Conferences - Seminars

20DEC
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  10:30-12:00 BC 420

Knowledge Graphs (KGs) provide ways to organize, manage and retrieve structure information, playing an important role in a number of AI applications, such as recommender systems, question answering or natural language generation. However, a problem that is common to all KGs is their incompleteness. In this talk we briefly discuss different techniques to do knowledge ... Read more about "Learning with Knowledge Graphs"
By Alberto García-Durán
21DEC
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  14:00-15:30 Room Zeuzier, Sion, Industrie 17

This seminar will be live-streamed at the following link: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/227165800 In today’s increasingly globalised and complex economy that is flooded with data, taking decisions is a much more complex task. To help managers to tackle this challenge, we have developed a new multi-criteria performance management method that provides input for visual management and continuous improvement ... Read more about "Visual Management Tool for Multi-criteria Decision Methods"
By Prof. Alessio Ishizaka
26JAN
29JAN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The Applied Machine Learning Days will take place from January 26th to 29th, 2019, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center on EPFL campus. It is now the largest and best-known Machine Learning event in Switzerland, and increasingly recognized as a major event in Europe. The event has a focus specifically on the applications of machine ... Read more about "Applied Machine Learning Days 2019"
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07FEB
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  10:00-17:00 STCC 0 8328

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends ... Read more about "FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs."
20FEB
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Assessing the habitability of Mars has been an objective of the scientific community for a long time, but it has recently become a sustained focus in light of data being returned from the planet and growing knowledge about life in extreme environments. The Curiosity rover on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), one of NASAs flagship ... Read more about "Is Mars Habitable ?"
By Prof. Javier Martín-Torres
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
By Dr Julia Steinberger, Associate professor in Ecological Economics, University of ...
05MAR
By Dr Cary D. Troy, Associate professor, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering ...
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
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
16APR
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Buildings represent habitats for various airborne pollutants that have direct or indirect effects on the quality of our living spaces, health, and well-being. As we spend most of our time in buildings, understanding sources and composition of indoor air pollutants is fundamental for interpreting the health risks and for developing improved building control measures ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The Pig-Pen Effect: Immersed in a Cloud of Particles and Bioaerosols""
By Dr Dusan Licina, tenure track assistant professor, Smart Living Lab ...
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
28MAY
By Dr Alice Aubert, SNSF Ambizione fellow in the Cluster of ...

Exhibitions

17JAN
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday January 17 - guided tour in French Thursday January 24 - guided tour in English Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
24JAN
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday January 24 - guided tour in English Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
07FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
28FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
07MAR
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab

Thesis defenses

Management Board meetings

13MAY
15MAY
  08:00-18:00 BPA

La Faculté ENAC accueille durant 3 jours des experts internationaux, renommés dans toutes les disciplines de l'ENAC, pour évaluer la Faculté. Diverses rencontres sont organisées avec la Présidence, la direction de faculté, des instituts et des sections, ainsi que divers représentants des corps de la faculté. Read more about "Evaluation académique Faculté ENAC 2019"
By Comité d'évaluation

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
07MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum RLC

The goal for the PhD students finalists of the competition is to present their research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. A jury made up of people from scientific and media world will be responsible to decide between the 14 finalists. Read more about "Final of the competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds""

Internal trainings

08JAN
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet
24JAN
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
By EPFL Library teaching team
04FEB
08FEB
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  08:30-19:00 PO 01

Why take this course? The Harvard Business School calls data science the sexiest job of the 21st century, and McKinsey projects that AI could deliver an additional $13 trillion GDP to the global economy by 2030. Currently we see a revolution in data-driven business models, automation, and analysis by the fastest growing companies. Why has ... Read more about "Data Science for Managers"
By Prof. Kenneth Younge, Head of the Technology and Innovation Strategy ...
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"

Call for proposal

09JAN
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Aim: National Geographic supports the development of cutting-edge technologies that open our eyes to different viewpoints, help us see the world in a new light and explore it in new ways, and transform the fields of exploration, science, and conservation. The goal of this RFP is to create novel tools and technologies to monitor ecosystem ... Read more about "[ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Conservation Technologies Grant | Research funding ]"
09JAN
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Aim: The goal of this RFP is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. NGS seeks solutions that actively stop or reduce the stream of pollution into waterways, including by effecting behavior change in key stakeholders. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country where the ... Read more about "[ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Marine Plastic Grant | Research funding ]"
15JAN
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The Branco Weiss Fellowship (Society in Science) is a postdoctoral program for exceptionally qualified young researchers. The fellowship consists of a personal research grant that enables the fellows to work on their projects in all disciplines, at an academic institution of their choice anywhere in the world, for up to 5 years. The fellowship is ... Read more about "[ BRANCO WEISS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS ]"
15JAN
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[ EPFLinnovators I Fellowship funding ]"
15JAN
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Many challenging fields of future research go beyond a single discipline’s body of knowledge overlapping, for instance, the life sciences on the one hand and mathematics, engineering, computer and natural sciences on the other. For visionary, ambitious and radically new solutions to future research questions, academic teams qualified across scientific disciplines are needed. The Volkswagen ... Read more about "[ Volkswagen Stiftung “Change of Course” | Research funding and Scientific Exchange ]"
21JAN
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The “Manufacturing technologies” impulse programme funds innovation projects at the interface between research and technology transfers that Swiss companies conduct together with research institutions in the digitally-oriented "Industry 4.0 and Modern manufacturing technologies" segment. Submission deadlines: There will be two calls for proposals depending on the project duration Project Duration 18 Months 12 Months Call ... Read more about "[ Innosuisse - Manufacturing technologies Impulse Programme | Research funding ]"
31JAN
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The development of awareness for the different cultural, social and energy-related aspects of building that can be found across the globe is among the most important soft skills that can be conveyed to architecture students. That is why the non-profit Sto Foundation will hold its 7th International Summer School Competition in 2019 and is calling ... Read more about "[ Sto Foundation - Funding for summer school in architecture | Summer school project funding ]"
31JAN
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The Swiss National Science Foundation has announced the third edition of its competition for images and short videos from the world of science. The best entries will be showcased in various exhibitions, including the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, the Zurich Film Festival as well as in Martigny, Paris and San ... Read more about "[ SNSF image competition 2019 | Scientific dissemination ]"
01FEB
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The Ikea Foundation Switzerland supports: Prototypes and product developments anywhere in the world Product and collection presentations at public exhibitions anywhere in the world Competitions (only if its programme is arranged by specialists and its results are judged by experts) Workshops and lectures (only if targeting students or treating topics relevant to students) Supported projects ... Read more about "[ Ikea Foundation Switzerland - funding for prototypes, product development and events | Research funding ]"
15FEB
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The goal of the FAMAE Foundation is to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint. The Foundation launches annual international competitions to enable brilliant and innovative inventors to make their ideas come true or to effectively launch their product. The 2019 competition ... Read more about "[ FAMAE Foundation - PRECIOUS WATER! | Proof of Concept & Seed funding ]"
01MAR
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EUROGIA2020 is launching a new project call in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan to encourage companies to participate in transnational collaborations to develop innovative industrial RD&D projects for low carbon energy technologies. The first call will be launched in September 2018 in five low carbon sector areas of common interest to ... Read more about "[ EUROGIA 2020 | Research funding ]"
15MAR
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The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation offers Doctoral Exchange Grants to PhD students to carry out a research stay of max. 1 year at a host institution (university or research institute) anywhere in the world. Please note that either the home institution or the host institution should be based in Switzerland. The ultimate aim of the ... Read more about "[ Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
27MAR
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The Call for 2020 EIT Health Business Plan Proposals is now open. EPFL is an Associate Partner in EIT Health and can participate in all projects, although the total funding available for EPFL is capped. Final proposals are due by 27 March 2019. Please note that, for Innovation Projects, a pre-proposal must be submitted to ... Read more about "[ EIT Health Business Plan 2020 - Calls for Proposals | Research funding ]"
31MAR
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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]"
31MAR
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Ursula Wirz Foundation promotes research and development in the industrial sector, in particular in the fields of printing technology and coating technology by supporting ground-breaking scientific work and lectures by awarding scholarships to students and scientists at the request of the institution in Switzerland. Deadlines: 31 March and 30 September (every year) Application: requests for ... Read more about "[ Ursula Wirz Foundation | 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 ]"
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 ]"
01JUN
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The Ikea Foundation Switzerland supports: Prototypes and product developments anywhere in the world Product and collection presentations at public exhibitions anywhere in the world Competitions (only if its programme is arranged by specialists and its results are judged by experts) Workshops and lectures (only if targeting students or treating topics relevant to students) Supported projects ... Read more about "[ Ikea Foundation Switzerland - funding for prototypes, product development and events | Research funding ]"