Conferences - Seminars

  14:00-15:30 ODY 4 03

"Hubs as lampposts: Academic location and firms’ attention to science" Abstract Only a small fraction of the myriad of academic papers published every year emerges from industry hubs, but firms pay disproportionately more attention to those papers. We examine this disparity and explore some of its causes. To do so, we analyze firms’ patent citations ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michael Bikard, London Business School"
By Alexandre ROBERT – Quant Developer - Alumnus MFE
  16:00-17:30 ODY 4 03

"A Collaborative Model for Creating Practically Relevant AND Theoretically Interesting Research" [Development seminar] Abstract Despite an ongoing desire to build a meaningful bridge between academia and practice to solve social problems, both parties continue to struggle to find productive ways to collaborate. Academics are focused on publishing in top academic journals (which practitioners don't read) ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Geoffrey Kistruck, Schulich Business School"
  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

The short-termism of lenders amplifies boom-bust credit cycles, leading in turn to real costs for the aggregate economy. During the U.S. housing credit boom, publicly-traded banks increased mortgage lending activity and relaxed standards much more than privately-held banks, and more so if they were run by short-term oriented CEOs. In the ensuing bust, counties with ... Read more about "Bank Risk-Taking and the Economy: Evidence from the Housing Boom and its Aftermath Real"
By Antonio FALATO, Federal Reserve Bank

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 ...
  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
  12:00-13:00 CM 1 113

In this talk we consider two connected problems: First, we study the classical problem of the first passage hitting density of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. We give two complementary (forward and backward) formulations of this problem and provide semi-analytical solutions for both. The corresponding problems are comparable in complexity. By using the method of heat potentials, ... Read more about "Stochastic Processes in Domains with Boundaries and Some of Their Financial Applications"
By Alexander LIPTON, SilaMoney, MIT & EPFL
By Alberto ROSSI, University of Maryland
By Mika KASTENHOLZ – Co-Founder
  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Which Service? How Industry Conditions Shape Firms’ Service Type Choices" Résumé: This paper studies the role of industry conditions as determinants of manufacturing and software firms’ decisions to offer services. We draw on the competence perspective on industry evolution and servitization to theorize and provide empirical evidence on how industry conditions affect firms’ choice to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ivanka Visnjic, ESADE"


  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"