniques efficaces pour s’améliorer. Read more about "Réseauter pour chercher du travail"
By Centre de Carrière
22MAR
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...
23MAR
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

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"
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By Prof. Dr Ioannis Anastasopoulos, Chair of Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich ...
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By Dr Philippe Lemarchand, Postdoctoral Researcher Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)