Conferences - Seminars

  09:00-11:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Patrick Thiran Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Machine Learning (ML) has proven to be powerful in deriving useful information benefiting from the increasing amount of data available daily on the Internet. To make the best of this massive amount of data, ML models are ... Read more about "Towards Communication-Efficient Distributed Machine Learning Techniques"
By Arsany Guirguis
  10:30-12:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract The resurgence of machine learning in the last two decades has been opening new technological doors, empowering industries and the people who use it. To make the most of ever-growing datasets and tackle more complex problems, machine ... Read more about "Practical Byzantine-Resilient Distributed Machine Learning"
By Sébastien Rouault
  13:00-15:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis advisor: Prof. Carmela Troncoso Co-examiner: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Abstract The Domain Name Service (DNS) is ubiquitous in today's Internet infrastructure. However, a vast majority of DNS queries are sent in plaintext, posing a privacy threat. DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS are two protocols that intend to provide better ... Read more about "Traffic analysis and its impact on user privacy"
By Sandra Deepthy Siby
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

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 Behavior is the final output of the animal's nervous system. To understand how brain governs behavior, we first need to precisely quantify the behavioral output. In this report, we review three papers ... Read more about "Learning the link between Drosophila 3D Pose and Neural Activity Patterns"
By Semih Günel

Sporting events


On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"



The AIT programme aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research. Open to ... Read more about "Academia-Industry Training India Camp 2018"