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06FEB
04DEC
11:00-13:00

## smart living lunches

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"
15MAY
22MAY
10:00-12:00

## Webmaster

Ce cours de deux fois deux heures a pour but de présenter un panorama des bonnes pratiques en matière de gestion de sites web. Rythmées et pragmatiques, ces 4 heures se veulent accessibles à tous et la matière enseignée pourra être mise directement en pratique. La première session est centrée sur l’utilisateur. Bases de l'user ... Read more about "Webmaster"
By Stéphane Cruchon
22MAY
08:30-17:30

## Computation and Society Workshop

Kujtesë BejtullahuPowerful algorithms, which are capable of learning, are increasingly controlling various aspects of modern society: from social interactions (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube), economics (e.g., Uber, AirBnB, Banking), learning (e.g., Wikipedia, MOOCs), to governance (Judgements, Policing, Voting). These algorithms have a tremendous potential to change our lives for the better, but, via the ability ... Read more about "Computation and Society Workshop"
By - Anita Auer - University of Lausanne - Kujtesë BejtullahuInternational Risk Governance Center ...
22MAY
09:00-10:00 SV 1717

## How one becomes many: Cellularization in a unicellular relative of animals

By Omaya Dudin, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (ELIFR candidate http ...
22MAY
09:30-11:30

## Delineating Dislocations

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Cécile Hebert Thesis advisor: Prof. Pacal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Graham Knott Abstract Abstract—Dislocations in materials such as crystals carry valuable information which may be incorporated to characterize their topology and interaction mechanisms. Therefore, obtaining accurate reconstruction of the 3D geometry of dislocations is the key step for successfully analyzing ... Read more about "Delineating Dislocations"
By Okan Altingövde
22MAY
10:15-11:15

## Topology Seminar: On Mackey 2-functors

(Joint work with Paul Balmer.) We propose a categorification of the notion of Mackey functor for finite groups, intended to capture "higher" equivariant phenomena occurring throughout mathematics which are invisible to ordinary Mackey functors. Examples of such structures include familiar equivariant objects such as: (abelian and derived) categories of linear group representations, stable module categories, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: On Mackey 2-functors"
By Ivo Dell'Ambrogio (Université de Lille)
22MAY
10:15-11:30

## IC Talk: A Theory of Spectral Clustering

By: Luca Trevisan - UC Berkeley Abstract: Spectral clustering algorithms find clusters in a given network by exploiting properties of the eigenvectors of matrices associated with the network. As a first step, one computes a spectral embedding, that is a mapping of nodes to points in a low-dimensional real space; then one uses geometric clustering ... Read more about "IC Talk: A Theory of Spectral Clustering"
22MAY
11:00-12:00 SV 1717

## Understanding and exploiting the neural mechanisms of metacognition and learning

By Aurelio Cortese, ATR Institute International, Japan (ELIFR candidate http://elifr ...
22MAY
11:00-13:00

## Multi-class image segmentation in EM images

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Graham Knott Abstract We study the problem of multi-class image segmentation in Electron Microscopy(EM) images with the focus on extracting intricate structures made up of multiple parts. The problem is formulated as a structured prediction task and we review two ... Read more about "Multi-class image segmentation in EM images"
By Pamuditha Udaranga Wickramasinghe
22MAY
12:15-13:15

## EESS talk on "Hydrodynamic control of biogeochemical cycling in streams"

Abstract: Low-order streams form the most abundant and the largest component of fluvial networks. They transport and process particulate and dissolved substances of terrestrial or anthropogenic origin. For example, they can be strong sources of the atmospheric greenhouse gases CO2, CH4 and N2O, or they convert anthropogenic nitrate loads into N2. The type and magnitude ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Hydrodynamic control of biogeochemical cycling in streams""
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22MAY
13:45-14:45

## Del Pezzo fibrations in positive characteristic

In this talk, I will discuss some pathologies for the generic fibre of del Pezzo fibrations in characteristic p&gt;0, motivated by the recent developments of the MMP in positive characteristic. The recent joint work with Stefan Schröer applies to deduce information on the structure of 3-dimensional Mori fibre spaces and answers an old question by ... Read more about "Del Pezzo fibrations in positive characteristic"
By Andrea Fanelli (Universität Düsseldorf)
22MAY
14:00

## Structure vs. Function: Chromosome architecture and the regulation of gene expression

Accurate regulation of gene expression is fundamental for the correct development of tissues in all living organisms. In mammals, control of gene expression relies critically on DNA sequences named enhancers, which are often located at very large genomic distances from the gene that they control. How such distant regulatory sequences act specifically on one or ... Read more about "Structure vs. Function: Chromosome architecture and the regulation of gene expression"
By Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
22MAY
14:00-15:00

## Mechanisms of oncogene-induced DNA replication stress

By Morgane Macheret, Uni Genève (ELIFR candidate http://elifr.epfl.ch
22MAY
15:15-16:15

## Test vectors for some ramified representations of $GL(2)$

Abstract: We give an explicit construction of test vectors for $T$-equivariant linear functionals on representations $\Pi$ of $GL_2$ of a local field, where $T$ is a non-split torus. Of particular interest is the case when both the representations are ramified; we completely solve this problem for principal series and Steinberg representations of $GL_2$, as well ... Read more about "Test vectors for some ramified representations of $GL(2)$"
By Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)
22MAY
16:00-17:00 SV 1717

## Mechanically controlled insertion and folding of single transmembrane proteins

By Tetiana Serdiuk, ETH Zurich (ELIFR candidate http://elifr.epfl.ch
22MAY
16:15

## Surrogate modelling for uncertainty quantification in engineering applications

Abstract: Computational models are used nowadays in virtually all fields of applied sciences and engineering to predict the behaviour of complex natural or man-made systems. Those simulators allow the analyst to assess the performance of systems before actual manufacturing. They usually feature dozens of parameters and are expensive to run, even when taking full advantage ... Read more about "Surrogate modelling for uncertainty quantification in engineering applications"
By Prof. Bruno SUDRET, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich
22MAY
16:15

## Is it the Genome that Throws Dice Then? Statistical Thermodynamics for Individualized Medicine

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Understanding how biological functions emerge from all molecular interactions is the aim of systems biology. However, the complexity of 25,000 (or even 300,000) genes and their expression products is mind-boggling. Is this complexity prohibitive? Yes, and No! I will first show how considerations of biological function, as well as newly recognized non-equilibrium ... Read more about "Is it the Genome that Throws Dice Then? Statistical Thermodynamics for Individualized Medicine"
By Prof. Hans V. Westerhoff, University of Amsterdam and VU University ...
22MAY
Cancelled
17:00

## Alternative modernity: silent departures that contemporary Chinese architecture takes

Conférence organisée par le Collège des Humanités (CDH), Archizoom et l'école doctorale EDAR. En collaboration avec la Section romande de la Société Suisse-Chine (SRSSC). Alternative modernity suspends the domination of megacities, goes back deep into the Chinese rural areas where the first traces of home-grown modernity originated, and tries to explore the scenarios of modernity ... Read more about "Alternative modernity: silent departures that contemporary Chinese architecture takes"
By Zhang Li, Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean, School of ...
23MAY
25MAY
08:00-17:00

## Liquid Liquid Phase Separation in Cells

By Julian Shillcock (EPFL, Blue Brain Project, Switzerland) Luis Bagatolli (Yachay ...
23MAY
09:00-16:00

## Séminaire OCS n°2: Vers une approche qualitative et fonctionnelle de l’affectation des sols urbains

Séminaire OUR COMMON SOILS n°2: Vers une approche qualitative et fonctionnelle de l’affectation des sols urbains mercredi 23 mai, de 9h00 à 16h, à l’EPFL, bâtiment GC, salle C2 413 Dans le cadre du projet Our Common Soils : the Swiss City-Territory as a renewable resource (FNS 2017-2021), le Laboratoire d’urbanisme (EPFL Lab U) propose ... Read more about "Séminaire OCS n°2: Vers une approche qualitative et fonctionnelle de l’affectation des sols urbains"
By Sabine Barles (Université Paris 1, UMR 8504 GÉOGRAPHIES-CITÉS) Anne Blanchart ...
23MAY
12:00-13:30

## Seminar by Prof. Daniele Moschella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

"Reallocation and productivity during the Great Recession: evidence from French manufacturing firms" Résumé According to the `cleansing hypothesis', recessions are periods in which productivity-enhancing reallocation intensifies, shifting resources away from less efficient to more efficient firms at a greater pace. Does the Great Recession of 2008-2010 fit this view? We address this question, studying the ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Daniele Moschella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna"
23MAY
12:15-13:15

## BMI Seminar // Modulation of multisensory integration in the posterior parietal cortex

Sensory perception in the real world requires proper integration of different modality inputs. The process of multisensory integration is not uniform. It varies from individual to individual and changes at different behavioral states of the animal. What factors affect the multisensory integration? Here I present our recent findings on neural circuit mechanisms for modulation of ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Modulation of multisensory integration in the posterior parietal cortex"
By Seung-Hee Lee, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST, Republic of Korea ...
23MAY
16:15-17:15

## Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state

15th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture Several physical observables of materials have their theoretical root in geometrical properties of the electronic ground state. To start with, I will outline the modern theory of the insulating state, which addresses all kinds of insulators (band, Mott, Anderson...), discriminating them from metals by means of a very simple geometrical ... Read more about "Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state"
By Raffaele Resta (Democritos IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)
23MAY
16:15-17:15

## Diagonal Cubic Forms and Manin's conjecture

Abstract: We give examples of progress made in Manin's conjecture in biprojective setting using the Circle method and show how Vaughan's result for an asymptotic Formula for the sum of 8 cubes can be gerneralized to deal with bidegree (1,3). Read more about "Diagonal Cubic Forms and Manin's conjecture"
By Fabian Dehnert (Universität Göttingen)
24MAY
10:30-11:30

## Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial ... Read more about "Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials"
By Prof. Jorge Gascon
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
24MAY
12:00-13:00

## “Hypoxic and metabolic control of the tumor microenvironment on immunity and angiogenesis."

By Professor Max Mazzone, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven ...
24MAY
15:15-16:00

## Learning determinantal point processes

By Prof. Philippe Rigollet, MIT
24MAY
17:15-18:15

## Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice

In water and ice, the atomic nuclei exhibit quantum properties, which a growing body of evidence suggests are caused almost entirely by the quantum Boltzmann statistics, with the dynamics of the nuclei being classical. Here we summarise a recently developed theory which explains how such a classical dynamics can arise as a result of certain ... Read more about "Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice"
By Prof. Stuart Althorpe University of Cambridge
UK
24MAY
17:30-18:45 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.1

## Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "Radar signal processing and Radar clutter models". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. Maria Sabina Greco, Professor at the University of Pisa ...
25MAY

## [ THE COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS | TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS ]

Are you applying to one of the Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models &amp; Mechanisms? Are you an excellent graduate student or post-doctoral researcher of any nationality, working in the field of the journal to which you apply? Do you wish to make collaborative ... Read more about "[ THE COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS | TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS ]"
25MAY
09:00-10:00 SV 1717

## Nervous system development at the single cell level: towards an atlas of differentiation trajectories”

By Gioele La Manno, Karolinska Instituet, Sweden (ELIFR candidate http://elifr ...
25MAY
10:15-11:00

## A Hybrid Control Framework for Accelerated Methods with Exponential Rate

Abstract: Ordinary differential equations, and in general a dynamical system viewpoint, have seen a resurgence of interest in developing fast optimization methods, mainly thanks to the availability of well-established analysis tools. In this talk, I will provide an overview of fast algorithms and recent results from a dynamical systems perspective. I will then describe a ... Read more about "A Hybrid Control Framework for Accelerated Methods with Exponential Rate"
25MAY
10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

## Tobin’s Q and Optimal Dividends, Investment, and Liquidity in a Financially-Constrained Firm

We analyze the payout decision of a financially-constrained firm that cannot raise external funds. Exogenous cash flows are generated by a two-state Markov regime-switching process and are positive in one regime and negative in the other regime. The firm is motivated to pay out dividends to impatient shareholders but is also motivated to accumulate cash ... Read more about "Tobin’s Q and Optimal Dividends, Investment, and Liquidity in a Financially-Constrained Firm"
By Andrew B. ABEL (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
25MAY
10:30-12:00

## Seminar by Prof. Kirk Doran, University of Notre Dame

"Immigration and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts" Abstract Since (Hicks, 1932), economists have noted that inventions often economize on labor, so scarce labor should encourage more invention. But (Acemoglu, 2010) notes that in canonical macroeconomic models, plentiful labor encourages invention. The stakes of this debate are high in the policy context of mass immigration. ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Kirk Doran, University of Notre Dame"
25MAY
11:00-12:00

25MAY
12:15-13:15

## Cost-effective Steel Seismic Force Resisting Systems for Enhanced Response to Earthquakes

abstract : This presentation will introduce structural steel seismic force resisting systems that have been proposed to enhance the response of structures to earthquakes. The focus will be on braced frames used for building structures. The eccentrically braced frame system with replaceable ductile links will be introduced as an example where a minor modification can ... Read more about "Cost-effective Steel Seismic Force Resisting Systems for Enhanced Response to Earthquakes"
By Prof. Dr Robert Tremblay, Département des Génies Civil, Ecole Polytechnique ...
25MAY
12:15-13:15

## Temperature extremes and heat stress on Swiss and European scales: Activities at MeteoSwiss

By Sven Kotlarski, PHD, Senior Scientist at Meteoswiss
25MAY
14:00-15:00 SV 1717

## The genomics of climate-driven natural selection — Arabidopsis as a case study for forecasting future evolution

By Moises Exposito-Alonso, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen (ELIFR ...
25MAY
14:15

## ON SOME NONLINEAR PARABOLIC PROBLEMS INVOLVING SINGULAR INTEGRALS

By Dr. Bodgan-Vasile MATIOC  - Universität Regensburg - Germany
25MAY
14:30-15:30

## Innovations in permutation-based crypto

Abstract: Imagine there’s no block ciphers, it’s easy if you try:-) A (cryptographic) permutation can be thought of as a block cipher (like AES or DES) without a key (or with a fixed key if you prefer). During the SHA-3 competition it became clear that permutation-based hashing, e.g., by using the sponge construction, is superior ... Read more about "Innovations in permutation-based crypto"
By Prof. Joan Daemen
25MAY
15:30-16:30

## Indistinguishability up to Correctness, and Adept Secret-Sharing

Abstract: For my entire career, I’ve been obsessed with definitions. In this informal talk, I’ll describe the latest two I’ve worked on. The first is called IND|C, indistinguishability up to correctness. Given games G and H and a correctness condition C, we define an advantage measure Adv^indc_{G,H,C} wherein G/H distinguishing attacks are effaced, generically and ... Read more about "Indistinguishability up to Correctness, and Adept Secret-Sharing"
By Prof. Phillip Rogaway
26MAY
27MAY

## Hands-On Data Workshops

EPFL Extension School’s Hands-On Data Workshops offer applied data science skills for every knowledge level. From taking your data skills beyond spreadsheets and into R, to intermediate data analytics with Python, to advanced Deep Learning techniques, you’ll find a workshop that fits your background and learning goals. The Hands-On Data Workshops are a great way ... Read more about "Hands-On Data Workshops"
28MAY
13:15-14:15

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics is increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales. By utilizing metal ioncoordination complexes and metal nanoparticle-coordination ... Read more about "Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics"
By Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, Laboratory for Bio-Inspired Interfaces (LBI) at MIT ...
29MAY
12:15

## Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function

The bacterial flagellar motor is the most complex rotary motor identified in biology. A central transmembrane rotor spins at up to 1300Hz against a ring of ion translocating stators attached to the cell wall, rotating an external helical flagellum to push the bacterium forward. The evolutionally related T3SS used the equivalent of the rotor to ... Read more about "Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function"
By Judith Armitage, University of Oxford, UK
29MAY
12:15-13:15

## EESS talk on "The role of Archaea in Biogeochemical Cycles"

Abstract: Archaea are microorganisms that emerged on this planet roughly 3.5 billion years ago as one of two primary lineages of life beside Bacteria. They are often associated with extreme environments, because most of the described organisms stem from hot springs or hypersaline environments. However, two functional guilds of archaea are ecologically widespread and have ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The role of Archaea in Biogeochemical Cycles""
By Dr Christa Schleper, professor, Archaea Ecology and Evolution, University of ...
29MAY
14:00-15:00

By Dr. Rajendra S. Ghadwal (Universität Bielefeld)
29MAY
14:00-16:00

## Textual Information Aggregation from Miscellaneous Sources

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Boi Faltings Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract Nowadays, information from various domains is overwhelming us from all sides, whether it comes from medias, social networks or simply from the web. Moreover, two contents might share the same semantics but can be expressed in a ... Read more about "Textual Information Aggregation from Miscellaneous Sources"
By Diego Antognini
29MAY
15:15

## Low-rank function approximation and applications in isogeometric analysis

By Dr Angelos MANTZAFLARIS - RICAM Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz - AT
30MAY
12:15-13:15

## BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders

It has long been suggested that failure appropriately to inhibit impulses stems from a deficit in prefrontal cortical inhibitory function. Here it will be suggested that impulsivity, which predicts the vulnerability to develop addiction to stimulant drugs as well as compulsive behaviours as observed in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and early onset Parkinson’s Disease, also stems ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders"
By David Belin, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology ...
31MAY
11:15-12:15

## TBA

By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...
31MAY
12:00-13:30

## Seminar by Prof. Lourdes Sosa, London School of Economics

"Adoption in the shadow of science: The case of leukemia and sarcoma treatment" Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Lourdes Sosa, London School of Economics"
31MAY
16:15

## Graph signal processing for machine learning applications: new insights and algorithms

Graph signal processing (GSP) is an active area of research that seeks to extend to signals defined on irregular graphs tools concepts such as frequency, filtering and sampling that are well understood for conventional signals defined on regular grids. As an example this leads to the definition of so called, graph Fourier transforms (GFTs). In ... Read more about "Graph signal processing for machine learning applications: new insights and algorithms"
By Prof. Antonio ORTEGA, University of Southern California (USA)
01JUN
09:00-17:00

## Design Thinking Olympics

If you are an undergraduate, masters or PhD student currently enrolled in any program at EPFL we invite you to register to the next session which will take place on Friday June 1st at the College of Management. You will be challenged to use the Design Thinking methodology to propose solutions to accelerate the reduction ... Read more about "Design Thinking Olympics"
By Div.
01JUN
10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

## Finance Research Seminar Unigestion

By Monika PIAZZESI (Stanford University)
01JUN
11:00-12:00

01JUN
12:15-13:15

## CESS Talk on

Event to be organized by IIC Read more about "CESS Talk on"
01JUN
14:00-16:00

## Sharing for Concurrent Analytical Workloads on GPU

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. Christoph Koch Abstract Background papers Read more about "Sharing for Concurrent Analytical Workloads on GPU"
By Panagiotis Sioulas
01JUN
14:00-16:00

## Encouraging and enabling conciseness in text production

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Karl Aberer Abstract Background papers Read more about "Encouraging and enabling conciseness in text production"
By Kristina Gligoric
01JUN
14:00-17:00

## Design Projects

Présentations orales des Design Projects SIE et session de posters Read more about "Design Projects"
By Etudiants SIE du Master 1e année
01JUN
15:15-16:00

## The generalised random dot product graph: a statistical model underpinning spectral embedding

By Ass. Prof. Patrick Rubin-Declanchy, University of Bristol
04JUN
06JUN
Swiss Tech Convention Center

## 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
04JUN
08JUN
08:00-17:00

## Machine Learning at Interfaces

By Michele Ceriotti (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland ...
04JUN
06JUN
Cancelled
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core I (FR)

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
04JUN
09:00-11:00

## Generative models for 3D meshes

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Dr. François Fleuret Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Generative models for 3D meshes"
By Edoardo Remelli
04JUN
08JUN
09:00-17:00

## Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces

Exceptional sets play an important role in numerous branches of mathematics, for instance in measure theory, topology, harmonic and complex analysis, Banach space theory, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, probability and ergodic theory, set theory and descriptive set theory, just to mention a few. Exceptional sets describe notions of smallness from various points of view, some notable ... Read more about "Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces"
04JUN
10:15-11:00

## Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers.

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: will follow soon. Bio: Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) Founder Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bio-Engineering, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine. ... Read more about "Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers."
04JUN
11:00-13:00

## Behavior Analysis and Forecasting for People Tracking

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. François Fleuret Abstract Background papers Read more about "Behavior Analysis and Forecasting for People Tracking"
By Stefano Savaré
05JUN
10:15-11:15

## Topology Seminar: Volume variation for representations of 3-manifold groups in SL_n(C)

Let M be a compact oriented three-manifold whose interior is hyperbolic of finite volume. In recent years the variety of representations of the fundamental group \pi_1(M) into semisimple Lie groups, most notably SL_2(C) and SL_n(C) has attracted a lot of attention. It turns out that many invariants of the variety M such as the volume, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: Volume variation for representations of 3-manifold groups in SL_n(C)"
By Wolfgang Pitsch (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
05JUN
13:00-15:00

## Scalable In-Memory Transaction Processing for Multi-Tenant Database Systems

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. James Larus Abstract Background papers Read more about "Scalable In-Memory Transaction Processing for Multi-Tenant Database Systems"
By Seyedeh Sharareh Mirzargar
05JUN
14:00

## “Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”

The discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets and the inferred astronomical number of Earth-like planets in the Galaxy have recently fueled an intense activity in Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The “Breakthrough Listen” initiative, the largest and most comprehensive search ever, and other ongoing and upcoming SETI research programs in the radio and optical spectrum ... Read more about "“Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”"
By Claudio Grimaldi, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL
06JUN
08JUN

## 3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18

A graph, or network, is a structure that encodes pairwise relationships and a graph signal is a function defined on the nodes of the graph. The values of the weights on the edges of the graph encode an expectation on the relationship between the respective signal components. A large weight indicates that we expect the ... Read more about "3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18"
By A range of experts from around the world
Speakers :
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06JUN
12:15-13:15

## BMI SEMINAR // Dissecting sleep circuits and function(s) in the brain

By Antoine Adamantidis, Department of Neurology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland
06JUN
17:15-19:15

## NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging

I will discuss two loosely-related projects, both involving nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) at temperatures below 30 K. In the first project, we use rapid mixing and rapid freezing to trap transient intermediates in biochemical processes such as protein folding, ligand binding, and oligomerization, on time scales of several milliseconds. The ... Read more about "NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging"
By Dr. Robert Tycko
NIH Bethesda
USA
07JUN
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Ayah Khubieh, Neural Microcircuitry Laboratory, Markram Lab
07JUN
09:15-16:30

## IC Research Day 2018 - The Future of Software

Unlike a decade ago, now software is everywhere and everything. What will software be like a decade from now? Will it deliver on the promise of replacing monotonous human work? Will we be able to depend on software doing the right thing, being always available to answer our questions, and malleable enough to quickly adapt ... Read more about "IC Research Day 2018 - The Future of Software"
By Prof. Katerina Argyraki, IC, EPFL - Dr. Rustan Leino, Amazon - Dr ...
07JUN
12:00-13:00

## "Exploring and Exploiting the Tumor Microenvironment"

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about ""Exploring and Exploiting the Tumor Microenvironment""
By Professor Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
07JUN
12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 118

## The Holy Grail of Crypto Currencies: Ready to replace fiat money?

The rise of crypto currencies, notably bitcoin, fuels new and old debates about money. This paper discusses attempts of so-called stablecoins to complement or replace fiat money. In so doing, we first review today’s endogenous and debt-backed money. Second, we analyze how stablecoins try to overcome the inherent speculative and deflationary design of fixed supply ... Read more about "The Holy Grail of Crypto Currencies: Ready to replace fiat money?"
By Richard Senner (PhD candidate ETHZ)
07JUN
12:15-13:00

## Does material circularity rhymes with environmental efficiency?

Circular economy's contribution to sustainability lies in a balanced relationship between the ecosphere and the technosphere. Its fundamental equilibrium is supported by 3 interdependent conditions: 1) preserving the stock of resources, 2) relieving pollution reservoirs and 3) adapting the human-made capital to optimize economic activity under environmental requirements. Current assessment tools struggle to capture undesirable ... Read more about "Does material circularity rhymes with environmental efficiency?"
By Manuele Margni - Polytechnique Montréal
08JUN
09:15-10:00

## Network Simulation for Large Datacenters

By Dr. Andrey Rybalchenko Abstract Azure needs a reliable network for successful operation. Network verification gives network designers and operators tools to automatically catch misconfigurations and avoid outages. Our vision is that every network configuration change is validated before deployment. In this talk we present Network Logic Solver, an efficient control plane simulator that provides ... Read more about "Network Simulation for Large Datacenters"
08JUN
10:15-11:00

## From Couplings to Probabilistic Relational Program Logics

By Justin Hsu Abstract Many program properties are relational, comparing the behavior of a program (or even two different programs) on two different inputs. While researchers have developed various techniques for verifying such properties for standard, deterministic programs, relational properties for probabilistic programs have been more challenging. In this talk, I will survey recent developments ... Read more about "From Couplings to Probabilistic Relational Program Logics"
08JUN
10:30-12:30 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

## Finance Research Seminar Unigestion

By Kenneth Ahern (USC Marshall School of Business)
08JUN
11:00-12:00

11JUN
08:45-17:00

## 45 + Finances

Planifier financièrement sa fin de vie professionnelle et sa retraite. Destiné aux collaboratrices et collaborateurs dès l’âge dès 45 ans, au plus tard 10 ans avant l’âge de la retraite. Read more about "45 + Finances"
By AvantAge
11JUN
09:00-11:00

## Crowd Density Estimation With Convolutional Neural Networks

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Bertrand Merminod Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Ronan Boulic Abstract Background papers Segmentation and tracking of multiple humans in crowded environments, by Zhao, Tao, Ram Nevatia, and Bo Wu IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence 30.7 (2008): 1198-1211. A survey of recent advances in cnn-based ... Read more about "Crowd Density Estimation With Convolutional Neural Networks"
By Weizhe Liu
11JUN
10:00-12:00

## Durable Hardware Transactional Memory

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Background papers NV-Heaps:Making Persistent Objects Fast and Safe with Next-Generation, Non-V olatile Memories, J. Coburn et al. Delegated Persist Ordering, A.Kolli et al. DUDETM: Building Durable Transactions with Decoupling for Persistent Memory, M. Liu et al. Read more about "Durable Hardware Transactional Memory"
By Siddharth Gupta
11JUN
10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

## Finance Research Seminar Unigestion

By Oleg ITSKHOKI (Princeton University)
11JUN
11:00-13:00

## Active Reconstruction of Dynamic Scenes Using Drones

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Bertrand Merminod Thesis advisor: Prof. Pacal Fua Co-examiner: Dr. Ronan Boulic Abstract Background papers Read more about "Active Reconstruction of Dynamic Scenes Using Drones"
By Sena Kiciroglu
11JUN
14:00-16:00

## Fast and Space Efficient Algorithms for Spectral Approximation

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Kapralov Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Graphs and matrices are a common abstraction for representing real-world networks, and efficient algorithms for graph problems are at the core of large data analysis. The problem of designing compressed representations for graphs that preserve their structure ... Read more about "Fast and Space Efficient Algorithms for Spectral Approximation"
By Navid Nouri
13JUN
Cancelled
08:30-19:00 SV Hall & Co2

## BMI Research Day 2018

Program will be annouced soon Read more about "BMI Research Day 2018"
13JUN
09:00-17:20 CO2 & SV Hall

## BMI RESEARCH DAY 2018

From Neural Circuits to Neurorobotics Day Program Read more about "BMI RESEARCH DAY 2018"
13JUN
15JUN
11:00-18:00

## CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the "CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence" which will take place at EPFL, Lausanne - Switzerland from 13 to 15 June 2018. Artificially intelligent algorithms are becoming an increasingly prominent field of research, with interesting applications in molecular and material property ... Read more about "CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence"
By List of invited speakers can be seen on the webpage ...
13JUN
15:00-16:30

## Seminar by Prof. Xuan Vinh Doan, The University of Warwick

"Robust retrofitting planning under endogenous uncertainty" Abstract Retrofitting planning aims to strengthen strategic links in an infrastructure network, which is subject to failures due to disasters. The main focuses are network connectivity and post-disaster travel costs. In this talk, we propose a robust optimization framework to handle distributional ambiguity of decision-dependent random link failures in ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Xuan Vinh Doan, The University of Warwick"
13JUN
17:30-19:00 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.2

## Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "A History of Radar". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. H. Griffiths, Prof. University College London, Member and Distinguished ...
14JUN
08:30-18:00 SG Hall & Foyer

## ENAC Research Day 2018

Program will be announced later Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
14JUN
08:30-22:00 Hall & Foyer SG

## ENAC Research Day 2018

08h30 – 09h00 Arrival and coffee 09h00 – 12h30 Invited Talks KEYNOTE - Biomimicry: A new paradigm for sustainable innovation Michael Pawlyn, Director – Exploration Architecture Limited &amp; TEDx speaker Reactive transport approaches to unraveling biogeochemical processes in groundwater systems Jennifer Druhan, Assistant Professor Geology – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mapping the Long-term Refugee ... Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
15JUN
Cancelled
11:00-12:00

15JUN
11:00-13:00

## Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar

Ultrafast control of matter phases is of both fundamental and technological interest. Here, we study the ultrafast dynamics of Ta 2 NiSe 5 by means of time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) [1] and transient reflectivity measurements [2]. Ta 2 NiSe 5 is proposed to support an excitonic insulator (EI) phase below T C ≈ ... Read more about "Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar"
By Selen Mor
15JUN
12:00-13:30

## Seminar by Avi Gannamaneni, MIT

"Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being" Abstract GDP and derived metrics (e.g., productivity) have been central to understanding economic progress and well-being. In principle, the change in consumer surplus (compensating expenditure) provides a superior, and more direct, measure of the change in well-being, especially for digital goods, but in practice, it ... Read more about "Seminar by Avi Gannamaneni, MIT"
15JUN
14:00-16:00

## Supersingular isogeny based cryptography

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Thesis advisor: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Background papers Read more about "Supersingular isogeny based cryptography"
By Novak Kaluderovic
18JUN
22JUN
09:00-17:00

## Descriptive set theory conference

This is the last conference of the semester and will be of a more general nature than the earlier more specialized conferences and workshops of the program. It will cover broad aspects of descriptive set theory and its connections with other areas of mathematics. Read more about "Descriptive set theory conference"
21JUN
17:15-18:15

## Professeur Slawomir Solecki Bernoulli Lecture - Compact Spaces and Logic

Fraïssé theory is a method in classical Model Theory of producing canonical limits of certain families of finite structures. For example, the random graph is the Fraïssé limit of the family of all finite graphs. It turns out that this method can be dualized, with the dualization producing projective Fraïssé limits, and applied to the ... Read more about "Professeur Slawomir Solecki Bernoulli Lecture - Compact Spaces and Logic"
By Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)
21JUN
17:15-18:15

## Ultrafast photo-excited dynamics in transition-metal complexes

Understanding, and subsequently being able to manipulate, the excited-state dynamics and decay pathways of photo-excited functional transition-metal complexes is of utmost importance in order to solve grand challenges in solar energy conversion (photocatalysis and solar cells) and data storage. These processes are very complicated and, currently, no single method can encompass all the involved phenomena ... Read more about "Ultrafast photo-excited dynamics in transition-metal complexes"
By Prof. Klaus Braagaard Møller
Technical University of Denmark
22JUN
11:00-12:00

22JUN
11:00-12:15

## Nickel-Catalyzed Stereospecific Cross-Coupling and Cross-Electrophile Coupling Reactions

By Prof. Elizabeth R. Jarvo, University of California, Irvine, USA
22JUN
14:15

## Frequency dispersion in electromagnetism

By Prof. Boris Gralak
25JUN
09:00-11:00

## Towards Communication-Efficient Distributed Machine Learning Techniques

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Patrick Thiran Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Towards Communication-Efficient Distributed Machine Learning Techniques"
By Arsany Guirguis
25JUN
10:30-12:30

## Practical Byzantine-Resilient Distributed Machine Learning

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract Background papers Read more about "Practical Byzantine-Resilient Distributed Machine Learning"
By Sébastien Rouault
25JUN
14:00-16:00

## Learning the link between Drosophila 3D Pose and Neural Activity Patterns

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Pavan Ramdya Co-examiner: Prof. Brian McCabe Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning the link between Drosophila 3D Pose and Neural Activity Patterns"
By Semih Günel
26JUN
13:30-15:30

## Detecting dangers in traffic scenes

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Dr. Martin Rajman Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Dr. Micahël Thémans Abstract Background papers Read more about "Detecting dangers in traffic scenes"
By Krzysztof Lis
26JUN
14:30-16:30

## Hardware and Software Co-design for HTAP Workloads

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Christoph Koch Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Real-time analytics has gained more visibility in recent years. Instead of relying on historical data for decision making, some business intelligence applications demand analysis on fresh data to gain critical insights, highlighting the rise of mixed Online ... Read more about "Hardware and Software Co-design for HTAP Workloads"
By Zilu Tian
26JUN
15:00-18:00

## Robotique bioinspirée

L'EPFL Bioinspired Platform vous invite à son prochain séminaire de sur le thème de la robotique bioinspirée. Découvrez comment les chercheurs et les entreprises s'inspirent de la nature pour créer des robots avec des mouvements autonomes qui répondent et s'adaptent à leur environnement. Nous sommes honorés d'accueillir Dr Elias Knubben qui dirige les projets Bionic ... Read more about "Robotique bioinspirée"
By Dr.sc. Elias Knubben, Head of Corporate Bionics Projects, Festo ...
26JUN
16:15

## Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins

During his talk, Prof. Pentelute will report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. His two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables regioselective conjugation ... Read more about "Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins"
By Bradley L. Pentelute is an Associate Professor with tenure, at ...
27JUN

## [Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) 10th anniversary event | Conference]

The Innovative Medicines Initiative is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a high-level event Organised jointly by IMI together with the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the event will take place at the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday 27 June 2018 from 13:00 to 18:00. ... Read more about "[Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) 10th anniversary event | Conference]"
27JUN
29JUN
08:00-17:00

## Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South | Register Now!

Register for Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South! The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center-CODEV at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne invites you to be part of its biennial World Class Event. Early Bird Registration ends of May 25th! Register Now! For more information ... Read more about "Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South | Register Now!"
27JUN
12:15-13:15

## BMI SEMINAR // The SAMP8 Mouse Model: Linking neurodegeneration in aging with Epigenetics

The Senescence Accelerated Mice Prone 8 (SAMP8) is a mice model that has revealed cognitive and behavioral disturbances, occurring at early age and that worsen with senescence in comparison with resistant to senescence strain (SAMR1). These cognitive trends are accompanied by general hallmarks of senescence and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) characteristics, such as tau ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // The SAMP8 Mouse Model: Linking neurodegeneration in aging with Epigenetics"
By Merce Pallas, Neuropharmacology in Aging and neurodegeneration, Dept of Farmacologia ...
28JUN
10:00-12:00

## Insights on the generalization ability of deep neural networks using sensitivity analysis

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Ruediger Urbanke Thesis advisor: Prof. Patrick Thiran Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Insights on the generalization ability of deep neural networks using sensitivity analysis"
By Mahsa Forouzesh
28JUN
12:15-14:00

## [INFO Session - ERC Proof of Concept]

Information Session: ERC Proof of Concept scheme The session will inform about the Proof of Concept scheme (PoC), put in place by the European Research Council for PIs holding an ERC grant or having recently finished their ERC project. The PoC scheme offers financial support to establish the innovation potential of results generated from ERC ... Read more about "[INFO Session - ERC Proof of Concept]"
29JUN
09:00-15:30

## 16th EPFL – CHUV Research Day on Translational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

For the 16th consecutive year, the LBO (EPFL), the LMAM (EPFL), the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine (CHUV), and the Regenerative Therapy Unit (CHUV) are organizing a day of translational research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. This day aims to encourage synergies between the Service of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at CHUV and the basic sciences at EPFL. ... Read more about "16th EPFL – CHUV Research Day on Translational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics"
By Prof. Thomas Hügle (Chef du Service de rhumatologie, CHUV), Pierric ...
29JUN
16:15-17:15

## Chemical Engineering Seminar - Crystallization and Its Discontents: Understanding the molecular-level factors that influence order, disorder, and the properties of opto-electronic and catalytic materials

By Prof. Brad Chmelka, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California ...
04JUL
Cancelled
12:15-13:15

## BMI SEMINAR // TBD

By Sherif El-Khamisy,  Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University ...
04JUL
12:15-13:15

## BMI SEMINAR // Friends become enemies: Genomic instability and autophagy converge to promote neurodegeneration

The human genome is under continuous threat from environmental toxins and endogenous sources generated during normal metabolic activities. We have previously shown that failure to repair genomic breaks resulting from oxidative DNA breaks and those featuring protein-DNA cross-links lead to neurological disease in man, such as ataxia telangiectasia and spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy. I ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Friends become enemies: Genomic instability and autophagy converge to promote neurodegeneration"
By Sherif El-Khamisy, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University ...
05JUL
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Laboratory of Synaptic Mechanisms, Schneggenburger Lab
05JUL
10:00-12:00

## Secure and Scalable Decentralized Computing for General-Purpose Workloads

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract Background papers OmniLedger: A Secure, Scale-Out, Decentralized Ledger via Sharding, by Kokoris-Kogias E., et al. Chainspace: A Sharded Smart Contracts Platform, by Al-Bassam M., et al. Town Crier: An Authenticated Data Feed for Smart Contracts, by Zhang ... Read more about "Secure and Scalable Decentralized Computing for General-Purpose Workloads"
By Ceyhun Alp
06JUL
10:00-12:00

## Formal Performance Contracts for Software Network Functions

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
06JUL
11:00-12:00

09JUL
10:15-11:00

## Soft Microrobotics and its Application in Medicine

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The field of micro and nano robotics has made impressive strides over the past decade as researchers have created a variety of small devices capable of locomotion within liquid environments. Robust fabrication techniques have been developed, some devices have been functionalized for potential applications, and therapies are being ... Read more about "Soft Microrobotics and its Application in Medicine"
09JUL
15:00-16:30

12JUL
13JUL
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core II (EN)

The LabVIEW Core II course is an extension of the LabVIEW Core I course and teaches you to use common design patterns to successfully implement and distribute LabVIEW applications for research, engineering, and testing environments. Topics covered include programmatic control of your user interface, techniques to optimize reuse of existing code, use of file I/O ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (EN)"
By National Instruments
16JUL
27JUL
09:00-17:00

## Introduction to Partition Functions

A mix of introductory lectures and research talks on partition functions and techniques for their computation, including methods such as Markov chains, correlation decay, belief propagation and convex optimization. Read more about "Introduction to Partition Functions"
16JUL
17:00-19:00

## Source localization in random graphs

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Matthias Grossglauser Thesis advisor: Prof. Patrick Thiran Co-examiner: Prof. Nisheeth Vishnoi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Source localization in random graphs"
By Gergely Odor
17JUL
18JUL
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, DAQ (EN)

Using LabVIEW, data acquisition devices, and signal conditioning hardware, the Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning course teaches you the fundamentals of PC-based data acquisition and signal conditioning. During the course, you get hands-on experience installing and configuring data acquisition hardware and you learn to use data acquisition software functions to build your application. Although LabVIEW ... Read more about "LabVIEW, DAQ (EN)"
By National Instruments
24JUL

## Délai des cartes de crédits d'achats

Selon la directive sur l’utilisation des cartes de crédit d’achat (Lex 5.4.1, art.11.), le gestionnaire de la carte doit contrôler les dépenses. Cette date marque le délai d’envoi au service financier de tous des documents justifiant les dépenses effectuées par la carte de crédit d'achat ainsi que du tableau d’imputation et de la facture Viseca. Read more about "Délai des cartes de crédits d'achats"
29JUL
02AUG
17:00-18:00

## IEEE 2018 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

The IEEE International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers harnessing light, or photons, and control its propagation phenomena via interaction with produced structures at the micro and nano scale. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well ... Read more about "IEEE 2018 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics"
By Keynote : Prof. Igor Aharonovitch, Prof. Lih Y. Lin, Prof. Eric ...
09AUG
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Allison Burns, Nestlé Chair, Gräff Lab
23AUG
17:15

## Physical Chemistry Seminar

By Prof. Hua Guo
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University ...
27AUG
29AUG
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core I (FR)

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
30AUG
01SEP
Microcity

## micro18

Le Big Data sous la loupe: du 30 août au 1er septembre, conférences, débats, expostitions, ateliers pour enfants sur le thème du Big Data. Programme sur micro18.ch Read more about "micro18"
30AUG
31AUG
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core II (FR)

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
12:30-13:30 SV 1717

## Human genomic diversity and infection: from immunogenetics to personalized health

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
03SEP
10:15-11:00

## Mixed-Signal Interfaces for the Data-Driven World

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Our insatiable demand for sensing, communication and computing has been a key driver in the relentless scaling of CMOS feature sizes. However, as the benefits of technology scaling are coming to an end, an increasing amount of out of the box thinking will be required to maintain the ... Read more about "Mixed-Signal Interfaces for the Data-Driven World"
03SEP
12:15

## to be announced

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Fredrik Höök received a PhD in physics from Chalmers, Sweden, in 1997 and his research has focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
07SEP
11:00-12:00

## EESS Special event - talk on "An earth-scientist’s view of human population dynamics"

Abstract: Historical examples of demographic change, in China, Italy, Nigeria, Utah, the Philippines, and elsewhere, together with simple mathematics and biological principles, show that stabilizing world population before it is limited by food supply will be more difficult than is generally appreciated. United Nations population projections are based on a logical fallacy in that they ... Read more about "EESS Special event - talk on "An earth-scientist’s view of human population dynamics""
By Dr Stephen Warren, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and Department ...
08SEP
11SEP

## HORIZONS OF CANCER BIOLOGY AND THERAPY - 2018

ISREC-SWISS CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUM Following on from the ISREC Symposia in 2011 to 2016, the next ISREC Symposium, to be held in Lausanne in September 2018, will focus on broad themes – horizons – in cancer biology and therapy. This symposium will also present the new multi–institutional Swiss Cancer Center (SCC) which leverages complementary expertise ... Read more about "HORIZONS OF CANCER BIOLOGY AND THERAPY - 2018"
By Eduard Batlle, Stephen Baylin, Carlos Caldas, Lew Cantley, Karen Cichowski ...
10SEP
12SEP
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core I (EN)

The first step in any NI LabVIEW learning path, LabVIEW Core I gives you the chance to explore the LabVIEW environment, dataflow programming, and common LabVIEW development techniques in a hands-on format. In this course you will learn to develop data acquisition, instrument control, data-logging, and measurement analysis applications. At the end of the course, ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (EN)"
By National Instruments
12SEP
12:15-13:15

## BMI Seminar // TBD

By Thomas Misgeld, Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, TUM School of ...
13SEP
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Gerstner Lab
14SEP

18SEP
12:15-13:15

## EESS talk on

By Dr Esteban Munoz, United Nations Environmental Program
21SEP
11:00-12:00

24SEP
12:15

## to be announced

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: B.A., Stanford University, 1993; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2000-05; Associate Professor, 2005-06; Professor, 2006-16; HHMI Investigator, 2005-07, 2010-16; Binder/Amgen Professor, 2016-; Davis Leadership Chair, 2017-; Executive Officer, 2017-. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Dianne K. Newman, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
25SEP
28SEP

## International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG) 2018

The International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG) 2018 has been organized recognizing the strong need for shared knowledge in innovative and challenging applications on energy geotechnics. SEG-2018 aims to serve as a forum for promoting the exchange of ideas, practices and state-of-the-art on a broad range of topics in the area. The upcoming edition of ... Read more about "International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG) 2018"
By SEG 2018 will be hosting a variety of speakers who ...
25SEP
12:15-13:15

28SEP
11:00-12:00

01OCT
05OCT
09:00-17:00

## Theoretical Challenges in Partition Functions

The goal of this workshop is to find translations and connections between various approaches to compute partition functions and, at the same time, advance the state-of-the-art in each. Read more about "Theoretical Challenges in Partition Functions"
01OCT
10:15-11:00

## Prof. Satoshi Kawata - IMT Distinguished Lecture

Inistitue of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Satoshi Kawata Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Satoshi Kawata - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
02OCT
12:15-13:15

03OCT
12:15-13:15

## BMI SEMINAR // TBD

By Steven Kushner, Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center ...
04OCT
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Laboratory of Neural Genetics and Disease, McCabe Lab
04OCT
12:00-13:00

## “Epithelial plasticity in cancer progression”

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about "“Epithelial plasticity in cancer progression”"
By Professor Angela Nieto, Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH San Juan de ...
06OCT
09OCT

## 31st ECNP Congress in Barcelona

The ECNP Scientific Programme Committee is happy to announce a new symposium format for the 31st ECNP congress in Barcelona, in which clinical trials of new compounds will be presented, including proof of concept and post-marketing studies. We will soon start accepting submissions from researchers from both academia and the industry. Selected speakers will get ... Read more about "31st ECNP Congress in Barcelona"
08OCT
10OCT
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core I (FR)

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
11OCT
12OCT
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core II (FR)

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
16OCT
12:15-13:15

22OCT
12:15

## to be announced

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, USA
23OCT
12:15-13:15

26OCT
11:00-12:00

30OCT
12:15-13:15

31OCT
12:15-13:15

## BMI Seminar // Apathy in patients with schizophrenia - an impairment of goal-directed behavior

Apathy is a common and debilitating negative symptom of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. While originally defined as an impairment of motivation, apathy has recently been defined as a quantitative reduction of goal-directed behavior. Treatment options for apathy remain very limited, in particular for patients with schizophrenia. In this talk I will present a research ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Apathy in patients with schizophrenia - an impairment of goal-directed behavior"
By Stefan Kaiser, Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, Dept. Of Psychiatry, University ...
01NOV
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Psychophysics Laboratory, Herzog Lab
02NOV
11:00-12:00

02NOV
12:00-13:30

05NOV
10:15-11:00

## Prof. Radhika Nagpal - IMT Distinguished Lecture

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Radhika Nagpal Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Radhika Nagpal - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
07NOV
12:00-13:00

## ‘‘A model for functional study of breast cancer heterogeneity’’

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about "‘‘A model for functional study of breast cancer heterogeneity’’"
By Professor Greg Hannon, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of ...
08NOV
09NOV
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, DAQ (FR)

En utilisant le logiciel NI LabVIEW, des matériels d'acquisition de données DAQ enfichables et du matériel NI CompactDAQ, explorez les principes fondamentaux de l'acquisition de données et du conditionnement de signaux sur PC. Pendant ce cours, vous faites l'acquisition d'une expérience pratique de l'installation et de la configuration du matériel DAQ et vous apprenez à ... Read more about "LabVIEW, DAQ (FR)"
By National Instruments
12NOV
14NOV
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core I (EN)

The first step in any NI LabVIEW learning path, LabVIEW Core I gives you the chance to explore the LabVIEW environment, dataflow programming, and common LabVIEW development techniques in a hands-on format. In this course you will learn to develop data acquisition, instrument control, data-logging, and measurement analysis applications. At the end of the course, ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (EN)"
By National Instruments
12NOV
16NOV
09:00-17:00

## Applications of Partition Functions

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the wide set of practical and theoretical applications of the computability of partition functions and address the challenges that arise. Read more about "Applications of Partition Functions"
13NOV
12:15-13:15

## EESS talk on

14NOV
12:15-13:15 SV1717

## The BMI-Kaloy Prize 2018

The BMI-Kaloy Prize Award is given in recognition of an exceptional work in neuroscience, biology, physics, or psychology, which confirms, refutes or elucidates a theory of epistemology or the philosophy of mind. The amount of the BMI‐Kaloy Prize is US\$ 10,000 Deadline for application - April 30, 2018 Information for Applicants Applications should consist of: ... Read more about "The BMI-Kaloy Prize 2018"
By BMI-Kaloy Prize Awarardee
15NOV
16NOV
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core II (EN)

The LabVIEW Core II course is an extension of the LabVIEW Core I course and teaches you to use common design patterns to successfully implement and distribute LabVIEW applications for research, engineering, and testing environments. Topics covered include programmatic control of your user interface, techniques to optimize reuse of existing code, use of file I/O ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (EN)"
By National Instruments
16NOV
11:00-12:00

19NOV
21NOV
08:30-17:30

## LabVIEW, Core III (EN)

LabVIEW Core 3 introduces you to structured practices to design, implement, document, and test LabVIEW applications. This course focuses on developing hierarchical applications that are scalable, readable, and maintainable. The processes and techniques covered in this course help reduce development time and improve application stability. By incorporating these design practices early in your development, you ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core III (EN)"
By National Instruments
19NOV
12:15

## to be announced

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Richard Mann is the Higgins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and holds an Interdisciplinary Faculty appointment in the Department of Systems Biology. He uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system for studying a range of problems related to how ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard Mann, Columbia University, New York City, NY (USA)
20NOV
12:15-13:15

22NOV
12:00-13:00

## “Metabolism driving Cancer Metastasis”

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about "“Metabolism driving Cancer Metastasis”"
By Professor Sarah Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven ...
23NOV
11:00-12:00

27NOV
12:15-13:15

30NOV
11:00-12:00

06DEC
12:00-13:00

## “Dynamics of T cell responses to tumor antigens”

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about "“Dynamics of T cell responses to tumor antigens”"
By Professor Pedro Romero, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
07DEC
11:00-12:00

11DEC
12:15-13:15

12DEC
12:15-13:15

## BMI Seminar // Encoding of associative memory in engram cell pathways

By Jun-Hyeong Cho, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University ...
20DEC
09:00-10:00

## Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report

‘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 Johannes Burtscher, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroproteomics, Lashuel Lab
17APR
12:00-13:30

29APR
12:15

## to be announced

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Education MD/PhD 1997, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Research Summary We probe the basic mechanisms that regulate growth — the process whereby cells and organisms accumulate mass and increase in size. The pathways that control growth are often hindered in human diseases like ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Professor of Biology; Member, Whitehead Institute; Investigator ...