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"
19AUG
22AUG
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  Rolex Learning Centre

En Août 2018, on fêtera les 100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction ainsi que les 60 ans de sa directrice actuelle, Prof. Karen Scrivener. Un conférence sur Read more about "Les100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction et les 60 ans de sa directrice Prof. Karen Scrivener"
By Prof. Karen Scrivener et al.
20AUG
  10:30-11:30 GC C1 384

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Alexandre Massoud Alahi Co-examiner: Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran Abstract Autonomous vehicles rely on an accurate perception module. One of the fundamental challenges is to efficiently track pedestrians surrounding a vehicle to anticipate risky situations. Over the past decades, researchers have formulated the tracking problem as ... Read more about "Multi-task learning for autonomous driving"
By George Adaimi
21AUG
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Gastpar Co-examiner: Prof. Volkan Cevher Abstract There is an increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The main cause seems to lie in the fundamental disconnection between theory and practise in data analysis. While the former typically relies on statistical ... Read more about "Adaptive Data Analysis and Error-Control via Information Measures"
By Amedeo Esposito
21AUG
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ERC Synergy Grants enable 2-4 top researchers with complimentary skills and knowledge to jointly address a research problem of their choice in unconventional ways. The upcoming call is expected to open in late July 2018 and close in early November 2018. If you are amongst the best researchers in your field and research age and ... Read more about "[ National Information Event on the ERC Synergy Grant | Research funding ]"
22AUG
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
22AUG
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  12:00-13:00 RLC B1 520

Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
23AUG
  09:30-11:30 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Alexandre Alahi Abstract Deep neural networks dominate the state-of-the-art models in tasks of computer vision, speech, bioinformatics etc. However, training modern deep neural networks is difficult, because of the highly non-convexity of the objective functions. On one hand, deep neural ... Read more about "Training and Tuning Deep Neural Networks: Faster, Stronger and Better"
By Chen Liu
23AUG
  13:00-15:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Ali Sayed Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Patrick Thiran Abstract In the recent years, there has been an increasing number of works that couples continuous-time processes with iterative descent methods in optimization literature to provide alternative perspective to convergence analysis and develop new algorithms. Background papers Coupling and ... Read more about "Differential Equations and Continuous-Time Dynamics in Optimization and Sampling"
By Ali Kavis
23AUG
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  17:15 BCH 2201

Chemical reactions at gas-solid interfaces are of great importance in many heterogeneous processes such as catalysis, corrosion, and material fabrication. In this talk, dynamics of several prototypical surface processes, including dissociative chemisorption, Eley-Rideal reactions, and desorption, are explored theoretically on metal surfaces. Classical trajectories either on analytical potential energy surfaces or with forces calculated on ... Read more about "Dynamics of Surface Reactions: Reactant Mode Specificity and Product Energy Disposal"
By Prof. Hua Guo
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University ...
27AUG
29AUG
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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    
27AUG
  09:00-11:00 INR 212

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Rajman Thesis advisor: Prof. Pearl Pu Co-examiner: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Abstract In the recent years, the successful application of sequence to sequence neural networks to statistical machine translation, including the usage of attention mechanism for the aim of translation alignment, has inspired a huge amount of work in ... Read more about "Modeling Emotional Dialogs with Sequence to Sequence Networks"
By Yubo Xie
27AUG
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Abstract Diagnosis and treatment methods based on big genomic data are becoming widespread as the cost of genome sequencing decreases gradually. In this context, disease-gene association studies are of great importance. The genomic data is very sensitive when compared to other data types and contains information about the individual and his / her relatives. Many ... Read more about "Achieving Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Whole Genome Variant Queries"
By Dr. Mete Akgün, University of Tübingen, Germany
27AUG
  14:00-16:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Wulfram Gerstner Abstract We consider the problem of policy optimization in Reinforcement Learning via policy gradient method. We first show that it is possible to design a theoretical update rule for the policy parameters that converges to an optimal policy. ... Read more about "Policy gradient methods for Reinforcement Learning"
By Paul Rolland
28AUG
  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Michael Unser Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Co-examiner: Prof. Michael Gastpar Abstract Background papers Theory and Practice of Irregular Sampling (Part I only), by Feichtinger, H.G., Gröchening, K. Perfect Recovery and Sensitivity Analysis of Time Encoded Bandlimited Signals, by Lazar, A., Tóth, T. A Review of the Integrate-and-Fire Neuron ... Read more about "Sampling using Unsynchronized Time Encoding Machines"
By Karen Adam
29AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers Read more about "Markov Chains for Light Transport"
By Merlin Nimier-David
29AUG
  10:15 BC 420

Abstract In mix networks, communication anonymity is achieved by relaying messages through multiple routers called mixes, where each mix shuffles messages independently. Mix networks were originally set up as fixed sequences of mixes, called cascades. Later, more flexible configurations were proposed, such as free routes, where routes are not fixed and can be any sequence ... Read more about "Multiparty Routing: Secure Routing for Mixnets"
By Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, KU Leuven, Belgium
29AUG
  11:15-13:15 RLC D1 661

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Co-examiner: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Abstract Background papers Apprenticeship Learning via Inverse Reinforcement Learning, by Pieter Abbel and Andrew Ng [ICML04] Model-free Imitation Learning with Policy Optimization, by Jonathan Ho, Jayesh Gupta and Stefano Ermon [ICML16] Understanding Black-box ... Read more about "Understanding the Behaviour of Inverse Reinforcement Learning Agents"
By Teresa Yeo
29AUG
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract The digitalization of most of today's world activities have given rise to a new class of decentralized and trustless systems. For one, distributed ledgers have found practical use in less than 10 years and have generated an ... Read more about "Improvements on Distributed Ledgers Applications and Self Sovereign Identity Systems"
By Nicolas Gailly
30AUG
01SEP
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  Microcity

In an increasingly connected world, managing and using the growing amount of data is a major challenge for our society. Today, from health care to transport, social networks, commerce and industry, all aspects of our lives are put into data. But how can we manage this infinite and constantly growing mass of information? This is ... Read more about "micro18"
30AUG
31AUG
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Mark Pauly Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning Light Scattering Distributions"
By Delio Vicini
30AUG
  11:00-13:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Neural networks have shown great promise for task automation. However, the discovery of adversarial examples has upset this promise: small perturbations of the input data make the misclassification rate greatly increase. Recent approaches have been shown empirically ... Read more about "Obtaining Robust Classifiers via Regularization and Averaging Schemes."
By Fabian Latorre Gomez
30AUG
  12:30-13:30 SV 1717

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
30AUG
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

We consider transmission over a cloud radio access network (CRAN) focusing on the framework of oblivious processing at the relay nodes (radio units), i.e., the relays are not cognizant of the users' codebooks. This approach is motivated by future wireless communications (5G and beyond) and the theoretical results connect to a variety of different information ... Read more about "Cloud Radio Access Networks, Distributed Information Bottleneck, and more: A Unified Information Theoretic View"
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai
The Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel ...
31AUG
  10:00-12:00 INN 326

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
31AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam (retake) Exam president: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Thesis advisor: Prof. Mark Pauly Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Computing a feasible disassembly sequence of parts for a given 3D structure is a fundamental research topic in geometric reasoning. Its inverse problem, which is to create the geometry of a 3D assembly according to predefined ... Read more about "A Graph-based Method for Understanding Interlocking Assemblies"
By Ziqi Wang
31AUG
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Abstract The introduction of computational resources at the network edge allows us to offload computation from clients and/or servers, thereby reducing response latency, backbone bandwidth, and computational requirements on clients. More fundamentally, edge-computing moves us from a Client-Server model to a Client-Edge-Server model. While this is an attractive paradigm for many applications, it raises the ... Read more about "CESSNA - Resilient Edge Computing"
By Dr. Yotam Harchol
University of California, Berkeley , USA
03SEP
07SEP
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Data Science for Managers 5-Day Continuing Education Course September 3 - 7, 2018 College of Management of Technology, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland More information Read more about "Data Science for Managers"
By Prof. Kenneth Younge, Head of the Technology and Innovation Strategy ...
03SEP
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Dr. François Fleuret Abstract Background papers Distilling the Knowledge in a Neural Network, by Hinton, G., Vinyals, O., Dean, J. Rethinking Feature Distribution for Loss Functions in Image Classification, by Wan, W., et al. Constrained Convolutional ... Read more about "Learning Compact Neural Networks"
By Shuxuan Guo
03SEP
  10:00-12:00 BC 03

EDIC candidacy exam (retake) Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract The cognitive dissonance phenomena states that people feel a mental discomfort when they are exposed to information that challenges their prior beliefs. This causes homophily which is socializing with people of same beliefs, and selective exposure, ... Read more about "Analyzing Political Polarization in Twitter"
By Elmas Tugrulcan
03SEP
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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
  11:00-13:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Matthias Grossglauser Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Improving Neural Machine Translation through Interlingua"
By Aswin Suresh
03SEP
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Next generation drug-delivery vehicles aimed to carry biological drugs, such as proteins or nucleic acids, are often designed to mimic how natural biological nanoparticles, such as viruses and exosomes, transfer genetic information between cells in vivo. Due to the large heterogeneity of nanoparticles irrespective of whether they ... Read more about "Single nanoparticle analytics: from viruses via exosomes to drug carriers"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
04SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The vast majority of our knowledge on vibrio pathogenesis is based on the ancient and well-studied human pathogen, V. cholerae. Often neglected and relegated to specialized journals are vibrio infections in non-human species. While the studies of animal pathogens have benefited from the era of genomics, the search for pathogenesis determinants is often biased by ... Read more about "Environmental vibrios : « a walk on the wild side »"
By Frédérique Le Roux, Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Models ...
06SEP
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) methods were developed on the assumption that an organic molecule would crystallize in its most stable crystal structure. Even implementing this approach is a challenge to computational chemistry methods,[1] as shown by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s blind tests.[2] Polymorphism adds additional challenges, as this is usually a kinetic phenomenon with ... Read more about "Can we predict how pharmaceuticals will crystallize?"
By Prof. Sally Price (University College London, UK)
07SEP
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  10:15 BC 420

Today's global society strongly relies on collaborative document editing, which plays an increasingly large role in sensitive workflows. While other collaborative venues, such as secure messaging, have seen secure protocols being standardized and widely implemented, the same cannot be said for collaborative document editing. Popular tools such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office365 and Etherpad are ... Read more about "Capsule: A Protocol for Secure Collaborative Document Editing"
By Nadim Kobeissi
07SEP
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  11:00-12:00 GR A3 32

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
  STCC 2 52

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
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
10SEP
12SEP
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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    
11SEP
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac
11SEP
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Abstract: Have you ever been stuck in meetings with discussions going in circles, meetings from which no decision emerges or one with which everyone is frustrated? Do you sometimes feel that you misunderstood the relationships among members of your professional or personal circles? Have you ever wondered how you could get to stop smoking, eat ... Read more about "Understanding decisions, relationships and behaviors through text… and Natural Language Processing"
By Léa Deleris
12SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

In my presentation, I will present new approaches to characterize the dynamics and diversity of mitochondria in the nervous system. While many functions have been ascribed to neural mitochondria, how these functions are executed in the in vivo context of vastly extended neuronal geometries remains unresolved. My lab uses in vivo imaging approaches, as well ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Mitochondrial dynamics and diversity in the mouse nervous system"
By Thomas Misgeld, Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, TUM School of ...
13SEP
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  09:00-10:00 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 Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Gerstner Lab
13SEP
  10:00-12:00 INF 211

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Babak Falsafi Thesis advisor: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Co-examiner: Prof. Bryan Ford Abstract Background papers Lattice Signatures and Bimodal Gaussians (BLISS), by Ducas, L., et al. Side-Channel Attacks on BLISS Lattice-Based Signatures -- Exploiting Branch Tracing Against strongSwan and Electromagnetic Emanations in Microcontrollers, by Espitau, ... Read more about "Side-channel evaluation of NIST's candidates for post-quantum standardisation"
By Aymeric Genet
15SEP
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Workshop in honour of Anthony C. Davison on the occasion of his 60th birthday Read more about "Data, Models and Statistical Inference"
18SEP
By Dr Esteban Munoz, United Nations Environmental Program
18SEP
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  17:15-19:00 CM 1 4

One of the most powerful approaches to imaging at the nanometer or subnanometer length scale is coherent diffraction imaging using X-ray sources. For amorphous (non-crystalline) samples, the raw data can be interpreted as the modulus of the continuous Fourier transform of the unknown object. Making use of prior information about the sample (such as its ... Read more about "The Geometry of the Phase Retrieval Problem"
By Prof. Charles L. Epstein (University of Pennsylvania)
21SEP
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

When pricing financial assets, rational agents should think in terms of proportional price changes, i.e., returns. However, stock price movements are often reported in dollar rather than percentage units, which may cause investors to think that news should correspond to a dollar change in price rather than a percentage change in price. Non-proportional thinking in ... Read more about "Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets"
By Kelly SHUE, Yale School of Management
24SEP
28SEP
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Powder-diffraction methods have demonstrated an ever increasing range of applications in materials science, chemistry, physics, life sciences and engineering. Modern synchrotron-radiation methods not only provide data of exceptional quality, but have allowed researchers to perform previously inaccessible experiments. Along with determining the atomic structure and the relative abundance of crystalline phases in bulk samples, information ... Read more about "CCMX/PSI Powder Diffraction Summer School - Modern Synchrotron Methods"
24SEP
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By Prof. Chris Weder, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg Switzerland
25SEP
28SEP
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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
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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)
27SEP
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Producing a MOOC consists of creating online activities and video resources for students to acquire knowledge. It includes the design of assignments that allow students to reach clearly defined learning objectives. This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to produce material that is compatible with the MOOC format using existing lecture notes, presentation slides ... Read more about "How to transform your course into a MOOC."
28SEP
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By Karin THOBURN, Norwegian School of Economics - NHH
30SEP
02OCT
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  STCC

The conference will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena. The programme will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations. Educating young researchers is at the core of the mission, ... Read more about "4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2018)"
01OCT
05OCT
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

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
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Inistitue of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Satoshi Kawata Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Satoshi Kawata - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
01OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Large and persistent photoconductivity (LPPC) in semiconductors is due to the trapping of photo-generated minority carriers at crystal defects. Theory has suggested that anion vacancies in II-VI semiconductors are responsible for LPPC due to negative-U behavior, whereby two minority carriers become kinetically trapped by lattice relaxation following photo-excitation [1-2]. By performing a detailed analysis of ... Read more about "Mechanism and New Applications of Large and Persistent Photoconductivity"
By Prof. Rafael Jaramillo, MIT USA
02OCT
By Dr Sebastian Hoch, Research Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Sciences, University ...
04OCT
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  Welle 7, Bern

Don’t miss this chance to network with colleagues from the materials science scene in Switzerland. CCMX and the NCCR MARVEL are co-organizing their second Materials Science day, featuring both experimental and modelling approaches to current challenges in materials science. The morning will be dedicated to projects involving modelling and first experimental validation. During the afternoon, ... Read more about "CCMX – NCCR MARVEL Materials Science Day 2018"
04OCT
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  09:00-10:00 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 Laboratory of Neural Genetics and Disease, McCabe Lab
04OCT
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By Professor Angela Nieto, Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH San Juan de ...
05OCT
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

Martine Clozel will receive a degree honoris causa at the Magistrale. It was the opportunity to invite her for a unique seminar at the School of life sciences. Martine Clozel, a pediatrician specializing in neonatal intensive care, has an MD degree from Nancy University, France, and received further training in physiology and pharmacology from McGill ... Read more about "From Ideas to Drugs"
06OCT
09OCT
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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"
By Please see website.
08OCT
10OCT
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
08OCT
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By Prof. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, UC Berkeley USA
09OCT
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

This workshop puts participants to practice lecturing by presenting 5 minutes of their teaching. Advice and feedback is given based to develop scientific communication skills appropriate for teaching Read more about "Effective Lecturing"
By Ingrid Le Duc
11OCT
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
11OCT
12OCT
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
11OCT
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  11:00-12:00 AI 1153

Recent advances in the genetics and developmental biology of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have greatly expanded our understanding of this common neurodegenerative disorder and have begun to identify desperately needed new approaches to therapy. In this talk I will discuss the potential direct role of the mutated gene encoding leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) in dysregulating ... Read more about "Neurodegeneration Seminar // Mechanistic link between LRRK2, alpha-synuclein, and lysosomal function"
By Lina Mastrangelo, PhD, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine [SCRM], La ...
12OCT
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

Comment penser son contenu pou pouvoir bien le dire? En quoi la voix est une résultante du corps en action? Quelles technique vocales mettre en œuvre et exercer? Read more about "Améliorer l'expressivité et sa voix pour ses cours"
12OCT
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By Will GORNALL, The University of British Columbia
15OCT
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By Prof. Damien Baigl, Ecole Normale Supérieure France
18OCT
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  16:00-17:00 SV 1717

Science-fiction is becoming science-fact as emerging technologies are increasingly influencing our lives. We are experiencing progress like never before and it is already evident that our civilisation will change so much that its rules and technologies will be incomprehensible to the previous generation. The lecture "Exponential Ethics" aims to create awareness for positive and not-so-positive ... Read more about "Exponential Ethics"
By Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci
22OCT
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  12:15 SV 1717

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
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The identifiable metrics and the traditions of structural engineering show a discipline characterised by polarised practice that is decisive; often mistakenly based on intuition and increasingly reliant on finite technology. Over the last two decades; the work of AKT II demonstrates a different characterisation born out of a contemporary approach to the discipline, a particular ... Read more about "Curious Engineering Design Practice"
By Hanif Kara, engineer, studio AKT II, London
29OCT
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The chemical industry should in the future be based on renewable energy. Therefore, material development for environmentally friendly, electrocatalytic production of valuable chemicals is needed. Chemicals could be produced using safe, cheap, more environmentally friendly and more abundant reactants than today. The products could be provided on demand at the place where they are needed, ... Read more about "Electro-Catalysis at the atomic scale"
By Prof. Jan Rossmeisl, University Copenhagen Denmark
30OCT
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By Dr James W. Kirchner, Professor of Physics of Environmental Systems ...
31OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

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
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Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of Tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2019, taking place in Zurich, February 14-15, 2019. This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in ... Read more about "[ LS2 "PIs of Tomorrow - The Future of Swiss Research" - Call for Applications ]"
01NOV
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  09:00-10:00 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 Psychophysics Laboratory, Herzog Lab        
02NOV
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By Antonio FALATO, Federal Reserve Bank
05NOV
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Radhika Nagpal Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Radhika Nagpal - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
05NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Recent years have seen considerable progress in the development of microfluidic systems for use in the chemical and biological sciences. At a primary level, interest in such systems has been stimulated by the fact that physical processes can be more easily controlled and harnessed when instrumental dimensions are reduced to the micron scale. For example, ... Read more about "Microfluidic-Based Nanocrystal Synthesis—Towards Ultra-Fast Parametric Space Mapping"
By Prof. Andrew de Mello, ETH Zurich Switzerland
08NOV
09NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
08NOV
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  08:30-18:00 Lausanne Olympic Museum

This symposium will be held on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. ———————————————————— Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session: October 8, 2018. Please note that 4 abstracts will be selected for short talks. Deadline for Registration: October 22, 2018. Please note that the number of seats is limited ... Read more about "LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding""
By Invited speakers:         • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
09NOV
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  STCC 5ABC

Machine learning has come to play a prominent role in modern finance. Current applications range from text-based analysis of business reports to deep learning for credit risk and portfolio management. But the noise and behavioral elements inherent in financial data often require nonstandard machine learning solutions, possibly yet to be developed. The full potential of ... Read more about "Swissquote Conference 2018 on Machine Learning in Finance"
By Hans Buehler, JP Morgan - Rama Cont, University of Oxford - Isabelle ...
12NOV
14NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

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"
12NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Recent progress in the synthetic construction of micro-compartmentalized colloidal objects comprising integrated biomimetic functions is paving the way towards rudimentary forms of artificial cell-like entities (protocells) for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future proto-living technologies. Although several new types of protocells are currently available, the design of synthetic protocell ... Read more about "Proto-living materials?"
By Prof. Stephen Mann, Bristol University UK
13NOV
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  09:00-12:30 co 120

Exercise sessions provide students with an opportunity to apply the things they have learned in lectures, to deepen their understanding, to clarify problems and to monitor their own learning. What are the features of exercise sessions that best help student to learn? How can exercises be adapted to help students deepen their understanding? What approaches ... Read more about "Effective exercise sessions"
By Roland Tormey
14NOV
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
14NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

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
14NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

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 ...
15NOV
16NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
15NOV
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, SG

The topic of the Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018 is "Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in a Digital World". With this day, we want to explore and reflect experiences and visions on how digitalisation can be devised for inter- and transdisciplinary research and education in a meaningful way. More information and call for contributions Read more about "Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018"
16NOV
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By Alberto ROSSI, University of Maryland
19NOV
21NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

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
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  12:15 SV 1717

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)
19NOV
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By Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, TU Darmstadt Germany
22NOV
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By Professor Sarah Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven ...
23NOV
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By Nicolae GARLEANU, Berkeley Haas
27NOV
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By Dr Liane Benning, professor in Interface Geochemistry, Free University Berlin ...
03DEC
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By Prof. Claudia Draxl, Humboldt University of Berlin Germay
06DEC
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By Professor Pedro Romero, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
07DEC
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By Andrey GOLUBOV, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
10DEC
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By Prof. Maartje Bastings, EPFL Switzerland
11DEC
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
17DEC
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We propose a novel deep learning tool for materials discovery. The approach merges together both experimental data and computer simulations to exploit all possible sources of information. The tool has been used to design several materials that have been experimentally verified and patented. We present just one case study where we discover and characterize the ... Read more about "Materials discovery using deep learning"
By Prof. Gareth Conduit, University of Cambridge UK
19DEC
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By Steven Kushner, Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center ...
20DEC
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  09:00-10:00 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 Johannes Burtscher, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroproteomics, Lashuel Lab
18JAN
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By Hengjie AI, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
25FEB
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
05MAR
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  13:30-17:00 CO 120

With the use of concept maps you can structure a course that integrates learning outcomes, course content and students’ learning activities. Read more about "Course Design"
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
12MAR
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of 'good' questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class. Read more about "The art of questioning: teaching with clickers"
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

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
29MAR
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By Toni WHITED, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
04APR
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By Jessica A. WACHTER, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
12APR
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By Ron KANIEL, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
29APR
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: David M Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini,  Massachusettes Institute of Technology;  Whitehead Institute for ...
10MAY
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By Narayana KOCHERLAKOTA, University of Rochester
14MAY
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle
17MAY
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By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
07JUN
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By Yufeng WU, University of Illinois
01JUL
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry. Mirkin also is a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science & engineering, and medicine at Northwestern University. Mirkin ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA