Conferences - Seminars

21JUN
05SEP
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  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""
14JUL
22SEP
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  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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17JUL
20SEP
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  Lausanne & Geneva

18 - 19.09.2017 Lausanne, SwissTech Convention Center & 20.09.2017 Geneva, Campus Biotech Neuromodulators – the master switches – dynamically reconfigure neural microcircuits and shape brain states by controlling the function of neurons and glia, dendrites, and synapses. Recently, the Blue Brain Project discovered that neocortical microcircuit activity shifts from synchronous to asynchronous network states that ... Read more about "The Blue Brain Project announces three-day conference - Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM²"
24JUL
  13:30-15:00 SV 1717

Imaging the human retina in-vivo with high resolution of enormous interest not only in ophthalmology but also in neurology. As the retina can be seen as extension of the brain's neural tissue, it is straightforward to assume that the retina is equally affected by neurodegenerative diseases- casting the phrase of “the eye as window to ... Read more about "The challenge of cellular resolution in the living eye"
By Prof. Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University of Vienna
25JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Matthias Grossglauser Thesis advisor: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis coadvisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Abstract Background papers Trajectory sampling for direct traffic observation - IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking ( Volume: 9, Issue: 3, Jun 2001 ) The traffic analysis of continuous-time mixes, by Danezis G., Part of ... Read more about "Accuracy and privacy on network traffic monitoring"
By Georgia Fragkouli
03AUG
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  11:00-12:00 BC129

Cloud radio access network (C-RAN) architectures in which the processing/decoding is migrated from the local base-stations/radio units (RUs) to a control/central units (CU) in the "cloud" offer a variety of advantages to cellular and wireless networks in general. Fog radio access networks (F-RAN) address the case where the RUs are enhanced by having the ability ... Read more about ""An Information Theoretic Perspective of Fronthaul Constrained Cloud and Fog Radio Access Networks""
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai The Andrew and Erna Viterbi Department of ...
07AUG
  14:00-16:00 ELE 111

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Michel Bierlaire Abstract Background papers Efficiency of coordinate descent methods on huge-scale optimization problems, by Y. Nesterov, SIAM J. Optim., 2012. Accelerated, parallel, and proximal coordinate descent, by O. Fercoq and P. Richtarik, SIAM J. Optim., 2015. Federated Optimization: Distributed ... Read more about "Scalable Methods for Nonsmooth Optimization Problems"
By Ahmet Alacaoglu
09AUG
  10:00-12:00 INJ 328

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Jaggi Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Coordinate descent algorithms are the workhorse of convex optimization in practice since they are easy to implement, fast, and hard to beat. We want to design even faster coordinate descent algorithms which take geometry, communication costs etc. ... Read more about "Coordinate descent algorithms for convex optimization"
By Sai Praneeth Karimireddy 
15AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Adam Scholefield Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Abstract Background papers Quantization, by Robert M. Gray, David L. Neuhoff, 1998, Sections III and IV Propagation through nonuniform grating structures,by J.E. Sipe, L. Poladian, C. Martijn de Sterke, 1993 Modeling of the ... Read more about "Lippmann Photography"
By Michalina Pacholska