Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
03DEC
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

The smart living lunches take place once a month from 11am to 1pm at the EPFL Fribourg to present the research activities of the smart living lab. A lunch is served after the presentation. These events are designed for the smart living lab's community. Read more about "smart living lunches"
20FEB
05MAR
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  08:00-18:00 EPFL

Are you interested in shaping the future of radio and media? Registration to Radio Hack Europe is now open and is FREE for EPFL / UNIL employees, researchers, and students using the discount code HKSPO19LS. Register here Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is a 48-hour hackathon around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, ... Read more about "Radio Hack Europe 2019 (29-31 March, EPFL) – Register Now!"
21FEB
  09:00-16:00 Microcity Amphi, Neuchâtel

This annual meeting day has multiple objectives. One objective is to give our doctoral students a chance to get to know each other better and to network with other people interested in their research topic (the day is opened to a broader audience than EPFL). A second objective is to hear about other disciplines of ... Read more about "EDAM DAY"
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21FEB
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  12:00-13:30 ODY -1 0020

Seminar organized in collaboration with UNIL-HEC "Does Diversity Management Increase Diversity? Evidence from Industry and Academia " Abstract U.S. companies and universities have been building elaborate diversity management programs since the 1980s. Have their innovations increased diversity among corporate managers and academic faculty? Data from hundreds of companies and universities, over several decades, provide answers. ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Frank Dobbin, Harvard University"
21FEB
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jacob Abstract Image fusion is the process of joining complementary information as well as common features from a set of images. The challenge in image fusion is to construct images that are appropriate, understandable and more informative to the ... Read more about "Visible and infrared image fusion"
By Fayez Lahoud
21FEB
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  16:30-17:30 INM 203

Bayesian models of opinion exchange are extensively studied in economics, dating back to the work of Aumann on the agreement theorem. An important class of such models features agents arranged on a network (representing, e.g., social interactions), with the network structure determining which agents communicate with each other. It is often argued that the Bayesian ... Read more about "Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion exchange Networks is Computationally Hard"
By Dr. Jan Hazla, MIT Jan Hązła is a Postdoctoral Associate ...
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
23FEB
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“dhelta” is the association for students and researchers in the field of Digital Humanities at EPFL. They are organising the Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange event that will take place on 22 & 23 February 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. The goal of this event is: To discover fellows working in the field of Digital Humanities at ... Read more about "Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange"
22FEB
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We hypothesize that industry exchange traded funds (ETFs) encourage informed trading on underlying firms through facilitating hedging of industry-specific risks. We show that short interest on industry ETFs, reflecting part of the “long-the-stock/short-the-ETF” strategy, positively predicts returns on these ETFs and the percentage of positive earnings announcements of underlying stocks. We also show that hedge ... Read more about "Innovation and informed trading: Evidence from industry ETFs"
By Maureen O'HARA, Cornell University
22FEB
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract We provide a bare–bones framework that uncovers the circumstances which lead either to the emergence of equally-spaced and equally-sized central places or to a hierarchy of central places. We show how these patterns reflect the preferences of agents and the efficiency of transportation and communication technologies. With one population of homogeneous individuals, the economy ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: About the Origin of Cities"
By Prof. André de Palma, ENS Cachan - University Paris-Saclay
22FEB
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  13:15 ELA 002

Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
22FEB
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By Prof. Éric SÉRÉ (université de Paris-Dauphine, France)
22FEB
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

There is enormous potential to use microalgae as feedstocks for everything from recombinant proteins and high value chemicals to biofuels, but to implement this technology in a sustainable and economic manner, it will be necessary to optimize many parameters, and metabolic engineering strategies will be essential. However, in comparison with the well-developed molecular biology tools ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Thinking outside the flask - how to do something useful with algal metabolism"
By Prof. Alison Smith, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge ...
25FEB
  10:00-12:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Volcan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Due to its capability of handling large scale problems, nonlinear and nonconvex optimization has increased in popularity in the last decade. Modern applications in signal processing, statistics and machine learning exhibits distinguished performance with the nonconvex models. ... Read more about "Provable and Practical Methods for Nonconvex Optimazation"
By Fatih Sahin
25FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Modern society is unsustainable: biodiversity loss is occurring at an unprecedented rate; anthropogenic activities dominate material cycles, putting upward pressure on resource supply; and the industrial system is forcing Earth’s climate towards the brink of a critical transition, on a scale never before experienced by humans. Facts such as these highlight the imperative for transformational ... Read more about "A sustainable materials system research agenda"
By Dr Rupert Myers, Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh
25FEB
  14:00-15:00 BSP 727

The building blocks of quantum observables are collections of asymptotic series in the coupling constant, corresponding to perturbative and non-perturbative sectors. According to the theory of resurgence, these series are related to each other in a non-trivial way, and these relations are encoded in the so-called Stokes automorphisms of the theory. In this seminar we ... Read more about "A new perspective on resurgence in quantum theory"
By Marcos Marino
25FEB
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  17:00-19:00 SG Foyer

Join us for the book launch of laba's PORTUGAL Lessons: Environmental Objects! Feb 25, 2019, 17.00 h EPFL, Project Room, SG Building, 1015 Lausanne Followed by an apéro. We look forward to seeing you. Harry Gugger and the laba team Read more about "Book Launch PORTUGAL Lessons"
By The event will be framed by a conversation on Environmental ...
25FEB
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  18:15-19:15 MA A0 364

The ephemera "Replay" of television documentaries cause immense frustration, since their publication is restricted to 1 month at most. And it seems impossible to record them... So this PolyMac is made to forget those bad memories, by recording all the desired video streams! Read more about "PolyMac TV Replay"
By Francois Roulet
26FEB
27FEB
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  09:00-05:00 Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan, 559-0034

Conference Series llc Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 going to be held on February 26-27, 2019 Osaka, Japan. Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 directs towards the main issues as well as future strategies of Pregnancy and women health. This is going to be the largest and most promising ... Read more about "Global Annual Midwifery Congress"
26FEB
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: The challenge of achieving universal human development and climate change mitigation requires careful consideration of (1) the definition of a “good”, happy or decent life; (2) analytic clarity in conceptualising the consumption requirements of well-being; (3) the context surrounding intra- and inter-national inequality, and the political dynamics and social processes that could enable the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Well-being and climate change mitigation: the Living Well Within Limits approach""
By Dr Julia K. Steinberger, Professor of Social Ecologiy and Ecological ...
26FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: While most of the MEMS developments have been focused on low cost and low performance markets, driven by the automotive, consumer electronics and smartphone businesses, Safran Colibrys has taken up the challenge to develop medium cost and high performance MEMS inertial sensors dedicated to high reliability, harsh environment applications. A versatile accelerometer platform sensor ... Read more about "High-end accelerometer platforms for demanding applications"
By Dr. Christophe Kergueris
26FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: In recent years, there has been significant interest in the applications of printed electronics in the realization of a range of low-cost, large area, flexible electronic systems such as displays, distributed sensors, and low-cost disposable tags. To make printed electronics a viable technology, however, there is a need for significant innovations across all aspects ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Tools and Processes for Printed Electronic Systems"
26FEB
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2218

The four dNTPs (dATP, dTTP, dCTP, and dGTP) are the building blocks of DNA. A balanced supply and a correct overall concentration of dNTPs are key prerequisites for faithful genome replication. These requirements, along with the fact that the concentrations of dNTPs fluctuate during the cell cycle, mean that the production of dNTPs must be ... Read more about "dNTPs and maintenance of genome stability"
By Professor Andrei Chabes Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Umeå ...
27FEB
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Martigny, room 106

We address the optimization of a computer model, where each simulation either fails or returns a valid output performance. We suggest a joint Gaussian process model for classification of the inputs (computation failure or success) and for regression of the performance function. We discuss the maximum likelihood estimation of the covariance parameters, with a stochastic ... Read more about "Gaussian process optimization with simulation failures"
By Dr. François Bachoc
27FEB
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  13:00-14:00 ME B3 31

It is a paradox that often the more severe a person's motor impairment, the more assistance they require and yet the less able they are to operate the very assistive machines created provide this assistance. A primary aim of my lab is to address this confound by incorporating robotics autonomy and intelligence into assistive machines---to ... Read more about "Human Autonomy through Robotics Autonomy"
By Prof. Brenna Argall Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ...
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 CE 06

Energy density and cost of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) based on conventional intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. The reliance of conventional cathodes on the use of toxic metals additionally endangers health and safety of miners in developing countries. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to double energy stored in LIBs, reduce their cost by ... Read more about "Beyond Lithium-Ion: Conversion Electrodes, Solid State and Aqueous Batteries"
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 CE 1 6

Energy density and cost of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) based on conventional intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. The reliance of conventional cathodes on the use of toxic metals additionally endangers health and safety of miners in developing countries. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to double energy stored in LIBs, reduce their cost by ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Beyond Lithium-Ion: Conversion Electrodes, Solid State and Aqueous Batteries"
By Prof. Gleb Yushin, School of Materials and Engineering, Georgia Institute ...
27FEB
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  18:15-19:15 BC 420

Mars’ ice caps hold the secret to the planet's climate, hydrological processes and is a likely place to contain traces of life, should they exist. A crewed mission to the surface of Mars, with the objective of drilling into the Northern ice cap and analysing the samples in-situ would therefore advance our knowledge of the ... Read more about "Systems Engineering and Design of a Mars Polar Life Research Base"
By Anne-Marlene Rüede