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"
25APR
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  11:00-12:00 BC 420

Abstract: Born in the 19th century, "comics" (Bande Dessinée in French) is a visual medium used to express ideas via images, often combined with text and graphics. "Comics" is often considered as the 9th art, the sequential art, disseminated through the progress of the printing press throughout the world in newspapers, books and magazines. Nowadays, ... Read more about "DH Seminar Lecture - Comics analysis and Indexing"
By Prof. Jean-Christophe Burie de l'Université de la Rochelle - France ...
30APR
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: As our understanding improves, more observations become available, and computational capacity increases, climate models continue to increase in complexity to synthesize all that knowledge. They have become the standard tool for predicting future climate change, and the hope is that as more and more processes are considered at greater realism and higher resolution, the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Success stories and challenges in simulating future climate""
By Dr Reto Knutti, professor, Climate Physics Group, Institute for Atmospheric ...
30APR
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  15:00-16:00 BC 420

Most people can relate to email overload. The good news is that some of the hassle of dealing with email could be automated away. We performed a mixed-methods, need-finding study to learn what kind of automated email handling users want, and what kinds of information and computation are needed to make those automations reality. Our ... Read more about "Opportunities for Automating Email Processing"
By Soya Park
30APR
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  18:30-20:00 Internef 273

85.000 animals are killed every second for food, clothing, medicine and many other industries. Exactly how much of this is necessary? What are the ethical arguments for and against? What do we as a society think and feel about it? How does it affect the environment and how can we move forward from here? Join ... Read more about "Animal Exploitation and Sustainability: a talk by Seb Alex"
02MAY
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  18:00-21:30 EPFL Rolex Center

Exploring the business implications of Health Tech devices and the data they generate. The prevalence of micro-sensor enabled wearable devices, combined with the increasing accuracy of these sensors is blurring the lines between consumer devices and medical technology. What potential does this plethora of data hold for users, the businesses that have access to it, ... Read more about "Innovation Leaders Event 2019"
03MAY
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  10:30-12:00 BC 420

The College of Management of Technology, in collaboration with IC, is launching a new EPFL Seminar series on “Computational Social Sciences & Economics.” The seminar will bring in leading guest speakers to examine questions that are of great importance for EPFL and society more broadly. Our first high-level guest speaker will be Prof. James A. ... Read more about "The Science of Science: What makes science effective?"
03MAY
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract: We propose two approaches to address a challenging problem arising in Air Traffic Management, that of keeping at all times a distance between any pair of aircraft throughout their flight trajectory above a threshold value. We address the problem by adjusting both aircraft speeds and heading angles simultaneously. Both the mixed-integer nonlinear programming model ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: An MINLP and a continuous-optimization approaches for aircraft conflict avoidance via speed and heading angle deviations"
By Prof. Marcel Mongeau, Professor in Operations Research at ENAC (École ...

Thesis defenses

Exhibitions

12APR
28JUL
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab pavillon central

To mark its 50th anniversary, the EPFL gave free rein to three photographers, who were asked to capture the essence of the School and its future direction: - Olivier Christinat brings a discreet immersion in campus life - Bogdan Konopka strips EPFL's buildings down to their still life form - Catherine Leutenegger delivers many detailed ... Read more about "INFINITY ROOM I - ArtLab Exhibition"
By Olivier Christinat, Bogdan Konopka, Catherine Leutenegger
30APR
22JUN
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  09:30-18:00 SG 1212

Before the industrial agenda of urban design, broadly promoting technology and economy, there was the social agenda of civic design, creating ecology and community. This exhibition presents a chronological overview of the evolution of civic design as evidenced in the work that was central to it: the creation of regional park systems. Read more about "Exhibition The Living City - Park Systems from Lausanne to Los Angeles"

Call for proposal

30APR
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The Velux Stiftung supports basic and applied research in the fields of daylight, healthy ageing and ophthalmology which: is relevant beyond the borders of a single discipline, can accelerate research by removing bottlenecks, enables implementation of research and whose results will be promoted and/or implemented inside and outside academia. The foundation welcomes international and interdisciplinary ... Read more about "[ VELUX STIFTUNG | Research grants ]"
30APR
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The Velux Stiftung supports basic and applied research in the fields of daylight, healthy ageing and ophthalmology which: is relevant beyond the borders of a single discipline, can accelerate research by removing bottlenecks, enables implementation of research and whose results will be promoted and/or implemented inside and outside academia. The foundation welcomes international and interdisciplinary ... Read more about "[ Velux Stiftung Research Grants | Research funding ]"
30APR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
30APR
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
30APR
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The Holcim Stiftung offers grants to outstanding young scientists to carry out excellent research (fundamental, applied, PoC, market-oriented) in any discipline and field in Switzerland. Priority is given to projects: with a positive social impact, exploring innovative methods, new perspectives or novel lines of questioning crucial to the advancement of science, already underway. Who can ... Read more about "[ Holcim Stiftung - Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professorship in any discipline | Fellowship funding ]"
30APR
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The 9th edition of the Dalle Molle Foundation “Quality of life” prize will award two CHF 10’000 prizes to ongoing research projects focusing on data processing and the new technologies and aiming at facilitating access to information in order to improve the quality of life and of the environment, and facilitate social interactions. The research ... Read more about "[Fondation Dalle Molle – Quality of life Prize | Research funding ]"
30APR
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The Wellcome Trust “Collaborative Awards in Science” support Basic and clinical research in any disciplines carried out by a team of researchers, working together on the most important scientific problems to improve health for everyone. Interdisciplinary projects across Science, Humanities and Social Science and Innovations teams are encouraged. Who can apply The PI must be ... Read more about "[ Wellcome Trust - Collaborative Awards in Science | Research funding ]"
30APR
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Debiopharm Group and Foundation Inartis have launched their fourth ‘Challenge’ on the theme ‘Quality of Life for Patients undergoing Treatment.’ This “Challenge” aims to encourage innovation in the health sector by rewarding practical solutions intended to improve patient comfort and quality of life. The ultimate goal is to speed up the implementation and/or commercialization of ... Read more about "[ Foundation Inartis - Funding for health innovations improving the quality of Life for patients undergoing treatment | Research funding ]"
30APR
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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. launches a new call for proposals to fund innovative ideas and technologies in the following fields: Diagnosis and digital technology to provide personalized nutrition services. Novel manufacturing and analytical technology (to improve and compensate Ajinomoto group's technology such as AJIPHASE® and Corynex®) for peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides and their derivatives. Innovative ideas for ... Read more about "[ Ajinomoto Innovation Alliance Program | Research funding on personalised nutrition ]"
30APR
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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. launches a new call for proposals to fund innovative ideas and technologies in the following fields: Diagnosis and digital technology to provide personalized nutrition services. Novel manufacturing and analytical technology (to improve and compensate Ajinomoto group's technology such as AJIPHASE® and Corynex®) for peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides and their derivatives. Innovative ideas for ... Read more about "[ Ajinomoto Innovation Alliance Program | Research funding on personalised nutrition ]"
01MAY
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What: Support to university-based, high-potential business cases from the Venture Kick programme with the aim of substantially accelerating their market entry. Support to proposals where a R&D or design boost can speed up the success of the deep tech business case. Your project MUST be: Already in the Venture Kick process Already approved by a ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - InnoBooster | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Scientainment | Scientific outreach ]"
01MAY
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The goal of the Cogito Foundation is to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on one hand and humanities and the social sciences, on the other. The Foundation supports research that helps bridge this gap. It does not fund the mere application of a method from one discipline to another: all disciplines involved must ... Read more about "[ THE COGITO FOUNDATION | Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Scientific Visits, Congresses, Dissemination ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for digital education | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for digital education and entrepreneurship | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for cluster projects | Research funding ]"

Cultural events

29APR
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  18:00-20:00 SG 1212

Exhibition opening The Living City - Park Systems from Lausanne to Los Angeles Before the industrial agenda of urban design, broadly promoting technology and economy, there was the social agenda of civic design, creating ecology and community. This exhibition presents a chronological overview of the evolution of civic design as evidenced in the work that ... Read more about "Exhibition Opening The Living City"
01MAY
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  19:15-21:00 CM 1 3

Ils viennent de la ville rose pour retourner un auditoire rempli d'étudiants avec le PIP, les Black Stories débarquent à Lausanne le 1er Mai pour reprendre les bonnes habitudes après une pause chocolatée. Viens donc chasser les idées noires de la rentrée et rire aux éclats avec nous ! Où : Auditoire CM3 - EPFL ... Read more about "OPEN: PIP - Black Stories (Improvisation Théâtrale)"

Internal trainings

25APR
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  12:15-14:00 RLC A1 230

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax Content of the workshop Introduction to Markdown What is Markdown? History of Markdown and latest trends How to write Markdown: Basic notations Technical features: math, chemistry, chess, music, etc. Demo Why Markdown and how is it going to benefit you? Guided practical exercise This ... Read more about "Introduction to Markdown workshop"
By Aleksandra Petersone Aleksandra is a PhD candidate under supervision of ...
30APR
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  10:00-12:00 MC B1 273

Aim: these information sessions aim at informing researchers about energy calls in H2020 for 2019 and encouraging their participation. The sessions are open to EPFL and non-EPFL researchers. Where and when: Sion: April 10, 2019 (14.00-16.00 in room Zeuzier) Lausanne: April 11, 2019 (13.30-15.30 pm in room CO 120) Neuchâtel: April 30, 2019 (10.00 to ... Read more about "[ Upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 | Information session in Neuchatel ]"